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By John O'Bryan

Someday a prehistoric man picked up a rock and threw it at whatever. And the historical past of guns started. Comedy author and weapon nerd John O'Bryan relays the freaky highlights of man's centuries-old obsession with weaponry. He hilariously explains the mace, the morning celebrity, and the fellow catcher, whereas conveying genuine information regarding every one weapon: its historical past, makes use of, and badass capability. Flipping via history's highlights, readers will find out about Attila the Hun, Genghis Khan, and the "peaceful" Shaolin clergymen. This final compendium of amazing guns offers the entire strangely precise info guaranteed to provoke anyone who's ever made a gun with their palms and acknowledged, "PEW-PEW-PEW!"

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