A History of the World in 100 Weapons

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  • 9781849085205
  • 9781472808325
Our history has been shaped and changed by weapons: the smallest advances in weapons development have helped to build and overthrow empires, changed the course of civilization, driven modern technology, and won wars. For thousands of years, individual pieces of weaponry have come to symbolize struggles and nations, from the Roman gladius to the English longbow, and from the flintlock musket through to the AK47. This book reveals the weapons that had the greatest impact on our history, explaining how and why they came to prominence, and uncovers the lasting effect they had on the world.
  • Bloomsbury Publishing; April 2014
  • ISBN: 9781472808325
  • Edition: 1
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  • Title: A History of the World in 100 Weapons
  • Author: Chris McNab
  • Imprint: Osprey Publishing
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  • 9781849085205
  • 9781472808325

About The Author

Chris McNab is an author and editor specializing in military history and military technology. To date he has published more than 40 books, including A History of the World in 100 Weapons (2011), Deadly Force (2009) and Tools of Violence (2008). He is the contributing editor of Hitler's Armies: A History of the German War Machine 1939–45 (2011) and Armies of the Napoleonic Wars (2009). Chris has also written extensively for major encyclopedia series, magazines and newspapers, and he lives in South Wales, UK.

Andrew Roberts is the author of Masters and Commanders: How Four Titans Won the War in the West (which won the International Churchill Society Book Award) and A History of the English-Speaking Peoples since 1900 (which won the Intercollegiate Studies Institute Book Award). His latest book, The Storm of War: A New History of the Second World War, won the British Army Military Book of the Year for 2010. He holds a PhD in History from Cambridge University.

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  • 9781849085205
  • 9781472808325