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Guns of the Civil War celebrates the 150th anniversary of the Civil War (1861-1865) with an elegant and richly detailed history of Colt, Henry, Manhattan, Remington, Sharps, Spencer, and S&W Firearms, as well as guns by many other rivals and contemporaries. This essential overview of the legendary guns and arms makers of the Civil War era includes exquisite photography of handguns, rifles, and muskets, with numerous close-ups that capture the detail of each piece.
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Award-winning author, photographer, and historian Dennis Adler is recognized as one of America’s most published authors and historians. He has been seen on Good Morning America, The Today Show, and CBS Sunday Morning. The author of thirty-six books on historic firearms and collectible automobiles, as well as a former magazine editor, Adler has had has written ten books on black-powder firearms and related subjects. An authority on nineteenth-century Colt revolvers and Winchester shotguns, he has written and photographed several popular coffee-table books on the topics, including Colt Single Action—From Patersons to Peacemakers, Winchester Shotguns, Guns of the American West, and his latest work, Guns of the Civil War. An avid collector of American West and Civil War firearms, he is also involved in the design and manufacturing of custom cowboy guns for collectors and shooters and has worked with such distinguished American firms as Sturm, Ruger & Co. and serves on the Antique Arms Committee of America Remembers and the United States Society of Arms and Armour.
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