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Guns of the Wild West: A Photographic Tour of Guns That Shaped Our Country's History
From the guns used by the first Europeans to step foot on western soil, to the new firearms of the West, Guns of the Wild West is a fascinating photographic exploration of some of the most famous guns of the frontier. Drawn from the collection of the Cody Firearms Museum of the Buffalo Bill Historical Center, this work provides photos, details, and the history of the actual weapons used by some of the most famous western legends: from Buffalo Bill Cody and Annie Oakley, to Theodore Roosevelt and Henry Ford. The famous and the infamous are all included here: Frederick Remington, Zane Grey, George Custer, Gary Cooper, and John Jeremiah or Liver-Eatin Johnson. Guns of the Wild West features striking, full-color photographs of firearms that illustrate each period of western history from the Europeans first encounters with the Native Americans, to the current demographics and mindset of the West and its people. The illuminating text discusses how the firearms affected, and were affected, by society. Photographed by award-winning photographer Bruce Curtis and written by David Kennedy, curator of the Cody Firearms Museum, this book is an engaging and authoritative showcase of the most prominent firearms used by some of the famous, larger-than-life gunslingers who have defined this often-romanticized period in American history known as the Old West. Read more nsi-GunsWildWest