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Camera in One Hand, Gun in the Other

With its celebration of mercs rampaging through Africa, no healthy society could produce a magazine like Soldier of Fortune.

Photographic gun designed by Etienne Jules Marey, 1882 (1956). (The Print Collector/Print Collector/Getty Images)

Soldier of Fortune, a digest for gun enthusiasts and mercenaries, was headquartered for years at a mansion in the Rocky Mountain foothills, just outside what publisher Robert K. Brown dubbed “the Flaming Liberal People’s Republic of Boulder.” The Brown Hotel, as the mansion was known, was infamous among locals for its raucous parties. Groups of […]

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