Silk and Steel: Women at Arms

Silk and Steel: Women at Arms

by R. L. Wilson


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An examination of the relationship between women and firearms, this book highlights the surprising number of women keen on the subject of a gun.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780375507618
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 11/04/2003
Edition description: 1ST
Pages: 336
Product dimensions: 8.60(w) x 11.40(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

R. L. Wilson has authored more than forty books and more than three hundred articles in a career that has spanned four decades. His dedication to the world of arms and armor began with a boyhood in Minnesota, followed by internships at the Corcoran Gallery of Art, the Armouries, H.M. Tower of London, and the Wadsworth Atheneum, where he was appointed curator of firearms at the age of twenty-three.

He resides in San Francisco, but consultancies with private collectors and institutions, including the Autry Museum of Western Heritage, Cody Firearms Museum, the Royal Armouries Museum (Leeds), Tiffany & Co., the National Firearms Museum, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, keep him traveling continually.

—About the Photographers—

Retrospectives of Peter Beard’s photography and art have been held in Milan, Paris, Berlin, New York, and Los Angeles. His work has appeared in Vogue, Life, Esquire, Vanity Fair, and numerous other journals. He is the author of The End of the Game, Eyelids of Morning, Longing for Darkness, Portraits, and Zara’s Tales from Africa. This is his sixth book with R. L. Wilson.

G. Allan Brown is a frequent contributor to publications on firearms and antiques. His work was showcased in Colt: An American Legend, Winchester: An American Legend, The Peacemakers, Steel Canvas, Ruger & His Guns, The World of Beretta, and both volumes of The Colt Engraving Book.

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