By the Sword: A History of Gladiators, Musketeers, Samurai, Swashbucklers, and Olympic Champions

By Richard Cohen

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By the Sword is an epic history of sword fighting—a science, an art, and, for many, a religion that began at the dawn of civilization in ancient Egypt and has been an obsession for mankind ever since. With wit and insight, Richard Cohen gives us an engrossing history of the world via the sword.

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