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Body Armor: The Development of the kevlar vest Book by: Nicholas Montanarelli

This book chronicles the history and development of the Kevlar vest by one of the original creators.

Over the past 2000 years there has been a continuing need for protective armor to counter the advancements in weapons. It was not until the 1960's that a new material was developed and technology was realized that would revolutionize personal protection.

The discovery of a synthetic fiber, Dupont's PRD 49-IV, that later became Kevlar, the development of ballistic testing and medical research would come together and create a new and effective body armor that would go on to save countless lives of law enforcement officers, soldiers and government officials.

This is the story of how the United States government and industry worked together for the common need to protect those that protect us.

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