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Book of the Garand Paperback

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Preview Book of the Garand
Price: $17.99
Author: Julian S. Hatcher
Format: Paperback
Specs: 6" x 9", black and white, 292 pgs
ISBN/Diamond SKU: 978-1-934044-25-4
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Product Code: CSP-BPROSE002

Description About the Author
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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Garand History Book & More April 17, 2015
Reviewer: Anonymous Person from Clemmons, NC United States  
I wish that I had bought this book years ago.
Looks like I will need to it several times to get all of it die to there being so much information.  An outstanding book that I have Found!!!

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Hatchers book of the garand January 9, 2015
Reviewer: william meredith from loretto, VA United States  
Thot del time was a little slow,but don't really exactly remember.
Hatchers book of the Garand   paperback

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Enjoyable Read February 15, 2013
Reviewer: markvs from Sammamish, WA United States  
I knew absolutely nothing about Garands until I discovered the CMP site a few weeks ago. I'm in the process of ordering two M1s so thought I better learn more about what I was getting.

Excellent history and insights into the rifle.

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Hatcher's Book of the Garand February 4, 2013
Reviewer: Robert Matthews from Midland, TX United States  
This book was the most thorough treatment of the various aspects of a weapon as I have ever seen. There is plenty of interesting  history, technical data, and straight forward common sense guidance even a novice would find intriguing. A solid investment, especially for a Garand owner.

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History of the Garand January 19, 2013
Reviewer: Philip Foutz from Oxford, OH United States  
Very good book to learn about the making of the Garand rifle.
It's about inventing an semiautomatic rifle that would work under many conditions.
The trials and errors of making a rifle that would work for our troops.
Very good book to read about it.

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