The Winchester: Legend of the West by Laura Trevelyan

The Winchester: Legend of the West

byLaura Trevelyan

Kobo ebook | August 31, 2016

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The Winchester Rifle, the iconic gun made in New Haven, Connecticut, and sold in its hundreds of thousands around the world, mirrors American expansion at a key period in the young country's history. The lethal repeating rifle became the defining image of America's frontier – and was known amongst Native Americans as 'the spirit gun'. It represented both the pioneering vigour and the brutal force which conquered the West. Laura Trevelyan explores the history of, and the family behind, this renowned representation of American power. The entrepreneurial drive of Oliver Winchester led the rifle to rapidly assume legendary status not long after its release in 1866, gaining endorsements from the likes of Buffalo Bill, Annie Oakley and President Teddy Roosevelt. This engaging history sheds light on the story and myth of an American legend.

Title:The Winchester: Legend of the WestFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:August 31, 2016Publisher:I.B.TaurisLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0857728628

ISBN - 13:9780857728623

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