A History of Weapons: Crossbows, Caltrops, Catapults & Lots of Other Things That Can Seriously Mess You Up (Hardcover)

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    John O'Bryan has written for Nickelodeon's Avatar: The Last Airbender and Disney XD'sMotorcity. He lives in Los Angeles.
    One day a prehistoric guy picked up a rock and threw it at something. And the history of weapons began. Comedy writer 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 star, and the man catcher, while conveying factual information about each weapon: its history, uses, and badass potential. Flipping through history's highlights, readers will learn about Attila the Hun, Genghis Khan, and the "peaceful" Shaolin monks. This ultimate compendium of awesome weapons delivers all the surprisingly true details sure to impress anybody who's ever made a gun with their fingers and said, "PEW-PEW-PEW!"

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    ISBN 9781452110547
    Genre HISTORY / Military / Weapons
    Format Hardcover
    Pages 231
    Publisher Date 2013-04-23 00:00:00.0
    Publisher Chronicle Books Llc
    Copyright Year 2013
    Height 8.25 in
    Wdth 6.25 in
    Thickness 1.0 in
    Unit weight 1.05 lb
    Language English
    Subtitle Crossbows, Caltrops, Catapults & Lots of Other Things That Can Seriously Mess You Up
    Audience General/trade
    Authors O'Bryan, John
    Country of Origin United States

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