A History of the World in 100 Weapons

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A History of the World in 100 Weapons tells the stories of the hundred definitive weapons whose effects have been the most revolutionary, changing the way war is waged and the very world we live in. From the gladius of ancient Rome to the AK-47, all one hundred are revealed in an array of sumptuous colour photographs and contemporary images. Compiled with the assistance of some of the leading military historians, this volume reveals not only the weapon itself but who wielded it and where, clearly explaining the blow-by-blow advance of military technology and expertise across the ages.

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  1. I am constantly upset at the glorification of weapons. A high percentage of films are about weaponry – eg westerns,police based films & even sci-fi’s.
    Too of ever come to the conclusion to fight Our fellow Mankind is horrific. Personally I would rather have another species as a enemy, at least there is a constructiveness in being eaten as meat for an Animal & not because of some predejudice – such as the colour of My skin,or the clothes I wear etc.

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