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The Gun: The AK-47 and the Evolution of War - Chivers
The Gun: The AK-47 and the Evolution of War
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780713998375 (0713998377)
Publisher: Allen Lane
Pages no: 480
Edition language: English
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2.0 The Gun
Not for me I guess
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3.0 The Gun
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
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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