American gun : a history of the U.S. in ten firearms by Kyle, Taya; Kyle, Chris; DeFelice, Jim; Doyle, William

By Kyle, Taya; Kyle, Chris; DeFelice, Jim; Doyle, William

During this e-book, the writer, deadliest sniper in U.S. background tracks down and shoots the 10 most vital American firearms, from a flintlock rifle to a Colt revolver to the newest high-tech weapon he used as a military SEAL. He makes use of those weapons as a window on usa heritage, making the sweeping argument that the yankee tale has been tied to and formed through the gun. He revisits turning issues in American history, Read more...

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Tracks very important American firearms, from a flintlock rifle to a Colt revolver to the high-tech weapon the writer used as a seal. This ebook makes use of those weapons as a window on usa background, making Read more...

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A horrified Sam Houston tried to stop the massacre, shouting “Parade! ” in a vain attempt to call his men back to form a dress formation and leave off killing. By the time the butchery stopped, a total of 630 Mexicans died that day, versus nine Texans. The people of Texas were jubilant, grasping that independence was theirs. A messenger raced into one refugee camp on the Sabine River waving his hat and shouting, “San Jacinto! San Jacinto! ” A lady named Kate Scurry Terrell witnessed the reaction and wrote: “The scene that followed beggars description.

The Americans aimed to mess that all up by targeting those officers. In modern terms, we’d say they were zeroing in on Burgoyne’s command and control. Burgoyne couldn’t lead his army without its officers. That’s where Murphy and his fellow snipers came in. Their long-range shots sought to leave the Red Coat units headless. If they could do that in this battle, the whole Revolution might turn around for them. The French king was looking on from the sidelines, wondering if he should support the Americans.

The best picture of the American long-riflemen comes from the unfortunate British troops who had to face them in battle. ” But their leaders had not fully absorbed the implications of the tactic, and on this day on the battlefield at Saratoga, several were sitting ducks out in the open, mounted on horses where they could be easily targeted. The most important of them was Simon Fraser, a Scottish aristocrat and British brigadier general who was massing his troops for a fresh charge on what would become known to historians as the Battle of Bemis Heights.

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