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Book of the Garand Hardcover


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Preview Book of the Garand
Price: $24.99
Author: Julian S. Hatcher
Format: Hardcover
Specs: 6" x 9", black and white, 292 pgs
ISBN/Diamond SKU: 978-1-934044-26-1
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Hatcher’s Book of the Garand is the definitive chronicle of the rifle General George S. Patton called “the greatest battle implement ever devised.”

Major General Julian S. Hatcher follows the evolution of the M1 Garand from the first semiautomatic hunting rifles to the devastating U.S. infantry weapon of WWII. It’s a battle royal of weapons design, with dozens of unforeseen problems sending inventors back to the drawing board and a scandal-hungry media waiting to discredit the guns favored by the military. Garand’s fierce competition includes such legendary companies and inventors as Winchester, Colt, Johnson, Thompson, and the author himself. Hatcher follows the rigorous target and field tests that each gun underwent, leading to numerous revisions and the eventual adoption of Garand’s rugged rifle. It is a difficult struggle lasting over a decade and a half, and a vital and unsung part of the war effort. In addition to the story of the Garand, Hatcher offers detailed explanations for cleaning, repairing, and firing this historic rifle. The Book of the Garand is an indispensable part of any gun enthusiast’s library.

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Book of the Garand Hardcover January 10, 2015
Reviewer: Paul Romere from Bayfield, CO United States  
The subject book arrived quickly and in excellent condition.  I will likely order again in the future.

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M1 Garand reference book January 10, 2015
Reviewer: Anonymous Person from Pace, FL United States  
Brought this book for my Son who is an avid collector of vintage military firearms.
He was impressed with the information it provided.

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Terrific history of the Garand rifle... January 9, 2015
Reviewer: Walter Eichholtz, Jr from Comanche, TX United States  
This is my third book by Gen. Julian Hatcher,
and is an excellent account of the history
and development of the first truly success-
ful semi-automatic military rifle. As usual,
Hatcher tells the story in a compelling and
succinct manner. Reading this book actually
made me even fonder of my old Garand, and
caused me to want to become even more in-
volved with it. A great addition to any library of someone interested in the details
of history.

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Great book March 20, 2014
Reviewer: Anonymous Person from Dallas, TX United States  
I recently purchased an M1 and this book gives and excellent history of its development.  It is great reading on wartime procurement and weapon design as well.  The book itself is constructed well and should hold up for generations, like the M1 should.

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The M1 Garand (US 30 cal. service rifle) March 10, 2014
Reviewer: Jay Meyers from Nine Mile Falls, WA United States  
The product is exactly what I expected it to be, and it was shipped and delivered in a very timely time frame.

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