From ancient wars in the far-distant past to the might of the Roman Empire and the age of medieval knights, this looks at the weapons used in hand-to-hand fighting between history's greatest armies. Ages 7 and up.
Blasting history out of the dusty realm of textbooks, "Weapons of War" is a bloody and fascinating journey into the past. This fact-packed volume looks at 13 legendary weapon categories, from the earliest spears, swords, and bows right up to the first guns and cannons. It explains how each weapon developed, who used it, and the battles that were won with it. Packed with illustrations, "Weapons of War" immerses young readers in the reality of long-ago warfare, while six special items provide an interactive experience that will keep them glued to the book for hours.