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by C.J. Chivers
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Seriously, Read a Book!
Seriously, Read a Book! rated it 6 years ago
Not for me I guess
tmdblya rated it 7 years ago
Disappointing considering how much I like Chivers' reporting in the Ny Times and his blog. Uneven style and recurring redundencies. Could have been much shorter. Tying the central theme to the AK47 is a stretch and works better as a general history of the automatic rifle. The sections on the develop...
EricCWelch rated it 8 years ago
The AK-47 holds almost mythological status in the world. Terrorists, revolutionaries, and insurrectionists all brandish this Russian-made weapon in defiance of those in power. Chivers calls it “a ready equalizer against morally or materially superior foes.” The U.S. decided to be more sophisticated...
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