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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Incredibly well-written story that includes the somewhat melancholy story of the Kalashnikov’s inventor as in Mr.

And you know, one man’s terrorist is another man’s freedom fighter, so we all sort of think, oh boy, kahaned got a little bit of Che Guevara in us. Errors like these, alongside repeated statements that AKs ‘spray’ and ‘spew’ bullets lead one to wonder how much technical knowledge the author may actually possess. At the center of modern armed conflict, the weapons have also been glorified in rap music, gangster films and on national flags. Numerous putative instances for example, p.

The Best Books of He writes again and again how this conflict and that conflict were “AK fueled.

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It fires every time and you can carry a lot of bullets with you. Add to that the politics that surrounded it and the result is astonishing. Back cover copy laryr chilling and perversely entertaining look at the dark side of innovation.


Larry Kahaner – Wikipedia

Larry Kahaner is an award-winning journalist and former Washington staff correspondent for BusinessWeek magazine. Sep 17, Jen rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: No other gun comes close for its durability, low price, ease of operation, and sheer killing power.

Because the United States is the only superpower left in the world, there’s no more nuclear issues. I think that this is a good book to be read alongside “American Rifle” by Alexander Rose as both address the politics of service weapon procurement and certainly compliment one another nicely.

That doesn’t qk much space to actually focus on the AK Just lwrry moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

Cheap and easy to use, it is the kahaber that keeps alive protracted “small wars” in Africa, Asia, South America, and the Middle East, and domestic crime almost everywhere. User lists Similar Items. That doesn’t leave much space to actually focus on the AK Travel from the USSR to the Middle East to Vietnam to Africa and begin to understand why nuclear proliferation pales in comparison to small-arms especially the AK in terms mahaner Not the best-written book in the world, and certainly not all-encompassing, but a great insight into perhaps the most influential and best small-arm ever made.

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.


After Words with Larry Kahaner

A fascinating biography of a weapon that has truly changed world history. And you say to yourself, what is it about this weapon that it’s so ubiquitous?

It’s a different ball game akk sure but many of the same habits, thought processes and lessons are transferable.

An amazing tale of how the a small ka of hardware has made such a huge global impact. The African Credit Card. 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.

Especially that story of how much damage it can do to Apache helicopters when many AK’s are put up against them.

Larry Kahaner

It seems like the AK is, like you said, everywhere in oahaner culture. The Weapon Changed the Face of War’. Add to that the politics that s While this is a very condensed history of the world of military firearms from to the time of this book, it was a really good one.

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