"The Illustrated History of Weaponry: From Flint Axes to Automatic Weapons" is a comprehensive look at the often deadly, sometimes surprising, always fascinating tools of battle. Extraordinary weapons from around the world, some never before photographed, are collected in this one-of-a-kind volume. There are weapons which were owned by Napoleon, Himmler, Catherine the Great, Mussolini, Jefferson Davis and Kaiser Wilhelm, amongst others, and there is information on great weapons innovators such as Forsyth, Remington, Colt and Kalashnikov. Finally, a variety of weapons of espionage, curiosities and rarities completes this fascinating selection.
Chuck Willis is a writer, editor and consultant specialising in history, with an emphasis on military history. His work in this area includes books on Little Bighorn, Pearl Harbor and the Tet Offensive, as well as several volumes of an illustrated history of the American Civil War. He lives in New York City, USA.
Prehistoric and Ancient Weapons; Changing Ways of Warfare; Revolutionary Times; From Napoleon to 1914; First World War; Second World War and Beyond; Glossary; Bibliography; Index.