Beginning with Native American primitive weaponry, The Peacemakers presents a comprehensive panorama from Lewis and Clark and their historic expedition, through subsequent trailblazing explorers, traders and mountain men, to the Army, the gold and silver miners, gunfighters, gamblers, outlaws, frontier madams and their soiled doves, to peace officers, cowboys and ranchers, as well as sodbusters, shopkeepers and the agents of Wells Fargo, hunters and gentlemen sportsmen, Wild West showmen and women, to the Western stars of stage, screen, radio, and television.A final chapter provides insights and revelations on collecting arms and related treasures of the frontier Designed as a companion volume to the bestselling Winchester An American Legend and Colt An American Legend, The Peacemakers matches those award winning books with a fresh and breathtaking look at the extraordinary variety of Western arms.In stark contrast to the primitive Native American weapons of the time, the mechanical marvels of the time changed the course of history These weapons were created by Colt, Winchester, Smith Wesson, Remington, Marlin, Sharps, Henry Deringer, Hawken, the U.S armories and subcontractors, and small shop private gunmakers This book also includes other weapons of the era, like the ubiquitous Bowie knife, and many elegantly embellished knives including some by Tiffany Co. Free Read [ Peacemakers: Arms and Adventure in the American West ] by [ R.L. Wilson ] For Kindle ePUB or eBook – heartforum.co.uk
Robert L Larry Wilson was one of America s leading authorities on antique firearms He was the author of illustrated and detailed books regarding the histories of various firearm companies, the art of firearm engraving and embellishment, and Sam Colt, inventor of the revolver He consulted for, and advised, museums around the world.As an undergraduate student, Wilson studied history and art at Carleton College Wilson s first book, Samuel Colt Presents, was published in 1961 when he was 22 years old His most recent publication, History and Art of the American Gun, was published in 2016, and during that span of 55 years, Wilson averaged approximately one book per year.In addition to authoringthan 50 books, Wilson also penned 325 articles for a variety of magazines and periodicals and wrote countless gun descriptions for firearm auction catalogs.Wilson passed away unexpectedly December 10, 2016, in his San Francisco home He was 77 years old.
- 392 pages
- Peacemakers: Arms and Adventure in the American West
- R.L. Wilson
- 21 March 2017 R.L. Wilson