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Robert A. Heinlein's "The Brass Cannon." Grandmaster science-fiction author, Robert A. Heinlein, originally titled his Hugo-winning novel, The Moon is a Harsh Mistress, "The Brass Cannon," after a Revolutionary-War-style cannon that he fired off each July 4th. In this video you can see this cannon fired at the Angeles Shooting Range and learn its history from science-fiction writers Brad Linaweaver, J. Kent Hastings, and J. Neil Schulman, and its restorer, Randy Herrst. Narrated by Brad Linaweaver, who received the cannon as a bequest from Virginia Heinlein.
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