The Rifle

The Rifle

The Rifle

It all started because of a rifle. The Rifle is an inspirational story and hero’s journey of a 28-year-old U.S. Marine, Andrew Biggio, who returned home from combat in Afghanistan and Iraq, full of questions about the price of war. He found answers from those who survived the costliest war of all -- WWII veterans. It began when Biggio bought a 1945 M1 Garand Rifle, the most common rifle used in WWII, to honor his great uncle, a U.S. Army soldier who died on the hills of the Italian countryside. When Biggio showed the gun to his neighbor, WWII veteran Corporal Joseph Drago, it unlocked memories Drago had kept unspoken for 50 years. On the spur of the moment, Biggio asked Drago to sign the rifle. Thus began this Marine’s mission to find as many WWII veterans as he could, get their signatures on the rifle, and document their stories. For two years, Biggio traveled across the country to interview America’s last-living WWII veterans. Each time he put the M1 Garand Rifle in their hands, their eyes lit up with memories triggered by holding the weapon that had been with them every step of the war. With each visit and every story told to Biggio, the veterans signed their names to the rifle. 96 signatures now cover that rifle, each a reminder of the price of war and the courage of our soldiers.

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Genre : History
Author : Andrew Biggio
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2021-06-01
Total Pages : 278 Pages
ISBN : 9781684511396


The Rifle

The Rifle

It all started because of a rifle. The Rifle is an inspirational story and hero’s journey of a 28-year-old U.S. Marine, Andrew Biggio, who returned home from combat in Afghanistan and Iraq, full of questions about the price of war. He found answers from those who survived the costliest war of all -- WWII veterans. It began when Biggio bought a 1945 M1 Garand Rifle, the most common rifle used in WWII, to honor his great uncle, a U.S. Army soldier who died on the hills of the Italian countryside. When Biggio showed the gun to his neighbor, WWII veteran Corporal Joseph Drago, it unlocked memories Drago had kept unspoken for 50 years. On the spur of the moment, Biggio asked Drago to sign the rifle. Thus began this Marine’s mission to find as many WWII veterans as he could, get their signatures on the rifle, and document their stories. For two years, Biggio traveled across the country to interview America’s last-living WWII veterans. Each time he put the M1 Garand Rifle in their hands, their eyes lit up with memories triggered by holding the weapon that had been with them every step of the war. With each visit and every story told to Biggio, the veterans signed their names to the rifle. 96 signatures now cover that rifle, each a reminder of the price of war and the courage of our soldiers.

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Genre : History
Author : Andrew Biggio
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2021-06
Total Pages : 278 Pages
ISBN : 9781684510795


The Rifle

The Rifle

A treasured antique rifle gets into the wrong hands in this YA novel by the Newbury Award-winning author: “a truly mesmerizing tale, from beginning to end” (Publishers Weekly). In 1768, gunsmith Cornish McManus painstakingly crafted his masterpiece: a rifle of extraordinary beauty and accuracy. Though he knows he will never be able to replicate it, Cornish is forced to sell it to a man named John Byam, who carried it with pride into the Revolutionary War. Passed down through generations, the beloved rifle ends up decorating the mantle of a modern-day mechanic and father named Harv. But what happens then is shocking, terrifying, and completely devastating. Reader’s guide included

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Genre : Young Adult Fiction
Author : Gary Paulsen
Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Release : 2016-03-15
Total Pages : 116 Pages
ISBN : 9780544873322


The Wind Book For Rifle Shooters

The Wind Book For Rifle Shooters

All other factors being equal, it is your ability to read the wind that will make the most difference in your shooting accuracy. The better you understand the behavior of the wind, the better you will understand the behavior of your bullet. Now, champion shooters Linda K. Miller and Keith A. Cunningham reveal everything they wish they’d known about reading the wind before they started shooting (instead of having to learn as they went along) in concise, easy-to-read terms and accompanied with handy ninety-five diagrams. The Wind Book for Rifle Shooters contains straightforward guidance on the simple thought process they use to read the wind, the techniques and tactics they use to win matches, and the underlying skills that support both. Let these champions show you how to put together a simple wind-reading toolbox for calculating wind speed, direction, deflection, and drift. Then learn how to use these tools to read flags and mirage, record and interpret your observations, and time your shots to compensate for wind. Other topics covered include: Analyzing shot placement Recording and record keeping Confidence and following your hunches And much more! The essential wind-reading basics taught in this book will absolutely improve your shooting skills, whether you're a target shooter, a plinker, a hunter or a shooting professional.

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Genre : Sports & Recreation
Author : Linda K. Miller
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2020-05-26
Total Pages : 152 Pages
ISBN : 9781510739741


The Rifle

The Rifle

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Genre : Rifles
Author : Hans Busk
Publisher :
Release : 1861
Total Pages : 255 Pages
ISBN : HARVARD:32044080705908


The Rosary And The Rifle

The Rosary And The Rifle

On July 1, 1931, Mary Ann MacAulay married John Charles 'JC' MacKinnon at St. Mary's Church in Souris, PEI. This mother of 12 children was a busy farmer's wife, known for her optimistic outlook. Her optimism shone through her weekly column in The Charlottetown Patriot entitled "Mrs. Wiggs and Her Garden Patch". Mrs. Wiggs' writings not only identify her as an astute observer and chronicler of local events, educational issues, agricultural practices, and economic issues but also that Mary Ann was one of Mother Nature's admirers and a person inclined to optimism where it could be found. Mary Ann's oldest child, Estelle, was 19 years old in 1951. A very attractive young lady, Estelle had graduated from Grade 11. Not long afterward, she was assaulted by an ex-boyfriend, Joey MacDonald, who was about to be tried for attempted rape. Before the trial, Mary Ann and family sat down to say the Rosary. About half way through, they heard glass breaking and first thought it was the chimney of the Aladdin lamp. Immediately when the sound was heard, Mary Ann swayed on her seat and fell backward. Her family members saw blood coming from behind her left ear and they then realized she had been shot. Mary Ann died on the second anniversary of her husband's death leaving behind eleven orphaned children. This is the story of the trial of Joey MacDonald and the family Mary Ann left behind.

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Author : Ernie MacAulay
Publisher :
Release :
Total Pages : Pages
ISBN : 1773660721


The Rifle Brigade Chronicle For

The Rifle Brigade Chronicle For

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Release : 1912
Total Pages : Pages
ISBN : HARVARD:HNZQWM


Soldier S Handbook Of The Rifle And Score Book For Special Course C

Soldier S Handbook Of The Rifle And Score Book For Special Course C

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Genre : Enfield rifle
Author :
Publisher :
Release : 1918
Total Pages : 131 Pages
ISBN : HARVARD:HN6MH5


The Rifle Rangers

The Rifle Rangers

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Genre : Fiction
Author : Томас Майн Рид
Publisher : Litres
Release : 2021-03-16
Total Pages : Pages
ISBN : 9785040836987


Life Explores History Of The Rifle

Life Explores History Of The Rifle

LIFE Explores History of the Rifle begins with a bang with the discovery of the explosive combination of charcoal, potassium nitrate, and sulfur. From 10th Century China to the United States, this special edition details the evolution of the weapon including innovative modifications such as improved ignition devices allowing single shooters to aim, fire, and hit targets. Although the innovation of the rifle improved efficiency and efficacy, the smaller, sleeker, and more sophisticated model of the rifle posed a threat, including increased crime and conflict. Traverse the Old World, the Civil War, and the Wild West and explore how the evolution of this firearm has changed warfare, society, and history irrevocably

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Genre : History
Author : LIFE Magazine
Publisher : Time Home Entertainment
Release : 2020-07-10
Total Pages : 96 Pages
ISBN : 9781547855513