Few people are aware that John Moses Browning--a tall, humble, cerebral man born in 1855 and raised as a Mormon in the American West--was the mind behind many of the world-changing firearms that dominated more than a century of conflict. He invented the crucial design used in virtually all modern pistols, created the most popular hunting rifles and shotguns, and conceived the machine guns that proved decisive not just in World Wars I and II but nearly every major military action since. Yet few in America knew his name until he was into his sixties. Now, author Nathan Gorenstein brings firearms inventor John Moses Browning to life.
As the woke mob continues to rifle through the history books looking for icons to topple, it’s almost certain they will eventually get to firearms inventor John Browning. Thanks to a well-researched and very readable new biography, The Guns of John Moses Browning: The Remarkable Story of the Inventor Whose Firearms Changed the World, he’ll likely come into their crosshairs sooner rather than later.
Gorenstein delivers a technically detailed life of John Moses Browning ... The result is a text gun collectors and historians of armaments will cherish, though nonspecialists may get bogged down in such technical matters ... Gorenstein clearly demonstrates how most of the world’s guns, from the AK-47 to the latest Sig Sauer pistols, draw on Browning’s designs of more than a century ago, and he tallies many of the known assets of Browning’s estate and those of his heirs. However, he avoids reckoning with the human costs ... A dense journey through an ocean of iron and blood best suited for gun enthusiasts.