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American Shooter

Author : Gerry Souter
ISBN : 9781597976909
Genre : History
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Gun ownership has long been a hot-button topic in the United States, and the National Rifle Association has the reputation of being an organization of primarily politically conservative members. American Shooter provides a unique look at gun ownership, handgun bans, shooting sports, and the controversy over how to interpret the Second Amendment from the point of view of a liberal gun owner and enthusiast. Gerry Souter examines the history of firearms in the United States, from the settlers who carried matchlock muskets ashore at Jamestown to the citizens who purchase guns in record numbers today. Recent Supreme Court decisions that uphold the right to bear arms have galvanized citizens on both sides of the debate, making the gun issue hotter than ever. To provide a personal view, Souter weaves in tales of his own experiences with guns, including sport shooting as a young man, hunting and bonding with his father, and facing the smoking end of a muzzle as an international photojournalist. American Shooter is both a history and a personal journey that traces the path of American gun ownership culture from the Revolution to today. It recounts how the country has lived with guns from the flintlock hung over the fireplace to the concealed-carry, laser-sighted Glock semiautomatic pistol tucked away in the hidden pocket of a mom’s purse.
Category: History

The Trigger

Author : Daniel J. Patinkin
ISBN : 9781628729207
Genre : True Crime
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Six moving profiles reveal the complex realities behind gun violence in the United States. These are the stories of the shooters. In South Carolina, a young man embarks on a life of crime that culminates in a drug-related shooting and decades in prison; in Chicago, an off-duty police officer engages in a shootout with a murderous gunman, saving a fellow patrolman; in rural Tennessee, a troubled teenager shoots her abusive father in his sleep. The Trigger recounts the dramatic life stories of six individuals who have shot someone in America. In 2017, over 15,000 were killed and over 31,000 were injured by gunfire. Faced with these desensitizing statistics, one easily forgets that each incident is perpetrated by a living, feeling human being who has walked a unique path. The causes and consequences of these violent acts are often far more complicated than one might expect. Author Daniel J. Patinkin exhaustively interviewed each of six shooters about their life experiences and about the unique circumstances that compelled them to use a firearm against another person. The result is a series of profound narratives that is sure to distress and challenge the reader, but also, perhaps, to provide enlightenment and inspiration.
Category: True Crime

American Duck Shooting

Author : George Bird Grinnell
ISBN : 0811724271
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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This classic work on the art of duck shooting outlines its techniques, describes the various species of geese, swans, and ducks, and notes the causes of declining populations
Category: Sports & Recreation

American Shooter

Author : Jon Stevens Alon
ISBN : 1533004374
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AMERICAN SHOOTER is an emotional father-son relationship saga about an absentee Pulitzer winning combat photographer father, transformed and reduced through the years from an idealist to a burned-out drunk, who, despite the brilliance of his work documenting the suffering of the civilian populations caught in the crossfire of war, had failed to make a difference changing the world with the lens of his camera, and is therefore determined to discourage his son from following in his footsteps. A father who seeks forgiveness, an arrogant, resentful, rebellious son who lacks the maturity to forgive, and is determined to follow his life path as a combat photojournalistic, setting the stage for a powerful emotional struggle between the father and son, each anchored in the truth of their conflicting values. Warned by his father that all he represents to a local girl is a ticket up north, in defiance, the son falls in love and will pay a price, but amid the violence and tragedy of a brutal civil war in Central America, there is forgiveness, passionate but tragic first love, and ultimately, redemption before it is too late. Jon was inspired to write the eBook, which is based on his IN MY FATHER'S FOOTSTEPS (c) screenplay, because he never had a relationship with his father, and never told his dad that he loved him. His father was an honest and hard working good man who lost Jon's mom right after she gave birth to him, which must have devastated his father who had loved her greatly. His dad married a divorced woman and mother to a child four years Jon's senior. The stepmother was cruel both to Jon and his father. Jon resented his father for not standing up to this brutal evil woman when she beat him as a child, and abused him as teen. Following one ugly incident, Jon told his dad that he hated him prior to permanently running away from home at the age of 16. As an adult, Jon realized his father's predicament in life wanting to provide him with a mother, and in time Jon came to regret never having tried to understand the pain his dad was living with. But most of all, Jon was burdened by the guilt of not telling his suffering father that he loved him, as imperfect a dad that he was. AMERICAN SHOOTER is Jon's homage to the lost relationship with his dad, and dedicated to the memory of his beautiful mother, who he never had the opportunity to meet due to her premature passing at the age of 27.

The Rise Of The American Conservation Movement

Author : Dorceta E. Taylor
ISBN : 9780822373971
Genre : Nature
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In this sweeping social history Dorceta E. Taylor examines the emergence and rise of the multifaceted U.S. conservation movement from the mid-nineteenth to the early twentieth century. She shows how race, class, and gender influenced every aspect of the movement, including the establishment of parks; campaigns to protect wild game, birds, and fish; forest conservation; outdoor recreation; and the movement's links to nineteenth-century ideologies. Initially led by white urban elites—whose early efforts discriminated against the lower class and were often tied up with slavery and the appropriation of Native lands—the movement benefited from contributions to policy making, knowledge about the environment, and activism by the poor and working class, people of color, women, and Native Americans. Far-ranging and nuanced, The Rise of the American Conservation Movement comprehensively documents the movement's competing motivations, conflicts, problematic practices, and achievements in new ways.
Category: Nature