Dueling With The Sword and Pistol
400 Years of One-on-One Combat
By (author) Paul Kirchner
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Dueling With The Sword and Pistol by Paul Kirchner
Book DescriptionPaul Kirchner, author of The Deadliest Men and Jim Cirollo's Tales of the Stakeout Squad", has researched memoirs, trial transcripts and period newspapers to uncover a wealth of first-person and eyewitness accounts of deadly duels, going back more than 400 years. Dueling with the Sword and Pistol describes more than 60 life-or-death encounters; many have never been reprinted, and some appear in English for the first time. This wide-ranging study also examines bowie knife duels, horseback duels and the German Mensur, as well as profiling such notorious duelists as"Fighting" Fitzgerald, Aaron Burr, Lord Byron, Alexander Pushkin, Sam Houston and Benito Mussolini. Kirchner also discusses honor and insult, bretteurs and fire-eaters, dueling weapons and techniques, dueling codes, multiparty duels and duels to first blood, as well as such oddities as secret thrusts, duels between women, suicide duels and duels with one loaded pistol. Numerous prints and pen-and-ink drawings give added life to the accounts. This meticulously researched and highly entertaining book is for martial artists, fencers, historians and enthusiasts of edged weapons and firearms, as well as anyone who enjoys blow-by-blow accounts of mortal combat.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781581604580
(216mm x 138mm x 30mm)
Imprint: Paladin Press,U.S.
Publisher: Paladin Press,U.S.
Publish Date: 1-Nov-2004
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Paul Kirchner
More of the Deadliest Men Who Ever Lived, Paperback (September 2010)
This book is a collection of profiles of superlative warriors of such strength, skill, courage and ferocity that they could - and often did - turn the tide of battle.
Deadliest Men, Paperback (September 2001)» View all books by Paul Kirchner
Who were the greatest warriors of all time? This book profiles 50; Jim Bowie was an American pioneer and soldier who died at the Alamo. Myamoto Musashi was famed for his samurai duels and distinctive style. Geronimo faced overwhelming odds, survived terrible wounds, pulled off hairbreadth escapes and piled enemies in heaps.
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Author Biography - Paul Kirchner
Paul Kirchner has been a writer and illustrator for more than 25 years. His work has appeared in publications ranging from Marvel comics to The Wall Street Journal to Paladin author Jeff Cooper's books.
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