The Big Book of Gun Trivia

Author: Gordon L. Rottman
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1782009493
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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A complete guide to weapons history, facts, myths and trivia, covering everything you wanted to know, didn't want to know and you don't know you need to know... Gordon Rottman offers a step by step guide through interesting weapon facts and statistics, including a section on ammunition, while breaking apart popular myths and misconceptions. Covering subjects from weapons designations to the longest serving military rifles, where rifles get their names from and everything in between, Osprey is proud to present The Big Book of Gun Trivia.

US Grenade Launchers

Author: Gordon L. Rottman
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1472819535
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In an effort to provide the US infantryman with more firepower to cover the range gap between the hand grenade and the light mortar, the 40mm M79 grenade launcher – a shoulder-fired, single-shot weapon – entered service with US forces in 1961. Reliable, easy to use, and lethally effective, the M79 soon became an iconic symbol of the Vietnam War and had a profound influence on small-unit tactics. As the Vietnam conflict continued, it was joined on the front line by experimental models such as the magazine-fed T148E1, as well as two launchers intended to be fitted under the barrel of the new M16 assault rifle: Colt's XM148 and AAI Corporation's M203. The M203 remains in US Army service today, while the US Marine Corps now also fields the M32 multiple grenade launcher – like the M79, a standalone weapon. Featuring full-colour artwork, this is the story of the rugged and formidable grenade launchers that equipped the United States and its allies in Vietnam and beyond from the 1960s to the present day.

Vietnam War US Allied Combat Equipments

Author: Gordon L. Rottman
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1472819063
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Over the eight years of the Vietnam War, US forces used three major types of equipment sets, with numerous modifications for particular circumstances. Different equipments were also used by Special Forces, the South Vietnamese, and other allied ground troops. Vietnam War US & Allied Combat Equipments offers a comprehensive examination of the gear that US and allied soldiers had strapped around their bodies, what they contained, and what those items were used for. Fully illustrated with photographs and artwork detailing how each piece of equipment was used and written by a Special Forces veteran of the conflict, this book will fascinate enthusiasts of military equipment and will be an ideal reference guide for re-enactors, modellers and collectors of Vietnam War memorabilia.

Will There Really Be a Morning

Author: Fred Sedgwick
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134137575
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This is a book about the power of poetry to speak about the central themes of what it is to be a human being. The first part is an anthology of specially selected poems. The second part provides detailed notes for teachers on how to use these poems in the classroom. The poems in the book are about morality: how we get on, or don't get on, with each other; how we feel when we are alone; the destruction of the world we live in; childhood; celebration; fear; death; and mystery. Sharing these poems helps us to understand ourselves, and to express ourselves. The poems are selected to help to break down the barriers between curriculum subjects, and to be especially useful for religious education and personal, social and moral education. There is a mixture of the classic, the traditional and the new here, but all of the selected poems show the true power of poetry to express feelings about things that matter.

Listverse com s Ultimate Book of Bizarre Lists

Author: Jamie Frater
Publisher: Ulysses Press
ISBN: 1569758859
Format: PDF
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FREAKS OF NATURE, ODD CRIMES, SHOCKING DEATHS, DEVASTATING DISASTERS, BLOOD-CURDLING RITES, CRAZY CONSPIRACIES & MUCH, MUCH MORE *Gruesome Torture Devices *Mass Hysteria Outbreaks *Unbelievable Miniatures *Disturbingly Scary Clowns *Outer Space Mysteries *Astonishing Aphrodisiacs *Disgusting Ancient Jobs *Spooky Sports Curses *World-Famous Penises *Mail-Order-Bride Shockers *Brutal Pope Deaths *Outrageous Wedding Locales *Grossest Edible Animals *Appalling Religious Practices

Alles was Sie ber das Musikbusiness wissen m ssen

Author: Donald S. Passman
Publisher:
ISBN: 9783791029870
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Wer eine Karriere im Musikgeschäft anstrebt, kommt an diesem Buch nicht vorbei! Ob bei der Planung eines Auftritts, bei Vertragsverhandlungen oder der Verwaltung der Finanzen - im Musikbusiness lauern viele rechtliche und finanzielle Fallen. Branchen-Kenner Wolfram Herrmann hat den US-Bestseller des Staranwalts Donald S. Passman auf die Musik-Szene in Deutschland, Österreich und der Schweiz übertragen. In diesem Ratgeber enthüllen die beiden Experten ihr umfangreiches Insiderwissen - fundiert und eingängig. "Hätte ich dieses Buch bereits zu Beginn meiner Karriere gehabt, wäre ich heute zehn Mal reicher und hätte ein Vermögen an Anwaltsgebühren gespart." Ed Bicknell, Manager der 'Dire Straits'

Gun Digest Shooter s Guide to Rifles

Author: Wayne van Zwoll
Publisher: Gun Digest Books
ISBN: 9781440230721
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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From award-winning author Wayne van Zwoll, Gun Digest Shooter's Guide to Rifles provides everything you need to know about rifles in tight, lively text and sharp photos. Get the facts on ballistics, cartridge selection, rifle mechanisms, optics, zeroing--and the shooting techniques of the masters. This book is for all rifle enthusiasts. For the beginner, it's a crash course in all things rifle. And for the advanced shooter, well, let's just say you're going to find out how much you don't know about rifles. Either way, van Zwoll will leave you wanting for nothing except more time on the range and in the field with your favorite long guns. Inside this information-packed volume, you will find: The stories behind the American and European gunmakers making the grade today. Trending now--rimfires to ARs, distance shooters, and those with big stopping power. Overview of incredible feats of the best marksman ever. The best loads for hunting and target shooting--and an inside look at what makes them tick. Sights from iron to red dot, doping the wind and getting to zero. Superb imagery. Gun Digest Shooter's Guide to Rifles has it all--facts, photos, trivia, history, and a perspective on the genre that guarantees you, too, will fall in love with the long gun. It's a must-have for any rifle lover.

The Audacity Of Hype

Author: Armando Iannucci
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0748114777
Format: PDF, Mobi
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In THE AUDACITY OF HYPE, Armando Iannucci cuts straight to the heart of the insanity and sherbet-headed nonsense of modern life. THE AUDACITY OF HYPE brings together his views on diverse subjects, ranging from wickedly funny pen portraits of the sometimes loveable, usually despicable chumps who like to think of themselves as our political elite, and their bonkers schemes to save the world that are in fact likely to do us more harm than a pile of witches, to WMD, disaster movies, the pitfalls of 'I'm A Celebrity, Get Me Out Of Here' and the high and mighty rhetoric of Obama, this is an absurdly entertaining and utterly indispensable collection from one of Britain's most brilliant satirists.

Battle of Forces

Author: Ali Vali
Publisher: Bold Strokes Books Inc
ISBN: 1602829993
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In book two of the Forces series, Kendal and Piper return to New Orleans, both now immortal. The peace along the Mississippi River is short-lived with the arrival of Kendal’s old friends, Morgaine and Lenore. They come with an order from the Genesis Clan for Kendal to return with them to face judgment for mixing the elixir of the sun for Piper without their consent. Their presence, though, wakes the seer the elders have waited centuries for. The small band of immortals along with Piper’s grandparents must work to prepare for what their future holds with the return of one of Kendal’s oldest enemies. The battle of forces begins when the new queen of the vampires joins forces with this new threat, both set on destroying not only Kendal, but the woman she loves.