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What critics are saying

"Rollicking and informative ... sketched

with wit and precision" 

PUBLISHERS WEEKLY

"[W]ritten with a journalist’s sense of color and a historian’s eye for the revealing detail... an exceptional biography of an archetypal 19th-century American inventor and businessman.”  

WALL STREET JOURNAL

OUT NOW from scribner

A sweeping, definitive biography of Samuel Colt—the inventor of the legendary Colt revolver (a.k.a. six-shooter)—which changed the US forever, triggering the industrial revolution and the settlement of the American West.​ Learn more about the book, read the reviewsor browse the archival sources Rasenberger excavated to tell this story as it has never been told.

OTHER BOOKS BY JIM RASENBERGER

"A vivid and fleet-footed

account of the fiasco"

–The Washingtonian

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“A grand and

inspiring panoply”

–Newsweek

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“An engaging read ...

Beautifully written”

–The New York Sun

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