By John O'Bryan
Someday a prehistoric man picked up a rock and threw it at whatever. And the heritage of guns all 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 big name, and the guy catcher, whereas conveying real information regarding each one weapon: its heritage, makes use of, and badass capability. 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 offers the entire strangely real information absolute to galvanize anyone who's ever made a gun with their hands 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