A sweeping, definitive biography of Samuel Colt—the inventor of the legendary Colt revolver (a.k.a. six-shooter)—which changed the US forever, triggering the industrial revolution and the settlement of the American West. Patented in 1836, the Colt pistol with its revolving cylinder was the first practical firearm that could shoot more than one bullet without reloading. For many reasons, Colt’s gun had a profound effect on American history. Its most immediate impact was on the expansionism of the American west, where white emigrants and US soldiers came to depend on it, and where Native Americans came to dread it. The six-shooter became the iconic weapon of gun-slingers, outlaws, and cowboys—some willing to pay $500 out west for a gun that sold for $25 back east. In making the revolver, Colt also changed American manufacturing—his factory revolutionized industry in the United States. Ultimately, Colt and his gun-making brought together the two most significant forces of change before the Civil War—the industrial revolution in the east, Manifest Destiny in the west. Brilliantly told, Revolver brings the brazenly ambitious and profoundly innovative industrialist and leader Samuel Colt to vivid life. In the space of his forty-seven years, he seemingly lived five lives: he traveled, womanized, drank prodigiously, smuggled guns to Russia, bribed politicians, and supplied the Union Army with the guns they needed to win the Civil War. Colt lived during an age of promise and progress, but also of slavery, corruption, and unbridled greed, and he not only helped to create this America, he completely embodied it. By the time he died in 1862 in Hartford, Connecticut, he was one of the most famous men in nation, and one of the richest. While Revolver is a riveting and revealing biography of Colt, a man who made significant contributions to our country during the nineteenth century, it’s also a lively and informative historical portrait of America during a time of extraordinary transformation.
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|Genre Book||: History|
|Author Book||: Jim Rasenberger|
|Release Book||: 2020-05-26|
|Download Book||: 448 Pages|
The Beatles as Musicians is a comprehensive, chronologically ordered study of every aspect of the group's musical life--composition, performance, recording and reception histories--in its transcendent late period, from 1966 to 1970. Richly authoritative interpretations are interwoven through a documentary study of many thousands of audio and other sources.
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|Genre Book||: Music|
|Author Book||: Walter Everett|
|Publisher||: Oxford University Press, USA|
|Release Book||: 1999|
|Download Book||: 395 Pages|
As restless, reckless, and precise as the Colt revolver for which it is named, Robyn Schiff’s Revolver “repeats fire without reloading” as it reckons with the array of foreboding objects displayed at the Great Exhibition of 1851 and the traces of their ghosts one hundred years later. A dirge on the Singer Sewing Machine, an exuberant and unnerving rumination on multipurpose campaign furniture, and a breathless account of Ralph Lauren’s silver Porsche 550 Spyder are among the collection’s exhilarating corporate histories, urgent fantasias, and agonizing love poems. The long, lavish, and utterly unpredictable sentences that Schiff has assembled contort as much to discover what can’t be contained as what can. This is a book of extremes relentlessly contemporary in scope. And like the eighty-blade sportsman’s knife also described here, Revolver keeps opening and reopening to the daunting possibilities of transformation—“Splayed it is a bouquet of all the ways a point mutates.” from “Silverware by J. A. Henckels” Let me be as streamlined as my knife when I say this. As cold as my three-pronged fork that cools the meat even as it steadies it. A pettiness in me was honed in this cutlers’ town, later bombed, in which Adolf Eichmann, who was born there alongside my wedding pattern, could hear the constant sharpening of knives like some children hear the corn in their hometowns talking to them through the wind. The horizon is just the score they breathe through like a box of chickens breathing through a slit.
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|Genre Book||: Poetry|
|Author Book||: Robyn Schiff|
|Publisher||: University of Iowa Press|
|Release Book||: 2008-04-01|
|Download Book||: 234 Pages|
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 53. Chapters: Revolver, Smith and Wesson Model 3, Pepper-box, Colt Python, LeMat Revolver, Charter Arms Bulldog, Smith & Wesson Model 57, Colt Detective Special, Kerr's Patent Revolver, Smith & Wesson Model 29, Ruger Redhawk, Smith & Wesson Model 500, Colt Anaconda, Smith & Wesson Model 686, M1917 revolver, Cylinder, Smith & Wesson Ladysmith, Smith & Wesson Model 12, Smith & Wesson Model 19, Ruger SP-101, Colt King Cobra, Taurus Raging Bull, Beretta Stampede, Smith & Wesson Model 625, Chiappa Rhino, Smith & Wesson Model 27, Smith & Wesson Model 36, Smith & Wesson Model 586, Smith & Wesson Model 28, Colt Buntline, Snubnosed revolver, Type 26 revolver, Smith & Wesson Centennial, Smith & Wesson Model 60, Automatic revolver, Pfeifer Zeliska .600 Nitro Express revolver, List of revolvers, Colt Diamondback, Smith & Wesson Model 13, Smith & Wesson Model 15, Apache revolver, Smith & Wesson Model 18, FAMAE revolver, M1879 Reichsrevolver, JTL-E .500 S&W Magnum 12," Gward revolver, FN Barracuda, MIL Thunder 5, Henrion, Dassy & Heuschen Revolver, Smith & Wesson Model 340PD, Belly gun, Velo-dog, FitzGerald Special, Cobray Pocket Pal, Smith & Wesson Model 629 Stealth Hunter, Smith & Wesson Model 460, Smith & Wesson Lemon Squeezer, John Ross/Performance Center .500 S&W Magnum, Union Automatic Revolver, Smith & Wesson Model 646, Frontier Bulldog, New Nambu M60, AAI underwater revolver, Smith & Wesson Model 627 2.625," Smith & Wesson Model 327PD, Bossu Revolver, Mauser Zig-Zag, Korth Combat, Smith & Wesson Model 30, Smith & Wesson Model 22, 1873 Buntline Target, Colt New Police Revolver, Ruger Bowen .500 Maximum, Ultimate 500, Smith & Wesson Model 17, RMR, Beretta Laramie, Hand ejector, Tanegashima revolver, Freedom Arms Model 83 .500 WE, Armtech SMOLT. Excerpt: A revolver is a repeating firearm that has a cylinder containing multiple chambers...
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|Author Book||: Source Wikipedia|
|Release Book||: 2013-09|
|Download Book||: 54 Pages|
Ed McGivern needs no introduction to gun enthusiasts and serious marksmen. For more than 50 years he was revered as one of the top authorities in the field of small firearms. A world champion marksmen who made The Guinness Book of World Records, he trained scores of law enforcement officers and developed a system of teaching that is as effective today as it was when this book was originally published. It resulted from years of experimentation and research conducted by McGivern, who utilized electric timers and other devices to determine the angles and techniques that would produce the fastest, most accurate revolver shooting. Packed with handgun lore and original photographs from the first edition, this much-sought-after classic contains a wealth of facts for marksmen everywhere.
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|Genre Book||: Antiques & Collectibles|
|Author Book||: Ed McGivern|
|Publisher||: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.|
|Release Book||: 2007-10-17|
|Download Book||: 496 Pages|
Originally published in 1904, this rare early work on the revolver and its use, is both expensive and hard to find in its first edition. We are now republishing it, using the original text and artwork, in a high quality, affordable, modern edition. The author was a well known and respected figure in the gun world of that era. He was an expert shot with all types of firearms and was Vice-President of the National Rifle Association and President of the Ashford Rifle Club. He also wrote "The Art of Revolver Shooting" and "Practical Rifle Shooting." and was a prolific contributor of shooting material to the sporting press. The book's one hundred and thirty six pages contain many black and white photographas and illustrations and eighteen detailed chapters: Selecting a Revolver and Ammunition; Cleaning and Care of Weapons; Sights; Learning to Use the Revolver; Gallery Shooting; Bisley: 20 Yards Stationary Target; Disappearing Target; Rapid Firing; Traversing Target; Team Shooting and Coaching; General Remarks on Shooting in Competitions; Stage Shooting; Trick Shooting; Target Shooting Off Horseback; Shooting in Self Defence; Revolver Shooting for Ladies; Shooting in the Dark. This is a fascinating read for any gun enthusiast or historian, with much of the information and advice still useful and practical today.
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|Genre Book||: Sports & Recreation|
|Author Book||: Walter Winans|
|Publisher||: Read Books Ltd|
|Release Book||: 2013-04-16|
|Download Book||: 144 Pages|
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