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An â enormously entertainingâ (Smithsonian), â clever, subtle, and adroitâ account (Wall Street Journal) of how the author and his friend constructed a medieval siege engine in a San Francisco backyard. â So funny that I could not put it downâ (Los Angeles Times).
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Jim Paul, author of Catapult: Harry and I Build a Siege Weapon, What's Called Love, and Medieval in L.A., is a poet and translator. A recipient of a Wallace Stegner Creative Writing Fellowship and a Guggenheim Fellowship, he lives in San Francisco.From Library Journal:
While the author's purpose in building a catapult was to have fun tossing rocks into San Francisco Bay, his account is much more than that. It is a history of catapults from ancient times. It is a clear and joyous description of how to assemble the machine in this day and age. It is a musing on war and sieges--from Syracuse to Josephus's Jerusalem and beyond. It is a little biographical information. And it is the story of Paul and his partner's growing friendship and respect in sharing the project. With humor and an ingratiating style, Paul has produced a unique book that is enjoyable, informative, and at times inspiring. More literature than technology, this delightful book is highly recommended.
- Robert H. Donahugh, formerly with Youngstown and Mahoning Cty. P.L., Ohio
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