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The Resource AK-47 : the weapon that changed the face of war, Larry Kahaner

AK-47 : the weapon that changed the face of war, Larry Kahaner

Label
AK-47 : the weapon that changed the face of war
Title
AK-47
Title remainder
the weapon that changed the face of war
Statement of responsibility
Larry Kahaner
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This is the first-ever book on the modern world's most important weapon. It's been called the $10 weapon of mass destruction, and it's done more to change the landscape of modern war than any weapon except the atomic bomb. In every hot spot since World War II, the terrain may change but America's enemy always remains the same: a young man with an AK-47. Designed in 1947 by a Russian World War II veteran, Mikhail Kalashnikov, the AK-47 is cheap, light, easy to use and repair, and capable of firing even after being submerged in a rice paddy or baked in the desert sun. In this fascinating book, Larry 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
Cataloging source
PUL
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
AK-47 : the weapon that changed the face of war, Larry Kahaner
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 235-246) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Pandora's box
  • 4.
  • The African credit card
  • 5.
  • The Kalashnikov culture reaches Latin America
  • 6.
  • Kalashnikov and his gun visit America
  • 7.
  • The United Nations takes on the true weapons of mass destruction
  • 8.
  • Acknowledgments
  • AK versus M-16 : part 2
  • 9.
  • The second selling of the AK
  • Epilogue : The last days of the AK?
  • Notes
  • Index
  • Author's note
  • Introduction
  • 1.
  • Protecting the motherland
  • 2.
  • A reputation born in the rice paddies
  • 3.
Control code
ocm63807927
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xi, 258 pages
Isbn
9780470168806
Lccn
2006004501
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)63807927
Label
AK-47 : the weapon that changed the face of war, Larry Kahaner
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 235-246) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Pandora's box
  • 4.
  • The African credit card
  • 5.
  • The Kalashnikov culture reaches Latin America
  • 6.
  • Kalashnikov and his gun visit America
  • 7.
  • The United Nations takes on the true weapons of mass destruction
  • 8.
  • Acknowledgments
  • AK versus M-16 : part 2
  • 9.
  • The second selling of the AK
  • Epilogue : The last days of the AK?
  • Notes
  • Index
  • Author's note
  • Introduction
  • 1.
  • Protecting the motherland
  • 2.
  • A reputation born in the rice paddies
  • 3.
Control code
ocm63807927
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xi, 258 pages
Isbn
9780470168806
Lccn
2006004501
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)63807927

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