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By Alexander Rose

ISBN-10: 0553384384

ISBN-13: 9780553384383

George Washington insisted that his portrait be painted with one. Daniel Boone created a legend with one. Abraham Lincoln shot them at the White condo garden. And Teddy Roosevelt had his in particular customized.

In this first-of-its-kind ebook, historian Alexander Rose grants a colourful, engrossing biography of an American icon: the rifle. Drawing at the phrases of foot infantrymen, inventors, and presidents, in response to large new examine, and spanning from the Revolution to the current day, American Rifle is a balanced, splendidly unique background of the rifle and its position in American tradition.

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