By John O'Bryan
Someday a prehistoric man picked up a rock and threw it at anything. And the background of guns started. Comedy author and weapon nerd John O'Bryan relays the freaky highlights of man's centuries-old obsession with weaponry. He hilariously explains the mace, the morning megastar, and the fellow catcher, whereas conveying actual information regarding every one weapon: its heritage, makes use of, and badass power. Flipping via history's highlights, readers will know about Attila the Hun, Genghis Khan, and the "peaceful" Shaolin clergymen. This final compendium of striking guns can provide all of the strangely actual information guaranteed to galvanize anyone who's ever made a gun with their palms and stated, "PEW-PEW-PEW!"
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Well, the de las Cubas hasn't, anyway," he demurred. "Poor thing. They say she jobs her mules," the marchioness murmured, exchanging a nod with the passing President. Something, manifestly, had occurred to disturb the equilibrium of her moral. " she exclaimed. " VIII Standing amid gardens made for suffering and delight is the disestablished and, sic transit, slowly decaying monastery of the Desierto. Lovely as Paradise, oppressive perhaps as Eden, it had been since the days of the mystic Luigi of Granada a site well suited to meditation and retreat.
Monsignor Silex moved a finger from forehead to chin, and from ear to ear. The Duquesa DunEden's escapades, if continued, would certainly cost the Cardinal his hat. " From the choir-loft a boy's young voice was evoking Heaven. " Monsignor Silex exclaimed aloud, blinking a little at the immemorial font of black Macæl marble that had provoked the screams of pale numberless babies. Here Saints and Kings had been baptized, and royal Infantas, and sweet Poets, whose high names thrilled the heart. Monsignor Silex crossed his breast.
Yet to forsake the Palace for the Plaza he was obliged to stoop to creep. With the Pirelli pride, with resourceful intimacy he communed with his heart: deception is a humiliation; but humiliation is a Virtue—a Cardinal, like myself, and one of the delicate violets of our Lady's crown.... " But away with all scruples! Once in the street in mufti, how foolish they became. The dear street. The adorable Avenidas. The quickening stimulus of the crowd: truly it was exhilarating to mingle freely with the throng!
A History of Weapons: Crossbows, Caltrops, Catapults & Lots of Other Things that Can Seriously Mess You Up by John O'Bryan