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Review: Gunpowder: Alchemy, Bombards, and Pyrotechnics: The History of the Explosive That Changed the WorldUser Review - Ray A - Goodreads
Excellently presented history of gunpowder; loved the overview presented on the development of the US gunpowder industry Read full review
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Review: Gunpowder: Alchemy, Bombards, and Pyrotechnics: The History of the Explosive That Changed the WorldUser Review - Edcon1 - Goodreads
An excellent book that takes the reader from the use of Greek Fire into the development and use of gunpowder and on to the use of explosives in warfare. Read full review
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