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"American Rifle" --- The rich history of a common device (and unlikely icon).

By Rich Fisher

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Tulsa, Oklahoma – Our guest on today's edition of StudioTulsa, which first aired back in November, is the military historian and former journalist Alexander Rose. His new book is "American Rifle: A Biography," and he chats about it in some detail with our host Rich Fisher. Lively, smart, quick-moving, and often fascinating, "American Rifle" reveals the hidden --- yet profound --- connections between the rifle's development and usefulness and America's history and character. As Michael Korda has noted in his review of this book in The Washington Post: "Like David McCullough in 'The Great Bridge,' Rose has the rare ability to make technology come alive, even for the non-technology-minded. He is not only a good historian but also a gifted storyteller, and I hope his book will make its way beyond the readership of American Rifleman and Shotgun News to everyone who wants to read about a singular and enduring artifact in American life and history."