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Orlando Nightclub Shooting The Worst Mass Shooting In United States History

Author : Bill Stonehem
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The mass shooting that took place on June 12, 2016, in Pulse, a gay night club in Orlando Florida has since been labelled as terrorist attack. The incident, which has been classed as the deadliest mass shooting by a lone gunman resulted in the death of 50 persons, including the shooter. The gunman was apparently shot and killed by the Orlando police after three hours. A further 53 persons have been injured and hundreds traumatized. The shooting has been described as the deadliest act of violence against the LGBT community in the history of the United States, the biggest mass killing of LGBT people in the Western world since the Holocaust; and the deadliest act of terrorism in the United States since the attacks on September 11 2001.

Las Vegas Shooting Massacre The Deadliest Mass Shooting In Us History

Author : Dale Michelson
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On the night of October 1, 2017 there was a shooting conducted by a gunman who opened fire on the crowd of concertgoers. These persons where attending the Route 91 Harvest music festival that was occurring on the Las Vegas Strip in Nevada. This incident saw over 58 persons dead and over 546 injured. This occurred approximately 10pm on the night when the Stephen Paddock of Nevada fired hundreds of rounds from his hotel into the crowd attending at the musical festival. Approximately an hour later, Paddock fired his last shot of the night. He was then found dead in his hotel room from a self- inflicted gunshot wound. This book will cover some discussion points about this incident that will bring the reader up-to-speed with the complete situation.

Shooting History A Personal Journey

Author : Jon Snow
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The compelling autobiography of one of the great and most committed newsmen of our time: full, frank, and occasionally very funny, Jon Snow’s memoirs are as revealing about the great and the not-so-good as about his own passionate involvement in the reporting of world affairs.

Marksmanship in the U S Army

Author : William K. Emerson
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Featuring hundreds of black-and-white illustrations of marksmanship medals, prizes, and badges, plus a special full-color section, this encyclopedia of U.S. Army shooting awards and training program rewards is a must-have for military historians and collectors. In Marksmanship in the U.S. Army, William K. Emerson details weapons training from the 1850s to the present, gathering this information for the first time in a single volume. Emerson highlights the philosophies behind army marksmanship and documents the awards, prizes, and badges bestowed upon the War Department’s most elite shooters, artillerymen, and swordsmen. Proficiency training discussed in this book includes the use of sabers, cannons, sea mines, bayonets, tank weapons, aerial gunnery, bombs, and other weapons. Emerson integrates discussion of the criteria, people, and rationale behind each award into this historical account. Emerson’s emphasis on national rifle and pistol matches, the history of selected army and NRA trophies, and significant players in the army’s weapons training development enhances the comprehensive appeal of the latest contribution to military history by this experienced author.

The Shooter s Guide containing the natural history of dogs the various fowling pieces and remarks on Thornhill s Shooting Directory

Author : B. THOMAS (pseud. [i.e. Thomas B. Johnson.])
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A History of the Papacy from the Great Schism to the Sack of Rome

Author : Mandell Creighton
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History of England from the Accession of James I to the Outbreak of the Civil War 1603 1642 1639 1641

Author : Samuel Rawson Gardiner
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Guns in American Society An Encyclopedia of History Politics Culture and the Law 2nd Edition 3 volumes

Author : Gregg Lee Carter
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Thoroughly updated and greatly expanded from its original edition, this three-volume set is the go-to comprehensive resource on the legal, social, psychological, political, and public health aspects of guns in American life. • 450 alphabetically organized entries, including 100 new for this edition, covering key issues (suicide, video games and gun violence, firearm injury statistics) and events (workplace shootings, the Virginia Tech massacre) • 102 expert contributors from all academic fields involved in studying the causes and effects of gun violence • A chronology of pivotal moments and controversies in the history of firearm ownership and use in the United States • An exhaustive bibliography of print and online resources covering all aspects of the study of guns in the United States • Appendices on federal gun laws, state gun laws, and pro- and anti-gun-control organizations

History of England from the Accession of James I to the Outbreak of the Civil War 1603 1642 1629 1635

Author : Samuel Rawson Gardiner
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A Year of Sport and Natural History

Author : Oswald Crawfurd
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Encyclopaedia of Rural Sports Or Complete Account of Hunting Shooting Fishing Racing Ets A New Ed

Author : Pritchett Blaine-Delabere
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The Wiltshire Archaeological and Natural History Magazine

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Includes proceedings of the annual general meetings of the Wiltshire Archaeological and Natural History Society.

Fair Game

Author : Erich Hobusch
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A Tennessee Folklore Sampler

Author : Ted Olson
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Since 1934 the Tennessee Folklore Society Bulletin has been a respected source on the wonderfully diverse history and traditions of the Volunteer State, but until now that publication's wide-ranging articles have been largely restricted to the society's membership. With the appearance of A Tennessee Folklore Sampler, editors Ted Olson and Anthony P. Cavender provide a broad audience with a rich selection of the work published over the course of this acclaimed journal's seventy-five-year history. Packed with colorful descriptions and analysis of the state's folkways, A Tennessee Folklore Sampler covers all three of the grand divisions of Tennessee--East, Middle, and West-- and includes articles by some prominent students of folklore, among them Charles Wolfe, Charles Faulkner Bryan, Thomas Burton, Donald Davidson, Herbert Halpert, Mildred Haun, Michael Lofaro, Michael Montgomery, and Tom Rankin. Following an introductory section that places the book into historical, cultural, and socioeconomic contexts, A Tennessee Folklore Sampler is divided into ten parts covering material culture, medicine, beliefs and practices, customs, play and recreation lore, speech, legends, ballad and song, instrumental traditions and music collecting, and folk communities. Each part begins with an introduction that places the selections in context and concludes with suggestions for further reading. The appendix features an essay that explores the history of the Tennessee Folklore Society and the evolution of folklore studies of the state. The anthology will be a welcome resource for folklorists and scholars in many fields as well as a special treasure for general readers. With more than sixty illustrations complementing the text, A Tennessee Folklore Sampler presents a vivid overview of Tennessee folk culture that illuminates the very soul of the state. Ted Olson is the author of Blue Ridge Folklife and Breathing in Darkness: Poems, and the coeditor of The Bristol Sessions: Writings about the Big Bang of Country Music. He teaches at East Tennessee State University. Anthony P. Cavender is professor of anthropology in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at East Tennessee State University. He is the author of Folk Medicine in Southern Appalachia and has published articles in Social Science and Medicine, Journal of Folklore Research, Journal of Ethnopharmacology, Human Organization, Appalachian Journal, and American Speech, among others.

American Shooter

Author : Gerry Souter
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Gun ownership has long been a hot-button topic in the United States, and the National Rifle Association has the reputation of being an organization of primarily politically conservative members. American Shooter provides a unique look at gun ownership, handgun bans, shooting sports, and the controversy over how to interpret the Second Amendment from the point of view of a liberal gun owner and enthusiast. Gerry Souter examines the history of firearms in the United States, from the settlers who carried matchlock muskets ashore at Jamestown to the citizens who purchase guns in record numbers today. Recent Supreme Court decisions that uphold the right to bear arms have galvanized citizens on both sides of the debate, making the gun issue hotter than ever. To provide a personal view, Souter weaves in tales of his own experiences with guns, including sport shooting as a young man, hunting and bonding with his father, and facing the smoking end of a muzzle as an international photojournalist. American Shooter is both a history and a personal journey that traces the path of American gun ownership culture from the Revolution to today. It recounts how the country has lived with guns from the flintlock hung over the fireplace to the concealed-carry, laser-sighted Glock semiautomatic pistol tucked away in the hidden pocket of a mom’s purse.

The Shotgun Its Uses History of Shooting Series

Author : East Sussex
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This fascinating but little-known book was first published in London in 1914. The author was a prolific contributor to the sporting press of that time and was an acknowledged expert on guns and shooting.We have now republished it using the original text and illustrations. The books 232 pages are a veritable mine of information on the development, manufacturing, choice, and use of the English shotgun and its associated cartridges and loads. Much practical advice is also offered on shooting grouse, pheasant, partridge, woodcock and wildfowl etc, with a multitude of tips on dealing with high birds, "coasters," wind direction and weather, "flapper-shooting," etc. Fourteen comprehensive chapters deal effectively with each of these subjects and are fully illustrated with vintage black and white photos and illustrations. The original fascinating adverts for guns, cartridges, shooting grounds, equipment etc, have also been retained for historical interest. This early shooting book will prove to be a valuable asset in increasing the knowledge and prowess of all "gun-buffs" and shooting men.

History of Carniola

Author : August Dimitz
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Religious problems continue. All Protestants are ordered to leave the country if they continue to practice the teachings of Protestantism. Dimitz relates how and why the largest peasant uprising (over 20,000 in total) took place in response to unacceptable demands placed upon them by their caretakers. In this era the Turks are finally defeated, postal service begins, hospitals are built, and roads are improved. Counter- reformation begins in the larger cities and market towns and ends under Ferdinand II.

Kaye s and Malleson s History of the Indian Mutiny of 1857 9

Author : Sir John William Kaye
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A History of the Peak District Moors

Author : David Hey
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“A superb new book . . . explores the history of Britain’s first National Park from the Stone Age to the modern day . . . lavishly illustrated.”—Reflections Magazine The moors of the Peak District provide some of the finest walking country in England. The pleasure of rambling across them is enhanced by a knowledge of their history, ranging from prehistoric times and the middle ages to their conversion for grouse shooting and the struggle for the “right to roam” in modern times. This distinctive landscape is not an untouched, natural relic for it has been shaped by humans over the centuries. Now it is being conserved as part of Britain’s first National Park; much of it is in the care of The National Trust. The book covers all periods of time from prehistory to the present, for a typical moorland walk might take in the standing stones of a prehistoric stone circle, a medieval boundary marker, a guide stoop dated 1709, the straight walls of nineteenth-century enclosure, a row of Victorian grouse butts, a long line of flagstones brought in by helicopter, and very much more besides. “This is no ‘desk-based study’ but the product of a lifetime of living, working and researching in or immediately adjacent to the moors.”—The Local Historian “David writes with a contagious enthusiasm. This generously illustrated book roams amongst the best—and lesser-known—moorland features . . . a guide par excellence.”—Peak Advertiser “Few tomes can have been quite as comprehensive as David’s. Within these pages are Romans and Vikings, railways and canals, ramblers and World War Two soldiers.”—The Star (Sheffield)

A History of Physical Theories of Comets From Aristotle to Whipple

Author : Tofigh Heidarzadeh
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Although the development of ideas about the motion and trajectory of comets has been investigated piecemeal, we lack a comprehensive and detailed survey of ph- ical theories of comets. The available works either illustrate relatively short periods in the history of physical cometology or portray a landscape view without adequate details. The present study is an attempt to review – with more details – the major physical theories of comets in the past two millennia, from Aristotle to Whipple. My research, however, did not begin with antiquity. The basic question from which this project originated was a simple inquiry about the cosmic identity of comets at the dawn of the astronomical revolution: how did natural philosophers and astronomers define the nature and place of a new category of celestial objects – comets – after Brahe’s estimation of cometary distances? It was from this turning point in the history of cometary theories that I expanded my studies in both the pre-modern and modern eras. A study starting merely from Brahe and ending with Newton, without covering classical and medieval thought about comets, would be incomplete and leave the fascinating achievements of post-Newtonian cometology unexplored.