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A History of Weapons

Crossbows, Caltrops, Catapults, & Lots of Other Things that Can Seriously Mess You Up
By John O’Bryan
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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 explai... Full Description
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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!"
Format: Paperback
Pages: 192
Size: 6 x 8
Age Range: 150 2-color illustrations
Publication: 4/23/2013
ISBN: 9781452110547
John O’Bryan has written for Nickelodeon’s Avatar: The Last Airbender and Disney XD’s Motorcity. He lives in Los Angeles.