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  • Paperback: 80 pages
  • Publisher: Osprey Publishing (May 22 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1849086214
  • ISBN-13: 978-1849086219
  • Product Dimensions: 17.4 x 0.7 x 25.1 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 181 g
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 3 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #199,862 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Leroy Thompson trained and advised military and police special operations units around the world, focusing especially on the tactical use of firearms. He has previously had 38 books published and more recent titles include The Hostage Rescue Manual, The Counterinsurgency Manual and Secret Techniques of the Elite Forces. He has also had various firearms books published including Great Combat Handguns, and appeared as a weapons expert on documentaries for Discovery, National Geographic and the BBC.


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Very historically sound. Not a lot on the technical side. I find all the books in this series to be quite informative and interesting.
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Wealth of information.
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Amazon.com: HASH(0xa2b6b228) out of 5 stars 19 reviews
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa2a2dda4) out of 5 stars ... informative book for those of us who carried (albeit hated it when I had to pack it in the ... Aug. 7 2014
By Kay W. Hargis - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
An informative book for those of us who carried (albeit hated it when I had to pack it in the Army, but hated it so bad that I had to have one for my collection and to shoot) this weapon in defense of our country... brought back memories of my military life and my life living with the weapon all the time.
3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa2a2ddf8) out of 5 stars Primer on a Legendary Weapon! Sept. 25 2013
By Mike O'Connor - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
The M1 Garand rifle is one of the most famous weapons America ever produced, George Patton maintaining it was, in fact, "the greatest battle implement ever devised." In THE M1 GARAND, Leroy Thompson provides an informative, nicely-illustrated overview of this war-winning weapon.

Thompson has penned several other Osprey WEAPON titles and has the format down pat. He traces the weapon's development post-World War I, M1 production, its use in World War II, Korean and beyond, various 'odds and mods' and the Garand's historical impact.

The text is complimenetd by the usual mix of b&w photographs, cutaways, diagrams and combat artwork.

A number of books have been written on the Garand, some quite lengthy. Readers looking for a basic primer on the M1 would be well-served by Thompson's book. Comprehensive, informative and well-illustrated, it benefits from a number of first-person reminiscences that capture that legendary weapon in action. Recommended.
1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa2a3024c) out of 5 stars not bad for an overview Feb. 19 2013
By Ron O - Published on Amazon.com
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This book is well written and provides a general overview of the Garand. I didn't find it quite as informative as the authors other book on the Carbine, but the Garand had fewer manufacturers and a somewhat easier gestation process. I would have like more info on the development and post WW II usage. Easily worth the price if your looking for an overview of the Garand.
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HASH(0xa2a30234) out of 5 stars nice historical book Nov. 18 2013
By Bill - Published on Amazon.com
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This is not a how to book but it explains he natural evolution of the m1. Good book for those who would like to know the history behind the rifle.
3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa2a305f4) out of 5 stars Decent But Not Great Primer Feb. 28 2013
By Kevin C. Rohrer - Published on Amazon.com
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This is a fairly good history on the development and use of the Garand rifle. The early history portion was well written and contained enough information to be interesting, but the middle and late history was lacking in detail. I also didn't like the fact that it quoted so heavily from another book on the subject. If I want to read information from that book, I will buy it. There are better books on the Garand, but this one is okay for those who don't want too much detail.


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