Gun

Staff Pick Badge
The Gun Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780743271738
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Simon & Schuster - September 6th, 2011

This is a book that I was very glad to discover. The AK-47 remains one of the most significant inventions of the 20th century and will no doubt remain an influential weapon for decades to come. In spite of this, most people remain ignorant of it's significance.
Chivers begins by explaining the origins of "mobile firepower" during the first world war. He then moves on to the revolutionary small arms developments of WWII and their influence on Mikhail Kalashnikov, a young engineer entrusted with one of the Soviet Union's most important projects: the development of a new infantry rifle that would surpass every rifle currently in use.
This thorough and readable account covers the evolution of infantry rifles that culminated in Kalashnikov's iconic design, as well as its antithesis, the AR-15/M-16. Includes analyses of the AK's lasting global influence on combat, security, revolution and politics. ~ Reviewed by Nate George


Northshire Manchester Store

Northshire Manchester
4869 Main Street
Manchester Center, VT 05255
ph. 802.362.2200
ph. (toll free) 800.437.3700
Daily 10am-6pm
Directions to Manchester

Northshire Saratoga Store

Northshire Saratoga
424 Broadway
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
ph. 518.682.4200
ph. (toll free) 855.339.5990
Daily 10am-6pm
Directions to Saratoga Springs