Weapon: A Visual History of Arms and Armor

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  • Title: Weapon: A Visual History of Arms and Armor
  • Author: Richard Holmes Philip Parker Roger Ford
  • ISBN: 9780756665401
  • Page: 314
  • Format: Paperback
Weapon: A Visual History of Arms and Armor

Weapon: A Visual History of Arms and Armor Best Read || [Richard Holmes Philip Parker Roger Ford], Weapon: A Visual History of Arms and Armor, Richard Holmes Philip Parker Roger Ford, Weapon A Visual History of Arms and Armor A paperback reissue of this compendium to weapons and armor For years weapons and the warriors who have wielded them have acted as the cutting edge of history shaping through axe spear bow sword and gun the rise of kingdoms and the fall of empires Grand strategy played its part but it is advances in arms and armor that have had the most immedi Weapon: A Visual History of Arms and Armor Best Read || [Richard Holmes Philip Parker Roger Ford] - Weapon: A Visual History of Arms and Armor, Weapon A Visual History of Arms and Armor A paperback reissue of this compendium to weapons and armor For years weapons and the warriors who have wielded them have acted as the cutting edge of history shaping through axe spear bow

  • Weapon: A Visual History of Arms and Armor Best Read || [Richard Holmes Philip Parker Roger Ford]
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Weapon: A Visual History of Arms and Armor

About “Richard Holmes Philip Parker Roger Ford

  • Richard Holmes Philip Parker Roger Ford

    Librarian Note There is than one author in the GoodReads database with this name See this thread for information.Richard Holmes was Professor of Military and Security Studies at Cranfield University and the Royal Military College of Science He was educated at Cambridge, Northern Illinois, and Reading Universities, and carried out his doctoral research on the French army of the Second Empire For many years he taught military history at the Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst A celebrated military historian, Richard Holmes is the author of the best selling and widely acclaimed Tommy and Redcoat The British Soldier in the Age of Horse and Musket His dozen other books include Dusty Warriors, Sahib, The Western Front, The Little Field Marshal Sir John French, The Road to Sedan, Firing Line, The Second World War in Photographs and Fatal Avenue A Traveller s History of Northern France and Flanders also published by Pimlico.He was general editor of The Oxford Companion to Military History and has presented eight BBC TV series, including War Walks , The Western Front and Battlefields , and is famous for his hugely successful series Wellington The Iron Duke and Rebels and Redcoats.



251 thoughts on “Weapon: A Visual History of Arms and Armor


  • Excellent visually, but a bit disappointing on the text side Some of the history was interesting, but it was presented in a rather insipid manner at times Also, the entire book was very disjointed While it progressed overall in a past to present timeline, some of the tidbits were just thrown in without any relation to what preceded it The ending was very abrupt as well, there was no closing or paragraph with any sense of finality.


  • Beautifully detailed photographs and explanations of a huge variety of weapons, ancient and modern My only problem is that the book is entirely too Western focused For example, there is one page on Aztec weapons, one page on all North American Indian weapons mostly post European contact and nothing at all on Mayan, Incan, or any other pre Colombian American civilization Additionally, while there are some pages on Medieval and Modern Chinese and Japanese swords and guns, but there is nothing what [...]


  • Another excellent book by DK, Weapon pretty much amounts to a giant museum There are tons of weapons in this book, organized by time period and category, with comprehensive sections on the prolific weapons of history There are also specialized sections dealing with the weapons of different types of soldiers, be they hoplites or SEALs The book is easy to read, not too in depth, however, and there a few inaccuracies regarding things like the caliber of different firearms But in, all a great book [...]



  • At 350 pages, this is a very thorough book It begins with flint knives and stone axes, and ends with grenade launchers and man portable anti tank weapons In between is just about everything else you can imagine The text can be rather dry a lot of the time, but the large, full color photos make up for that I especially liked the older stuff that is all decorated and engraved Weapons that were works of art than tools of war It was also interesting to see the lesser known stuff, like Oceanian club [...]


  • Weapon is a wonderful resource, combining informative text with beautiful photos The book charts the full history of weapons and armour and, as a writer, I find it a wonderful first point of call when I am checking for historical accuracy of weapons used in my stories.A wonderful library addition to anyone interested in history, and in combat history in particular.


  • A handy guide for writing historical tales that involve battles I ve used it for assessing what sort of weapons would be available for a specific time period, and evaluating my weapon choices for an imaginary tribe.


  • This book really is cool, if weapons and warfare from any era interest you this book is for you It shows how modern day assault rifles evolved from the atlatl of ancient times and how the weapons of ancient times effect how wars are fought, and how they effect us.


  • The pictures accompanied it are great, but could do with a little bit detail.Currently it read like picture book with detailed description Like it a lot though It really helped with my jobs.


  • 4.75 5I d like to have seen some armors, especially newer ones since the book doesn t feature anything post 1900 other than a few helmets, but other than hat it is a fantastic and well illustrated guide for anyone interested in pre historic warfare.



  • I skipped the gun sections due to disinterest Organizing by both time period and geography was a nice touch that showcased regional differences well.




  • Very comprehensive on firearms, rather thin on melee weapons and armor Besides that, a beautifuly photographed reference for everyone interested in weaponry through the ages.


  • Large fantastically illustrated hardcover which includes full page, full color photography Overall a quality beginner s introduction to the better known world history of arms.


  • A beautiful visual guide for anyone who has an interest in military history Loads of information and attractive glossy pictures Well put together Very interesting to flip through.


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