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By Robert A. Sadowski

ISBN-10: 1634504453

ISBN-13: 9781634504454

Discover how fifty nice firearms encouraged and assisted in shaping our world.

World historical past has continuously been interwoven with advancements in firearms expertise and so is peppered with mythical weapons. because the invention of gunpowder, international locations have raced to create extra important and robust firearms with which to guard, triumph over, and hunt. 50 weapons that modified the World explores the main major firearms from the previous 2 hundred years, from lethal guns of battle to old fashioned plinking weapons. integrated are:

Winchester version 1873
Colt 1911
Mauser version 98
M1 Garand
Ruger 10/22
AK-47
AR-15
Benelli M2
Glock G17
Barrett 82A1

Discover the background, layout information, operation, versions, and clients of every firearm, illustrated with archival images from the brands and of the weapons in motion. Firearms fanatics, historical past buffs, hunters, and shooters will all locate anything to surprise at during this lovely full-color book.

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Beckford was struck by salacious details and by ludicrous, especially pompous, phrasing; his selection and light editing of passages from the books he read testify to his love of the ridiculous and to his mocking, irreverent spirit. To take a very modest example, his copy of a collection of biographies of central figures in the French Revolution, Stewarton’s Revolutionary Plutarch (), has notes in only the first of three volumes, and they refer to fewer than a hundred pages of text. Beckford’s notes fill half a page, as follows:  Murdering en masse at Toulon by Brutus Buonaparte Citizen Sans-culotte  Barras & his entourage  Angereau for one night put  young Nuns into requisition for himself & his staff—  delightful Fète given by this gallant general in the principal Church of Bologna .

And the number of readings. The selection of topics gives an impression of the kind of thing the reader was looking for, or arrested by. If you know enough about the annotator, you may be able to tell whether the list was made for private or for professional purposes— for example, as a set of materials to be used in an anthology, a review, or a memoir. Some readers group topics in separate areas on the endpapers rather than making a single list; anything with more system to it than a list is evidence of habits of mind strong enough to override conventional usage.

The subject headings are usually very basic and the path of least resistance is to use the words of the original author; annotators who put things in their own words are unusual and noteworthy. The flamboyant and eccentric William Beckford (–) adapted the conventional reader’s index in a quite distinctive way. I shall be returning to him again later, but a few examples from among his books at this point will serve to establish his customary practice and to illustrate the value of the reader’s index and its customary placement.

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