A History of the World in 100 Weapons
A History of the World in 100 Weapons tells the stories of the hundred definitive weapons whose effects have been the most revolutionary, changing the way war is waged and the very world we live in. All one hundred are revealed in an array of sumptuous color photographs and contemporary images. Compiled with the assistance of some of the leading military historians, this volume reveals not only the weapon itself but who wielded it and where, clearly explaining the blow-by-blow advance of military technology and expertise across the ages.
Weapons include: Roman gladius, Japanese katana, English longbow, Maxim gun, US atomic bomb, US B-17 Flying Fortress, Soviet AK-47 rifle, and more.
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Updated as of 12/07/2023ABBREVIATIONS: dj-dust jacket, biblio-bibliography, b/w-black and white, illust-illustrations, b/c-book club addition.
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