"Lethal-firepower fans should warm to this comprehensive, nicely illustrated account of the weapon that made the drive-by shooting feasible. . . . The tommy gun's enduring image plays as large a part in Yenne's presentation as its technical details and legitimate applications, which only makes this all the more excellent a history of one of the most durable, storied, and deadly of weapons."--Booklist
“To find out everything there is to know about Gen. Thompson’s trench broom, check out Bill Yenne’s Tommy Gun. . . . If you’re looking for fascinating stories, Yenne delivers. . . . Yenne reminds us that every generation is remembered for the artifacts it leaves behind: Harley Davidsons. Route 66. Coonskin caps. The Apollo 11 lunar module. The Tommy gun.”--Bookgasm.com
"An in-depth, entertaining history of the legendary weapon."--Kirkus Reviews
Praise for Bill Yenne and his work:
"A must-read."--Shooting Illustrated on Tommy Gun
"Excels as a study in leadership."
--The New Yorker on Sitting Bull
"In this remarkable, tragic portrait, Sitting Bull emerges as a thoughtful, passionate, and very human figure."
--Publishers Weekly (starred review) on Sitting Bull
"Splendid. . .a book that has the rare quality of being both an excellent reference work and a pleasure to read."
--The Wall Street Journal on Indian Wars
"Yenne's readable, anecdotal style realistically depicts life in combat and on the home front."
--Booklist on Rising Sons