Chris Kyle was an American hero, and he was also an expert on guns. This book is amazing, and not just for gun experts. If you have any interest in historical fiction, or romance, or military adventure, it's an amazingly valuable tool. It really explains the difference between muskets and rifles, between bolt-action and semi-automatic fire, and between semi-automatic and fully automatic machine guns in a way that's really easy to follow. Plus there are some great stories that highlight each of t Chris Kyle was an American hero, and he was also an expert on guns.
Plus there are some great stories that highlight each of these historical guns in action. I would recommend this book to anyone who is interested in guns, patriotism, American history, or in writing historical fiction that involves firearms of any kind. Jul 10, Jon Mellberg rated it it was amazing. Do you know what a rifled barrel is?
Did you know that Lincoln had a shooting range on the White House grounds? Are you interested in the legendary shootout at the O. Coral with Wyatt Erp and Doc Holiday? Did you know that the Gatling gun was an American invention as well as the first several, more modern machine guns? Fun and quick, Kyle shares American History through the sights get it?! I had no idea he w Do you know what a rifled barrel is?
I had no idea he was such a great writer. I took him for his self-described moniker: Texas redneck. Well, he may have been.
American Gun: A History of the U.S. in Ten Firearms by Chris Kyle
But he was also an amazing American hero and patriot. Jun 07, Rob Robideau rated it it was amazing. Guns Are the Stars of These Fascinating Stories from American History Many books in this vein are written by historians with little to no experience using the actual firearms that they are writing about. They write using technical information that they have heard 2nd or 3rd hand from so-called experts and much of it is just plain incorrect. As a firearm enthusiast and writer in the industry, these incorrect details drive me nuts and often cause me to quit reading an otherwise excellent book.
When Guns Are the Stars of These Fascinating Stories from American History Many books in this vein are written by historians with little to no experience using the actual firearms that they are writing about. When I saw that this history book was written by Chris Kyle, I anticipated none of the aforementioned problems.
Most people picking up this book will already know who Chris Kyle is and would correctly assume that he has an intimate working knowledge of a variety of firearms. Military History]], then you already know that he also knows how to tell a good story. The stars of this book are the firearms, not the historical figures, battles, or other events that are examined. The stories are all on topic and fascinating.
American Gun: A History of the U.S. in Ten Firearms
He includes a broad of a range of types of historical events and there is bound to be at least one story that you will be excitedly conveying to your friends after finishing this book. I love the style in which this book is written. Not sensational.
Not promoting a political agenda. It merely offers up simple, yet interesting stories in which the stars are historically significant firearms. They were rebels in the first, but picked the wrong side in the second. This book pays them proper homage in an unassuming manner that I believe anyone can enjoy. Aug 01, Gail Welborn rated it it was amazing Shelves: reviews. His passion for guns was only surpassed by his love for history, a love that provided the inspiration for him to write American Gun: a History of the U.
May 15, Renee rated it it was amazing Shelves: favorites. I'm not a gun enthusiast but I still highly enjoyed this book. The things I learned in this book are things I never learned in school but where very interesting. I enjoyed how Chris Kyle brought in his experience with each gun and even explained to the reader about calibers, another amazing book by an amazing man who was taken too soon.
I enjoyed how Chris Kyle brought in his experience with each gun and even explained to the reader about calibers, something I didn't know. The forward and afterward by Taya Kyle is so sweet and I'm glad she is working so hard to keep Chris Kyle's memory alive and complete the projects that were close to his heart. If you like history or guns or both I highly recommend reading this book. Great overview and look at the evolution of 10 game changing guns.
Marked down in my rating for the usual and typical Hitler bashing, Hitlers "suicide", use of the term "Native Americans" for Amerindians. Although Chris Kyle was a bad ass, among many other American military men and women. Keep in mind that he recieved the Grateful Nation Award from the Jewish Institute for National Security Affairs, so that says a lot on who they are really fighting for. May 19, Rosey Waters rated it liked it Shelves: author-male , genre-history , decade-published , category-non-fiction , 3-star-reads , type-full-length , age-general. I really don't know how to review this book.
Here's what I will say about it -- I suppose it's not much of a surprise to find out that people who see danger around every corner are the same people who want everyone to carry a gun are the same people who see the world changing and hate where we have gone as a society oh those good old days, they always seem to be saying.
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Anyways, I did find this interesting. I don't know that I agree with his version of America, but it doesn't make the book les I really don't know how to review this book. I don't know that I agree with his version of America, but it doesn't make the book less interesting. May 22, Jessie rated it liked it. I read this book because I love history and appreciate firearms, weaponry and guns and how they shaped our county.
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While I really enjoyed reading about the history behind the guns of our past, I guess I needed to be more of an enthusiast to get everything this book had to offer. I am excited to pass it on to many of the people in my life that I know will fully immerse themselves in this book and take away what the author has poured into it. The passion of is evident throughout the pages, it was I read this book because I love history and appreciate firearms, weaponry and guns and how they shaped our county.
The passion of is evident throughout the pages, it was written well. Sep 17, Grady rated it it was amazing. American Gun is about the guns from the s through todays guns. If you know a lot about guns this is the book to read. If you are a person who wants to know about which war these guns were in. In my opinion i really like this book, not only because its military it's because it has the story's of each gun. Oct 26, JumpStreet69 rated it liked it.
I liked it, but it wasn't my favorite. This isn't going to be everyones cup of tea. You have to like guns if you want to read this. The reason i liked it is because it actually told a story of which war it was in, which was interesting.
I would suggest this to anybody that likes guns.