SAM COLT AND HIS GUN by Gertrude Hecker Winders

SAM COLT AND HIS GUN

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Report repeated from the March 15th bulletin when scheduled for earlier publication; postponed for J.L.G. selection. ""The name Colt is almost synonymous with the word gun. In this biography of Sam Colt, the author not only presents the portrait of a unique American, obsessed with mechanical invention, but indirectly expounds on one of most colorful periods in American history. For it was the Colt gun which made possible the white man's ascendancy over the Indian, and later served as the chief Northern weapon in the Civil War. Gertrude Winders treats this outstanding Connecticut Yankee with verve and imagination, evolving a vital character who should win sympathy from all those who do not have strong feelings about the doubtful ethical value of devoting one's life to the manufacture of firearms.

Pub Date: Aug. 6th, 1959
Publisher: John Day