September 20, 2010

The Man Behind the Gun: Samuel Colt and His Revolver

The Man Behind the Gun: Samuel Colt and His Revolver, by Edwin Brit Wyckoff has been published.

Until the late nineteenth century, guns took a long time to load and could only make one shot at a time. But Samuel Colt invented a hand gun that held six bullets and could be fired without reloading every time. This changed weaponry forever.

32 pages, full color, Enslow Publishers, Inc.
ISBN-13: 978-0-7660-3446-4

Others covered in the Genius At Work! Great Inventor Biographies series are: Samuel Colt (revolver); Thomas H. Gallaudet (sign language); Igor Sikorsky (helicopters); W.K. Kellogg (cereal); Les Paul (electric guitar); George Ferris (Ferris wheel), Ralph Baer (video games); Madam C.J. Walker (hair care); Vivian Thomas (heart surgery); Theodore H. Maiman (lasers); James Naismith (basketball); Stephanie Kwolek (Kevlar); and Philo T. Farnsworth (television).

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