Sniper

A History of the US Marksman

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Following the success of Out of Nowhere: A History of the Military Sniper, sniper expert Martin Pegler gives us an in-depth study of the emergence of American rifleman, sharpshooter and sniper, examining the evolution of the rifle in America from the earliest firearms of the 15th century to the highly accurate sniping rifles of the 21st century. Pegler analyses the technological development of the rifle, sighting systems and ammunition and uses contemporary accounts to describe how the use of the rifle during the Revolutionary War, Civil War and the conflicts of the 20th and 21st centuries have impacted on US military history. This detailed account concludes with a study of the American sniper in modern warfare, including Afghanistan and the ongoing conflict in Iraq, providing an overview of the march of weapons technology, as well as an unusual insight into the lives and the motives of the men who used them.

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Published Aug 20 2011
Format Ebook (PDF)
Edition 1st
Extent 304
ISBN 9781849089975
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 30 b/w; 29 col
Series General Military
Short code GNM
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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