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The Resource The Winchester : the gun that built an American dynasty, by Laura Trevelayn

The Winchester : the gun that built an American dynasty, by Laura Trevelayn

Label
The Winchester : the gun that built an American dynasty
Title
The Winchester
Title remainder
the gun that built an American dynasty
Statement of responsibility
by Laura Trevelayn
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Arguably the world's most famous firearm, the Winchester Repeating Rifle was sought after by a cast of characters ranging from the settlers of the American West to the Ottoman Empire's Army. Laura Trevelyan, a descendant of the Winchester family, offers an engrossing personal history of the colorful New England clan responsible for the creation and manufacture of the 'Gun that Won the West.' Trevelyan chronicles the rise and fortunes of a great American arms dynasty, from Oliver Winchester's involvement with the Volcanic Arms Company in 1855 through the turbulent decades of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. She explores the evolution of an iconic, paradigm-changing weapon that has become a part of American culture; a longtime favorite of collectors and gun enthusiasts that has been celebrated in fiction, glorified in Hollywood, and applauded in endorsements from the likes of Annie Oakley, Theodore Roosevelt, Ernest Hemingway, and Native American tribesmen who called it 'the spirit gun'"--Provided by publisher
Member of
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Trevelyan, Laura
Dewey number
338.7/6834220973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
TS533.2
LC item number
.T74 2016eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Winchester, Oliver Fisher
  • Winchester family
  • Bennett family
  • Winchester Repeating Arms Company
  • Winchester rifle
  • Bennett family
  • Winchester family
  • Winchester, Oliver Fisher
  • Winchester Repeating Arms Company
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
  • Winchester rifle
Label
The Winchester : the gun that built an American dynasty, by Laura Trevelayn
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Family tree -- 1. The damn Yankee rifle -- 2. The spirit gun -- 3. The wrestler -- 4. Lady of mystery -- 5. Decline and fall -- 6. Aftermath
Control code
957683547
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (242 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780300225655
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
69795d7c-b70e-4bf2-81b1-c652a37c9b3c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)957683547
Label
The Winchester : the gun that built an American dynasty, by Laura Trevelayn
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Family tree -- 1. The damn Yankee rifle -- 2. The spirit gun -- 3. The wrestler -- 4. Lady of mystery -- 5. Decline and fall -- 6. Aftermath
Control code
957683547
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (242 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780300225655
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
69795d7c-b70e-4bf2-81b1-c652a37c9b3c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)957683547

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