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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User Review  - R100RTguy - LibraryThing

To say I'm unimpressed with the content of this book is an understatement. There are too many technical errors to ignore; it seems that the author and/or publisher failed to have an individual ... Read full review

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A more or less impressionistic and journalistic account of the development and impact of the AK-47 family of assault rifles. The descriptions are vivid, the analysis less impressive. The contrast that ... 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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