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American Gun: A History of the U.S. in Ten Firearms, Chris Kyle and William Doyle
1 American Gun: A History of the U.S. in Ten Firearms
Chris Kyle and William Doyle USA William Morrow 2014 0062242725 / 9780062242723 Soft cover New Book 20.3 x 13.5 x 1.9 cm 
Now in paperback!: The #1 NYT bestselling author of AMERICAN SNIPER and former Navy SEAL Chris Kyle explores U.S. history through the lens of the nation's most iconic guns. Drawing on his legendary firearms knowledge and combat experience, U.S. Navy SEAL and #1 bestselling author of American Sniper Chris Kyle dramatically chronicles the story of America-from the Revolution to the present-through the lens of ten iconic guns and the remarkable heroes who used them to shape history: the American long rifle, Spencer repeater, Colt .45 revolver, Winchester 1873 rifle, Springfield M1903 rifle, M1911 pistol, Thompson submachine gun, M1 Garand, .38 Special police revolver, and the M16 rifle platform Kyle himself used. American Gun is a sweeping epic of bravery, adventure, invention, and sacrifice. Featuring a foreword and afterword by Taya Kyle and illustrated with more than 100 photographs, this new paperback edition features a bonus chapter, "The Eleventh Gun," on shotguns, derringers, and the Browning M2 machine gun. 
Price: 24.95 AUD
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The Gangs of New York: An Informal History of the Underworld [used book], Herbert Asbury
2 The Gangs of New York: An Informal History of the Underworld [used book]
Herbert Asbury UK Arrow Books 2003 0099436744 / 9780099436744 Soft cover Good Book B-format 
The Gangs of New York is a tour through a now unrecognisable city of abysmal poverty and habitual violence centred around the infamous slum of Five Points, with its rival Irish and American gangs. Cobbled from legend, memory, police records, the self-aggrandizements of aging crooks, popular journalism, and solid historical research, this is a powerful account of New York City's tumultuos past. Asbury presents the definitive work on this subject, an illumination of the gangs of old New York that ultimately gave rise to the modern Mafia and its depiction in cult films like The Godfather. 
Price: 8.00 AUD
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The Outback Vs the Wild West # Sequel to The Wild West in Australia and America, Jack Drake
3 The Outback Vs the Wild West # Sequel to The Wild West in Australia and America
Jack Drake Australia Boolarong Press 2012 1921920513 / 9781921920516 Soft cover New Book 23.0 x 16.5 cm 
In this volume Drake, focuses on the famous pastoral explorers, drovers and trail drivers; the poddydodgers, horse-thieves and rustlers; the wars of the land grabbers with Australian Aborigines and the American Indians; the clashes of lawless western entrepreneurs with the laws of the bit cities in the east; the colourful females who ventured our into a man's world and made their names, the transport by puffing billies and famous stage coach lines and buckjumpers, roughriders and rodeos. 
Price: 29.95 AUD
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The Wild West in Australia and America, Jack Drake
4 The Wild West in Australia and America
Jack Drake Australia Boolarong Press 2012 1921920475 / 9781921920479 Soft cover New Book 23.0 x 16.5 cm 
In this volume of The Wild West, Drake tells stories about the squattocracy, the cattle kings and the land barons; mounted police, sheriffs and posses in the pursuit of their elusive prey; bushrangers and outlaws and why they are so loved in popular fantasy; stockmen, ringers and cowboys; early white settlement and both friendly and hostile contact with indigenous peoples; and six shooters, gun slingers, snider rifles and infamous shoutouts. 
Price: 29.95 AUD
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Lost to Time: Unforgettable Stories That History Forgot, Martin W. Sandler
5 Lost to Time: Unforgettable Stories That History Forgot
Martin W. Sandler USA Sterling 2015 145491338X / 9781454913382 Soft cover New Book 22.9 x 15.2 x 2.1 cm 
"Stories that history forgot... but readers will remember." "The only thing new in the world," said Harry S. Truman, "is the history you don't know." In this fascinating collection of historical vignettes, Martin W. Sandler (author of "Resolute" and "Atlantic Ocean") restores to memory important events, people, and developments that have been lost to time. Though barely known today, these are major historical stories, from Ziryab, an eighth-century black slave whose influence on music, cuisine, fashion, and manners still reverberates, to Cahokia, a twelfth-century city north of the Rio Grande, which at its zenith contained a population estimated to have been as high as 40,000 (more than any contemporaneous European city), to the most devastating fire in US history--not the Great Chicago Fire of October 8, 1871, but the Peshtigo Forest Fire in Wisconsin, which occurred on the same day. These tales are far from trivia; they illuminate little-known American and foreign achievements, ingenuity, heroics, blunders, and tragedies that changed the course of history and still resonate today. Includes 76 black-and-white illustrations. 
Price: 19.95 AUD
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The Mystic Warriors of the Plains: The culture, arts, crafts and religion of the Plains Indians [used book][hard to get], Thomas E. Mails
6 The Mystic Warriors of the Plains: The culture, arts, crafts and religion of the Plains Indians [used book][hard to get]
Thomas E. Mails UK Aurum Press 2995 1854103776 / 9781854103772 Soft cover Good Book 27.5 x 22.9 x 3.7 cm 
The Mystic Warriors of the Plains: The culture, arts, crafts and religion of the Plains Indians by Thomas E. Mails is a very heavy book weighing 2.3kg. "A comprehensive encyclopedia of Plains Indian lore, a reference to be consulted time and again throughout one's lifetime" Dee Brown, American History. This treasures, definitive work re-creates the life and times of the Plainsmen, the most colourful of all Native Americans, as they were before the white man built towns and railroads - and reservations - across their great territories in the sweeping heartland of America. The tribes of the Plains were a people of grand, natural extremes, perfectly united with their domain. Their names are legendary - Blackfoot and Cree, Sioux and Cheyenne, Comanche and Apache - and their heritage is unforgettable. Mystic Warriors of the Plains describes in detail their lifeways and lifestyles at the height of their culture, between 1750 and 1875, when they were still relatively untouched by the white man's progress. Here are their day-to-day activities, their social customs, their forms of government, the training of their young and the role of warriors. In words, in 32 colour illustrations and in nearly 1,000 detailed drawings, Thomas E. Mails has created a haunting evocation of the life and times of an industrious, sensitive and contented people. This magnificent volume, a classic book, is a remarkably accurate re-creation, in words and pictures, of a golden age. "Magnificently and accurately...conveys both the tragic ironies and splendors of the rich Plains civilization" Newsweek Magazine. Used by Kevin Costner as a resource text for the motion picture Dances with Wolves. 
Price: 50.00 AUD
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