A Bowie Primer:


by F.R. Winchell



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 01/01/2000

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5x8
Page Count : 116
ISBN : 9781585002627

About the Book

A BOWIE PRIMER: ERA/MAN/KNIFE presents concise information on the times in which Jim Bowie lived, biographical information on the man himself, and some definitive information on the namesake knife.

This is for the knife collector, person interested in early nineteenth century history, Bowie fan, or casual reader. The book contains a lot of information, in one place, on Jim Bowie himself, his era, and the famous knife.

This work is compact, informative, and fun reading, with illustrations.

About the Author

F. R. Winchell has had a lifelong interest in firearms and edged weapons, and has collected antique guns and knives for over half a century. After service in the army Air Force in WWII, Mr. Winchell graduated from Carroll College with a B.A. in English.

Retired from the insurance business, with more time to pursue his hobby, he perceived a need for some ready facts about the legendary Jim Bowie and his knife. A BOWIE PRIMER satisfies that need by eliminating the search for information on Bowie's life and times, bit by bit, from many sources. The volume should be stimulating to the knife collector and history buff alike.

Winchell is married, with three adult children and three grandchildren. He lives with his wife in Waukesha, Wisconsin.