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Books by my friends Tony Williams and Max Popenker

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Oleg Volk, Apr 24, 2007.

  1. Oleg Volk

    Oleg Volk Moderator Emeritus

    Recently, I received two books co-authored by Tony and Max (both THR members). My friends and I looked them over:


    I found a couple of my photos in each of the books. :)

    The Assault Rifle book is excellent, with detailed illustrations, well-researched content and logical explanations of what, how and why. The Combat Pistols book is almost as good, the only let-down being somewhat muddy quality of the grayscale photos and occasional low-res image printed with obvious jaggies. Content-wise, it is as excellent as the Rifle book. I recommend both very highly.
  2. Lucky

    Lucky Well-Known Member

    Foresight War was fun to read too.
  3. Oleg Volk

    Oleg Volk Moderator Emeritus

    Foresight War is excellent. Scales, which I illustrated, isn't half bad, either.
  4. SDC

    SDC Well-Known Member

    I'll have to get a copy of that "Combat Pistols" book; I've already got their "Assault Rifle" book (highly recommended) and several of the books Tony's done on cannon and mgs (Rapid Fire, Flying Guns, etc.)
  5. default

    default Well-Known Member

    I haven't read Max's book, but his website, www.world.guns.ru is my first internet destination when I have a technical or historical question about a firearm.

    I also haven't read Tony's Assault Rifle, but I have Rapid Fire. If you are interested in higher-caliber automatic cannons of the sort found on aircraft, helicopters, armored vehicles, and ships, and have found information on them to be somewhat scarce and spotty, this incredibly-detailed, scholarly, well-written, and lavishly illustrated book is for you. I bought my copy at a local Barnes & Noble a few years back. I was perusing the military section, bored and frustrated by the usual tedious selection of sensationalistic and vague coffee-table books on modern weapons and I found this. I think I mumbled "Jackpot!", my eyes glazed over, and I reached for my wallet. :)
  6. BigG

    BigG Well-Known Member

    I need to get a copy of those books to put a review up on my website. :)

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