Sniper: Training, Techniques and Weapons

Sniper: Training, Techniques and Weapons

by Peter Brookesmith

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Sniper: Training, Techniques and Weapons by Peter Brookesmith

Packed with more than 100 color and bow photos, Sniper is the definitive book on the technique and history of the most isolated and unique art of warfare.

The first written use of the word "sniper" was in a soldier's letter from India in 1773, and in fact, the slaying of King Harold at the Battle of Hastings in 1066 by an enemy archer may well be one of the earliest recorded instances of the art of the sniper. Tracing the role played by this unique soldier, from the time of the English Civil War and the American Revolutionary War to the Gulf War and Bosnia, Sniper also goes behind the scenes at the world's top sniper schools and shows what it takes to zero in on a human target from over half a mile away and then disappear before anyone even knows you're there. With riveting real-life anecdotes, detailed information on sniper rifles and ammunition, photographs, and in-depth diagrams explaining sniper tactics in the field, Sniper represents a unique and comprehensive volume on this specialized art of war.

About the Author:
Peter Brookesmith is a freelance writer and editor whose work and interests cover much of the military and scientific spectrum. He is the coauthor of the Fighting Handgun, and has contributed to the Larousse Encyclopedia of Science and Technology and the Encyclopedia Britannica. He lives in England.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780312362904
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Publication date: 04/03/2007
Edition description: Second Edition
Pages: 192
Product dimensions: 7.70(w) x 9.72(h) x 0.72(d)

About the Author

Peter Brookesmith is a freelance writer and editor whose work and interests cover much of the military and scientific spectrum. He is the co-author of

The Fighting Handgun, and has contributed to the Larousse Encyclopedia of Science and Technology and the Encyclopedia Britannica. He lives in England.

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