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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But first, explain why this machine gun is so prevalent.

The second selling of the AK — Epilogue: Another large portion of the text details the development and adoption of the M, but this treatment is very uneven and does not fit well at all with other published accounts generally, it proposes that the Ordinance Department entirely was corrupt and incompetent.

Later, Kahaner discusses the ramifications of the weapon in different world regions–including the rise of druglords in Latin America and the appearance of child soldiers in Africa. There are somewhere between 70 and million of these machine guns in the world and they’ve been at the bloody center of almost every modern armed conflict: See all 57 reviews. Finally, another large section of the text deals with Mikhail Kalashnikov’s visits to the USA and his financial situation late in life.

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

Curiously, the M round is also said to explode chest cavities and blow off arms and legs–but even so it still remains somehow inferior to the AK round though Russia adapted the AK to the AK to mimic the USA round. The book itself demonstrates this–after a lengthy chapter vituperating M performance and praising AK performance at Khe Sanh, comes this: Read more Read less.


The Story of a Gun. It’s not about ideology. Some people believe that he gives too much credit to the AK for all the worlds deaths and that people would have just used a different gun.

Aug 18, Gan rated it did not like it. However, formatting rules can vary widely between applications and fields of interest or study. Book ratings by Goodreads.

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But Kalashnikov himself hasn’t really received any money from making this oh-so-popular weapon. Larry Kahaner is an American journalist, author, ghostwriter and former licensed private investigator.

After making my living as a non-fiction writer larrg author for many decades, I’ve turned to fiction, taking what I’ve learned about writing real stories to writing fake stories. If you’re in a hurry, read about me on Wikipedia.

For many years, I also was a licensed Private Investigator which is very much like being a reporter except you get to show people your cool ID issued by the state government.

I have no problem with gun ownership, but I have a problem with large-scale gun dealers who sell guns to anyone just to make money. Jul 03, Converse kauaner it liked it Shelves: NPR transcripts are created on a rush deadline by Verb8tm, Inc. This book is not one of them. Citations are based on reference standards. 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 lsrry the AK in terms of 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.

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It was frustrating to read about all the greed, arrogance, kahaneer behind-the-scenes shenanigans that prevented America from producing a state of the art rifle to legitimately rival the AK Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Curiously, the M round is also said to explode chest cavities and blow off arms and legs–but even so it still remains somehow inferior to the AK round though Russia adapted the AK to the AK to mimic the USA round. It’s called General Kalashnikov’s Vodka and it has a picture of him on the bottle.

Acknowledgments — Author’s note — Introduction — 1. Immediately, as mentioned by a previous reviewer, I felt like I was completely tricked.

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Numerous putative instances for example, p. Feb 26, Bforcier rated it liked it. What is it that makes it so ubiquitous? If you’re the kind of person who gets hot and bothered over accurate technical specs, you’ll hate this book. Mar 01, Christopher Rex rated it liked it. The Best Books of That doesn’t leave much space to actually focus on the AK Virtually indestructible, fascinatingly simple and profoundly deadly, the AK is the weapon of choice for armies, rebels, terrorists, drug traffickers and others.