Firearms and American Law Enforcement from the Wild West to the Streets of Today
By Chris McNab
Osprey Publishing (UK), Paperback, 9781846033766, 312pp.
Publication Date: September 29, 2009
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In this book, Chris McNab, author of "Tools of Violence" and "The Special Forces Survival Guide," analyzes the use of lethal force in the control of crime in the United States from the Civil War to the present day.
Covering incidents from the shooting of Bonnie and Clyde to the Waco Seige, and the actions of gunmen from "Wild Bill" Hickok to modern SWAT teams, he answers these questions and examines the history of armed response and those who in enforcing law face making life and death choices in a few, traumatic seconds.
"The book is fascinating, a nicely paced mixture of events and analyses. It will have wide appeal, and is a reminder that policing can be very dangerous." - P.T. Smith, Choice Magazine (April 2010)