AK 47 by Larry Kahaner, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide. In a new book, author Larry Kahaner traces the weapon’s role in Joining us now is Larry Kahaner, author of “AK The Weapon That. Larry Kahaner talked about his book [AK The Weapon that Changed the Face of War], published by John Wiley and Sons.

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Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway. I wouldn’t want to do anything else. Informative and legitimately chilling. Please create a new list with a new name; move some items to a new or existing list; or delete some items. We all have days when we don’t kahansr like working, but why do writers turn that into something so damn special by giving it a faintly romantic name. The recurring theme throughout the book is that of how cheap, reliable, easy to learn and available the AK is.

He’s like a celebrity and he signs photographs and so forth and so on, because the Soviet Union would like to sell more weapons. Most of this is ‘blamed’ on USA covert involvement or misadventure.

‘AK The Weapon Changed the Face of War’ : NPR

I heard about this book from while tuning to KPCC. It is very readable and covers the technical aspects of the development of the AK quite well, including its juxtaposition to or rivalry with the M It was a David and Goliath story. The book does discuss a smattering of AK style rifle models but does not detail them enough to make a distinction–they are all just AKs–and makes no attempt to categorize them. The section that covered the gun bans enacted by the Clinton administraion and the crimes in which AK’s were used was especially horrible.


Add both to Cart Add both to List. I would like to see examples of the book being inaccurate from the critical reviewers here, who offered nothing specific.

Anyone who has ever operated a gun knows that no tolerance can be loose enough to allow automatic fire when the rifle is full of mud. Readers interested in geopolitics and weaponry ought to tackle a works.

Home Contact Us Help Free delivery worldwide. First, he wrote a monthly column about Washington politics, as well as other stories, and later in began writing a twice-a-month article about the lives of truck drivers. Another constant but ridiculous refrain is that no other weapon can do what the AK style rifle can do. This is not a ‘gun book’ No single weapon has spread so much raw power to so many people in so little time—and had such a devastating effect—as the AK assault rifle.

AK-47 : the weapon that changed the face of war

It was a real eye-opener, that’s for sure. An kzhaner tale of how the a small bit of hardware has made such a huge global impact. Create lists, bibliographies and reviews: Share your thoughts with other customers.

Larry Kahaner is the author of “AK You can become a totally mobile soldier. Is this because you approach it as a journalistic subject? You can step on it.

Feb 26, Bforcier rated it kananer it. And this accounts for the popularity of the weapon. In every hot spot since World War II, the terrain may change but America’s enemy always remains the same: Add a review and share your thoughts with other readers. This weapon appears on the flags of Mozambique and Hezbollah, as well as the coat of arms of Burkina Faso.


: AK The Weapon that Changed the Face of War (): Larry Kahaner: Books

The author shows how a seemingly insignificant weapon in military terms has had an enormous impact socially and culturally in war torn sk such as Africa, The Middle East, and Latin America. AK tells the story of this most vicious and effective weapon, and how those who wield it have changed the world.

Better than I thought it was going to be though not overly deep. Its an amazing book which will definitely stay with me for a long time. Unfortunately for him, a book like this requires attention to technical detail to be convincing, and this is sadly lacking.

Designed in by a Russian World War II veteran, Mikhail Kalashnikov, the AK 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. Try the Kindle edition and experience these great reading features: Here are a few of the most obvious. You can put it under water and it will work every single time. One particularly egregious example of this is “

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