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Essential Militaria: Facts, Legends, and Curiosities About Warfare Through the Ages Hardcover – April 20, 2004

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 144 pages
  • Publisher: Atlantic Monthly Press; 1st American Edition edition (April 20, 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0802117724
  • ISBN-13: 978-0802117724
  • Product Dimensions: 7.3 x 4.5 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,577,477 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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5 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Neal Makely on September 6, 2004
Format: Hardcover
I stumbled onto this book in my local library's New Arrivals section. I enjoyed it enough to buy a copy. I enjoy history, but I would recommend this book even to someone who doesn't. It's a small book and broken into bite-sized morsels, so it's not a huge commitment. I now have to make a point of digging up additional details on some of the fascinating quotes and figures included in this book.
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Anyone who has been in the Military or reads Military History will be fascinated with this little tome. It is a small book 4 3/4" X 7 1/4",HC,and only 154 pages. But man-o man,what a lot of interesting stuff in it. The information is so well broken down,categorized and presented ;it is unbelievably easy to get through. With many history books,if you skip a page ,miss a point,or even miss it's significence;you get lost;or at best don't understand it. Not the case with this book.You can pick it up,open it anywhere and start reading.How's that for a history book; especially one about Military History.

It's virtually impossible to summarize what is in this book;because it covers so many different things.

The title got my curiosity up and a check with Webster's defines Militaria as; "collected military souvenirs". I would be more inclined to call the book a collection of

Military,facts,miscellanea,quotations,sayings,songs,famous and infamous battles,great and disasterous warriors,battles and weapons from 4000BC to the present time ,and on and on.

Who had the biggest armies,navies and air forces? Who had the best,worst,biggest,and most useless weapons and personnel? Who were the best and worst Generals and Admirals? Imagine pulling together the

"Rates of Fire of guns down the Ages".Starting with ;

Matchlock musket -2 rounds per minute

Flintlock -3 rpm

Gatling gun (1860's) -200 rpm

Lee-Enfield rifle (1900's) 8rpm

Thompson submachine gun (1920's) 725 rpn

Kalashnikov AK-47 (1940's) 600 rpm

M134 Minigun (1960's) -6,000 rpm

And this;

'Metal Storm' (1990's) 1,000.000 rpm.

And a whole lot of others in between.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Erich on November 13, 2013
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Owned and lost my original copy. The odd facts and stories will be told for years to come. Loved it so much I had to buy another!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Rob on April 9, 2012
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This book has been a great read for me. It is more of a informational trivia book than a novel. All in all still a good buy!
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