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THE GUNS OF JOHN MOSES BROWNING: THE REMARKABLE STORY OF THE INVENTOR WHOSE FIREARMS CHANGED THE WORLD Nathan Gorenstein 2021 1st ed Hardcover
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New York, Scribner, 2021, 1st edition. 325 pp, photos on glossy stock for better detail. Thick hardcover, DJ, like New. 

A major biography of "the Thomas Edison of guns," John Moses Browning, brings to life a visionary inventor whose astonishing array of firearms has shaped American culture and armed the world's militaries for more than a century. Few people are aware that Browning -- a tall modest, cerebral man born in 1855 and raised as a Mormon -- invented the modern pistol along with hunting rifles and shotguns still sold today. 

He designed machine guns for World War I that proved decisive in World War II and played a major role in winning the Battle of Britain. Incredibly, his weapons are still relied on by American troops in the twenty-first century. Embodying the tradition of self-made, self-educated American geniuses, Browning possessed a remarkable gift for thinking in three dimensions. He never used blueprints. While competitors struggled to create one or two successful firearms, Browning became the unheralded genius behind arms makers Fabrique Nationale Herstal, Winchester and Colt. 

Largely unknown in America until the last decade of his life, he was already a household name in Europe. Browning's life story is the history of modern firearms, for good and ill. Sweeping, lively, and brilliantly told, this fascinating book introduces a little-known American legend whose impact on history ranks with that of the Wright brothers, Henry Ford, and other pioneers of innovation.



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