By John O'Bryan
In the future a prehistoric man picked up a rock and threw it at anything. And the background of guns started. Comedy author and weapon nerd John O'Bryan relays the freaky highlights of man's centuries-old obsession with weaponry. He hilariously explains the mace, the morning superstar, and the fellow catcher, whereas conveying real information regarding every one weapon: its heritage, makes use of, and badass power. Flipping via history's highlights, readers will find out about Attila the Hun, Genghis Khan, and the "peaceful" Shaolin priests. This final compendium of remarkable guns gives you the entire unusually real info guaranteed to galvanize anyone who's ever made a gun with their arms and acknowledged, "PEW-PEW-PEW!"
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A History of Weapons: Crossbows, Caltrops, Catapults & Lots of Other Things that Can Seriously Mess You Up by John O'Bryan