drawing on his legendary firearms knowledge and combat experience, u. s. navy seal and #1 bestselling author of american sniper chris kyle dramatically chronicles the story of america-from the revolution to the present-through the lens of ten iconic guns and the remarkable heroes who used them to shape history: the american long rifle, spencer repeater, colt . 45 revolver, winchester 1873 rifle, springfield m1903 rifle, m1911 pistol, thompson submachine gun, m1 garand, . 38 special police revolver, and the m16 rifle platform kyle himself used. american gun is a sweeping epic of bravery, adventure, invention, and sacrifice. featuring a foreword and afterword by taya kyle and illustrated with more than 100 photographs, this new paperback edition features a bonus chapter, "the eleventh gun," on shotguns, derringers, and the browning m2 machine gun. .