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by R.L. Wilson

  • Author: R.L. Wilson
  • ISBN: 0785818928
  • ISBN13: 978-0785818922
  • ePub: 1332 kb | FB2: 1749 kb
  • Language: English
  • Category: Americas
  • Publisher: Book Sales, Inc. (May 15, 2008)
  • Pages: 392
  • Rating: 4.1/5
  • Votes: 672
  • Format: rtf mobi lit lrf
Peacemakers: Arms and Adventure in the American West ePub download

Wilson was born in Minnesota and studied history and art as a scholarship student at Carleton College. Outstanding book, as are all I have by .

Wilson was born in Minnesota and studied history and art as a scholarship student at Carleton College. A resident of Connecticut, he is the author of more than 25 books and 200 articles on firearms and their embellishment. Not only are the pictures great but it has a lot of information about firearms and American Indian weapons of the western frontier.

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Wilson, an internationally recognized expert in the history of firearms, explores the guns and other weapons, people and places of the . Bibliographic Details. Title: The Peacemakers: Arms And Adventure In The.

Wilson, an internationally recognized expert in the history of firearms, explores the guns and other weapons, people and places of the American Old West in this vast and beautiful tribute to the subject. Cowboys and Indians, Soldiers and Settlers, Revolvers and Rifles, Knives, Swords and Tomahawks, Lawmen and Bad Men, Saddles and Stagecoaches, the West in Movies and TV, nd much, much more. Publisher: Chartwell Books, Edison, New Jersey, . Publication Date: 2004.

A unique pictorial celebration of the West, lavishly illustrated and unsurpassed in its authenticity: a collector's item for anyone interested in America's colorful past. Over 300 color plates, and over 200 black and white photos.

The best book on Old West guns. Published by Thriftbooks. com User, 19 years ago. This book is one of the most beatiful I have seen. The extraordinary amount of information provided on the text is surpassed only by the quality and variety of the pictures.

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In this unique tribute to the West, R. L. Wilson has produced the definitive and most lavishly illustrated book ever on the weaponry of the West and its colorful and intriguing users.In 320 full color and 215 black and white illustrations, with in depth text and captions, the broad range of arms and users is detailed.  Beginning with Native American primitive weaponry, this book presents a comprehensive panorama from Lewis and Clark and their historic expedition, through subsequent trailblazing explorers, traders and mountain men, to the Army, the gold and silver miners, gunfighters, gamblers, outlaws, frontier madams and their soiled doves, to peace officers, cowboys and ranchers, as well as sodbusters, shopkeepers and the agents of Wells Fargo, hunters and gentlemen sportsmen, Wild West showmen and women, to the Western stars of stage, screen, radio, and television.  A final chapter provides insights and revelations on collecting arms and related treasures of the frontier. No book of the West has been so thoroughly researched to produce an unmatched mother lode of exquisitely designed color illustrations.  Drawing upon talents of gifted photographers, and upon archives of period images, the author has assembled the most dramatic and captivating visual collection of historic and priceless Western arms and their users ever published.The original color photography and the historic period photographic images and art, and film and TV stills create a new and comprehensive look at the West.These extraordinary, often beautiful illustrations also include hundreds of objects of memorabilia that have their own role in the saga:  Indian artifacts, holsters and cartridge belts, chaps, saddles, boots, and countless other leather goods, military uniforms, gambling equipment, law enforcement badges, headgear, clothing, advertising art and trade cards, show business memorabilia, and much more.  Even frontier architecture is frequently illustrated.Over 250 private collectors, museums, and historical societies cooperated in the author's far reaching research.  Foremost among these sources is the Gene Autry Western Heritage Museum, which exhibits an unmatched collection of arms and accoutrements.  Over sixty illustrations were taken of specific arms and memorabilia displayed by that remarkable institution.The book's large format presents most of these arms in exquisite close ups accompanied by details of their history and significance.  The book's organization provides a unique overview of the original West and the fictional West, the latter serving to keep alive the spirit of romance and adventure.  A selected bibliography and detailed index complete the contents of this landmark tribute to an American phenomenon:  The West.
Raniconne
I love to collect many different types of coffee table books and give this a 5 star rating.
A well researched and in depth look at the colorful people of the Old West and their weapons of choice. Starting with native american arms moving through Lewis and Clark, other explorers, mountain men, military, gamblers, madams, cowboys, sherrifs etc. This book has over 300 color and 200 B&W beautiful illustrations include numerous memorialbilia objects gathered from private collectors, museums and historical societys. Wonderful visual layout and design & well researched captions gave you the feeling of walking through a "virtual museum". If you like history and literature of the old west, this would be a must addition to your library.
Siralune
Outstanding book, as are all I have by R.L. Wilson. Not only are the pictures great but it has a lot of information about firearms and American Indian weapons of the western frontier. Would definitely recommend even if all you did was buy it for the pictures.
godlike
The most I like is, the history while the west was being settled and all the folks that helped make that possible....
Usishele
I've been an R.L. Wilson fan for years. I'm sorry we lost him recently. This is another of his fantastic works. I should have bought it years ago. I'm excited to sit down and read it with my kids. There's lots of history here and with great photos and illustrations. Buy it and other of Wilson's books.
Zbr
A beautiful book. Every firearm made in America, from the REAL west to the REEL west, it's in here. This is a must have for everyone interested in the building of America and the firearms of that era.
Mr.mclav
Love this book. Peacemakers....what a history these guns had.
Maridor
perfect
Book was perfect for me and covered all the basic in following the development of weapons in the Old West. Pictures were breathtaking at times. Great info and films and television guns. Read it cover-to-cover!
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