"By means of simple, fact-packed text and hundreds of sharp pen-drawings, [Tunis] covers the subject from the earliest stone axes right down to nuclear fission. Handsomely done." -- San Francisco Chronicle "Any boy of over ten … see full wiki
Whatever your feelings toward war, it is indisputable that young boys spend some part of their early years fascinated by war and weapons.
"Weapons: A Pictorial History" is a marvelous book because it describes in detail and meticulously drawn ink sketches weapons from the tied stone to the nuclear bomb.
Accompanying the illustrations is a history of the development and use of the particular weapon along with a surprising amount of general history as well.
Thus, the young man gains not only an understanding of the weapon, but its development, deployment and place in history.
This is a remarkable and wonderful book suitable for ages 6 and up. It is also the kind of book that a boy can grow with: beginning with the images alone and then moving to reading the text as well. I am a proponent of young people learning history, which unfortunately appears not to be taught in public schools any more. Rather kids are fed politically correct nonsense. One of the benefits of a book like this is that it may the spark which develops a child's interest in history.
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