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The Resource The gun, C.J. Chivers

The gun, C.J. Chivers

Label
The gun
Title
The gun
Statement of responsibility
C.J. Chivers
Title variation
Gun: the AK-47 and the evolution of war
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The author, a New York Times reporter, traces the invention and mass distribution of the AK-47 assault rifle, and its effects on war. He traces the invention of the assault rifle, following the miniaturization of rapid-fire arms from the American Civil War, through World War I and Vietnam, to present-day Afghanistan, where Kalashnikovs and their knockoffs number as many as 100 million, one for every seventy persons on earth. It is the weapon of state repression, as well as revolution, civil war, genocide, drug wars, and religious wars; and it is the arms of terrorists, guerrillas, boy soldiers, and thugs. From its inception to its use by more than fifty national armies around the world, to its role in modern-day Afghanistan, he discusses how the deadly weapon has helped alter world history
Cataloging source
YDXCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Chivers, C. J.
Dewey number
623.4424
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • facsimiles
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • AK-47 rifle
  • Machine guns
  • Firearms
Label
The gun, C.J. Chivers
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Prologue: Stalin's tools of war -- I. Origins. 1. The birth of machine guns -- 2. Machine guns in action -- 3. Hiram Maxim changes war -- 4. Slaughter made industrial : the Great War -- II. Invention and distribution -- 5. Stalin's contest : the invention of the AK-47 -- 6. The breakout : the mass production, distribution, and early use of the AK-47 -- III. Aftermath : the consequences of the AK-47's global spread -- 7. The accidental rifle -- 8. Everyman's gun -- Epilogue : the twenty-first century's rifle -- A note about the M-16 series of rifles in 2010
Control code
ocn730998691
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st Simon & Schuster trade pbk. ed.
Extent
481 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9780743271738
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Other physical details
ill., ports., facs.
System control number
(OCoLC)730998691
Label
The gun, C.J. Chivers
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Prologue: Stalin's tools of war -- I. Origins. 1. The birth of machine guns -- 2. Machine guns in action -- 3. Hiram Maxim changes war -- 4. Slaughter made industrial : the Great War -- II. Invention and distribution -- 5. Stalin's contest : the invention of the AK-47 -- 6. The breakout : the mass production, distribution, and early use of the AK-47 -- III. Aftermath : the consequences of the AK-47's global spread -- 7. The accidental rifle -- 8. Everyman's gun -- Epilogue : the twenty-first century's rifle -- A note about the M-16 series of rifles in 2010
Control code
ocn730998691
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st Simon & Schuster trade pbk. ed.
Extent
481 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9780743271738
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Other physical details
ill., ports., facs.
System control number
(OCoLC)730998691

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