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The Resource Melancholy accidents : three centuries of stray bullets and bad luck, Peter Manseau

Melancholy accidents : three centuries of stray bullets and bad luck, Peter Manseau

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Melancholy accidents : three centuries of stray bullets and bad luck
Title
Melancholy accidents
Title remainder
three centuries of stray bullets and bad luck
Statement of responsibility
Peter Manseau
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Language
eng
Summary
It came as a surprising discovery when, while conducting research that involved reading colonial-era newspapers, acclaimed writer Peter Manseau stumbled upon one report after another of “melancholy accidents”?instances of local people accidentally discharging firearms to disastrous results. Usually, they were brief items, with the concision of dark poetry?hunting accidents, neighbor shooting neighbor, father shooting son. Dark as they were, they were also often bizarre and fascinating?such as the case of one farmer who, trying out his new musket, shot it at his barn, hitting a door hinge that split the musket ball in two, with each half ricochetting off to hit a different, distant person, each of whom was a doctor. In Melancholy Accidents, Manseau collects and annotates a wide-ranging assortment of these woebegone and oddly intimate reports, with numerous illustrations, photos, and visuals from original period newspapers. It makes for a wholly unique contribution to the ongoing consideration of?and the recent heated discussion about?the historic place of firearms in American society
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YDXCP
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Manseau, Peter
Dewey number
363.33
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
RA772.F57
LC item number
M36 2016eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
NLM call number
WO 807
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  • Firearms accidents
  • Wounds, Gunshot
  • Firearms accidents
  • United States
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Melancholy accidents : three centuries of stray bullets and bad luck, Peter Manseau
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
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text
Content type code
  • txt
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rdacontent
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781612195070
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
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8e772591-dfe2-4bb8-be59-2266cd13afc5
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remote
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  • (OCoLC)945719526
  • (OCoLC)ocn945719526
  • 1255561
Label
Melancholy accidents : three centuries of stray bullets and bad luck, Peter Manseau
Link
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781612195070
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
8e772591-dfe2-4bb8-be59-2266cd13afc5
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)945719526
  • (OCoLC)ocn945719526
  • 1255561

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