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The Gun That Made the Twenties Roar by William J. Helmer - First - 1969 - from The Urban Bookie (SKU: 936425089)

The Gun That Made the Twenties Roar

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The Gun That Made the Twenties Roar

by William J. Helmer

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ISBN 10
0025508903
ISBN 13
9780025508903
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Unread, Bright + Clean Pages/DJ, Tight Binding. DJ Shows Light Shelf Wear.

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Synopsis..

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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Bookseller
The Urban Bookie US (US)
Bookseller Inventory #
936425089
Title
The Gun That Made the Twenties Roar
Author
William J. Helmer
Format/binding
Hardcover, Tight
Book condition
New New
Jacket condition
Like New
Quantity available
1
Edition
First
Binding
Hardcover
ISBN 10
0025508903
ISBN 13
9780025508903
Publisher
The Gun Room Press
Place of Publication
Highland Park, NJ
Date published
1969
Keywords
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;
Size
9.3 x 6.1 x 0.9 inches

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