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Author Chivers, C. J. (Christopher John).

Title The gun / C.J. Chivers.

Imprint New York : Simon & Schuster, c2010.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    623.4424 CHI    Available
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    623.4424 CHI    DUE 06-29-21
1 copy being processed for GDL Central Library Non-Fiction.
Edition 1st Simon & Schuster hardcover ed.
Description 481 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. ; 25 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Origins -- The birth of machine guns -- Machine guns in action -- Hiram Maxim changes war -- Slaughter made industrial : the Great War -- Invention and distribution -- Stalin's contest : the creation of the AK-47 -- The breakout : mass production, distribution, and early use of the AK-47 -- Aftermath : consequences of the AK-47's global spread -- The accidental rifle -- Everyman's gun -- Epilogue : the twenty-first century's rifle.
Summary In a tour de force, a prize-winning "New York Times" reporter traces the invention and mass distribution of the assault rifle, and its effects on war.
Subject AK-47 rifle -- History.
War -- History.
Machine guns -- Technological innovations -- History.
Firearms -- Technological innovations -- History.
ISBN 9780743270762
9780743271738 (pbk.)
9781439196533 (ebk.)
1439196532 (ebk.)

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