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The Book of Gun Trivia

The Book of Gun Trivia Book Review

By David L. Veres

Date of Review January 2014 Title The Book of Gun Trivia
Author Gordon L. Rottman Publisher Osprey Publishing
Published 2013 ISBN 9781782007692
Format 224 pages, hardbound MSRP (USD) $14.95


Fighting the next Zombie Apocalypse?  Awaiting invading North Korean hordes?  Add Osprey Publishing's The Book of Gun Trivia to your arsenal!

Author Gordon L. Rottman's handy little hardback traverses trivia in four chapters:

  • Essential Gun Facts
  • Weapon Myths
  • Ammunition History and Facts
  • Ammunition Myths

And little it is.  The compact compendium measures just 5-3/4" (146 mm) square.  But it distills a flood of fascinating facts into 224 informative pages.

Confused over WWII German small arms abbreviations?  Rottman tabularly translates.  What the hell does Britain's "pounder" system mean?  Another table tells the tale.  The worst small arms of WWII?  Osprey offers options.

Keep The Book of Gun Trivia handy.  Pack it in pockets.  Carry it in cargo pants.  Or let it lurk in lunch boxes.  Consider it "food for thought"!

So when Zombies painfully proliferate, can you really halt their hellacious havoc with handheld miniguns?  Page 109 proffers possibilities.

Derringers.  Mausers.  Maxims.  And much, much more.  Plus stuff that makes them go "boom".

The Book of Gun Trivia offers everything you need to know about guns and ammunition.  Well, maybe not everything.  But it sure is condensed, cool fun.  And when you add a "6 pounder" to your North African diorama, you'll finally know what it really means!

My sincere thanks to Osprey Publishing for this review sample!