AK-47: The Weapon that Changed the Face of War

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Wiley, 2007 - History - 258 pages
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In this fascinating book, Kahaner tells the story of this ubiquitous and deadly weapon, contrasting it with the admittedly inferior M-16 and chronicling the role the AK-47 has played in conflicts from Vietnam and Iraq to Rwanda and Colombia.

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Review: AK-47: The Weapon that Changed the Face of War

User Review  - Clark - Goodreads

One sentence book summary: The AK-47 is a magically reliable rifle that has killed millions of people in a manner that no other rifle could ever have done. One word book review: horrible. Most of the ... Read full review

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User Review  - Deetya - Goodreads

Interesting book. It has many small errors regarding the subject of the book. However, what "saves" the book is the history that is mentioned when talking about the subject. It is almost better as a history book than as "gun" book. Almost. Read full review


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LARRY KAHANER is an award-winning journalist and author of eight books, including the groundbreaking Competitive Intelligence, which was translated into seven languages. He was a Washington correspondent for BusinessWeek magazine and covered the infantry training center at Fort Benning for Knight-Ridder newspapers. Kahaner has been a guest expert on many shows including Larry King Live, NPR's All Things Considered, and CBS Evening News, and his articles have appeared in the Washington Post, the International Herald Tribune, the European Magazine, and the Christian Science Monitor.

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