The M1 Garand Paperback – May 22 2012
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About the Author
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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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.