I originally got this for Dad a month ago as an early Father’s Day present, and wound up stealing it back for that first month while I read it myself.
A long book but a really really good book. It has a good balance between technical details and personal details of shooters & military officers. It’s organized chronologically from the French & Indian War of the mid 1700s up through the current Iraq & Afghanistan wars. It has a lot of 1- to 3-page short mini-sections when Plaster wants to talk about a certain person, technology or battle in more detail, so it’s very easy to read in short sections.
Hardcover, 680+ pages, ISBN13: 978-1-58160-632-4