The text is augmented and enriched throughout with clearly identified illustrations of everything from antique muskets, flintlocks, repeating rifles, and howitzers to bullet molds, powder horns, and other firearm accessories.
This thoroughly documented, authoritative and highly readable book not only details the weapons used during the settlement and westward expansion of America, but also describes their use by fur traders, trappers, soldiers, and Native Americans. The result is a lively historical examination of the momentous events that were strongly influenced by the gun trade.
ISBN – 978-0-486-43681-4
Dover Publications, 2005