A Pictorial History
Tunis begins with the Stone Age, describing its slings and spears, its axes and bows and arrows, and follows developments through to the Copper and Bronze Ages when chariots, swords, and daggers were first produced. He chronicles the advances of the Iron Age, with its stronger swords, helmets, and complicated siege weapons and describes the changing notions of war throughout the ages. From the highly fortified castles of the Normans to the thermonuclear weapons of today, this remarkable history weapons and the warriors who used them is a treasure trove of lore and information.
About the Author
"Any boy of over ten should relish this lively and authoritative survey of man's weapons . . . It's a large, handsome, often witty book."—The New Yorker
"Brings history to life . . . a magnificent treasury of lore and information."—Military Science Book Club Review
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