The Gun That Made the Twenties Roar
by William J. Helmer
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A well written account of how the arms industry in America develops a product. John T. Thompson, the gun's developer spent his life as a professional soldier and developed the concept of the modern sub-machine gun. A combination of peace, poor timing, and Hollywood left him a frustrated inventor who died just before his weapon became standard issue in WW II. The "Tommy Gun" is one of the most recognized weapons in the world and author Helmer writes an interesting account of how this came to pass. This book is very readable for what was originally, I believe, a master's thesis. This book would be of interest for those interested in the social aspects of American culture in the 20's and 30's as well as for those interested the history of small arms. Helmer relates many amusing anecdotes and reveals a number of ironic developments.
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- The Urban Bookie (US)
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- The Gun That Made the Twenties Roar
- William J. Helmer
- Hardcover, Tight
- Book condition
- New New
- Jacket condition
- Like New
- Quantity available
- ISBN 10
- ISBN 13
- The Gun Room Press
- Place of Publication
- Highland Park, NJ
- Date published
- machine gun helmer, william helmer, the gun that made the twenties roar, gun collectors, arms industry, history of guns, history of sub-machine guns
- Bookseller catalogs
- Collectible; History; Military History;
- 9.3 x 6.1 x 0.9 inches
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