In 1949, when William B. Ruger began his gunmaking business, he was told "It can't be done.'' Today his line of firearms stands supreme and his factories are the model for contemporary business entrepreneurship, enlightened manufacturing techniques, and unparalleled quality. This richly illustrated book tells the story of this all-American original who went from youthful tinkerer to the gunsmith of safari devotees, presidents, and every gunlover in between. 11" x 9". Color and black-and-white illustrations.Publishers WeeklyFans of firearms won't find a more handsome gun book this season than Ruger & His Guns: A History of the Man, the Company and the Firearms. Here, R.L. Wilson (Steel Canvas) offers the definitive history of William B. Ruger (b. 1916) and of the company, Sturm, Ruger & Co., that he fashioned into the world's premier firearms manufacturer. Even non-gun lovers may admire the craftsmanship of Ruger's revolvers and other guns, which gleam and glisten in the nearly 300 illustrations, 185 in color, that complement the text.