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A History of Weapons: Crossbows, Caltrops, Catapults & Lots of Other Things that Can Seriously Mess You Up
     

A History of Weapons: Crossbows, Caltrops, Catapults & Lots of Other Things that Can Seriously Mess You Up

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by John O'Bryan, Barry Orkin (Illustrator)
 

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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

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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!"

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781452110547
Publisher:
Chronicle Books LLC
Publication date:
04/23/2013
Pages:
232
Sales rank:
290,586
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.90(d)

Meet the Author

John O'Bryan has written for Nickelodeon's Avatar: The Last Airbender and Disney XD's Motorcity. He lives in Los Angeles.

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A History of Weapons: Crossbows, Caltrops, Catapults & Lots of Other Things that Can Seriously Mess You Up 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I bought this thinking it would be good for my teenage sons, but there is bad language including the f*%^* word several times and we are only part way through it. I don't think they will continue reading it. Mature audiences only
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
An excellent tome of humor in weaponerii, from the earliest evolution of smackdowns to the later technical achievements of giant barrels of whupass. Sure to delight children of all ages and profiency levels.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is less a dry history of weapons and more a really funny look at weapons through the ages from a fresh and hilarious perspective! I couldn't put it down. John O'Bryan, the author, is a comedy writer and weapons nerd and this book is the perfect combination of both.