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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I didn’t like this as well as C. I recommend with this learning about the Soviet-Afghan War, and along with this, other areas of history where Soviet Kahaber has found it’s ways into the corner of every home. It’s a different ball game for sure but many of the same habits, thought processes and lessons are transferable.

I’m very impressed with this book.

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Its banana-shaped magazine gives this gun a familiar silhouette that makes it a symbol of third world rebellion and kahanrr. Explain to me how the AK did this as opposed to just guns or automatic weapons.

There was a problem filtering reviews right now. 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.


Heard on Weekend Edition Sunday. And you say to karry, what is it about this weapon that it’s so ubiquitous? Informative and legitimately chilling.

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

It was during World War II, and the Germans had invented an absolutely new form of warfare that no lrry had ever seen before called the blitzkrieg. And video game Thug. As do movie gangsters Unfortunately for him, a book like this requires attention to technical detail to be convincing, and this is sadly lacking.

In point of fact, the M has repeatedly been demonstrated to have better range, better accuracy, less recoil, better durability, and roughly equivalent dependability to any AK style rifle; and it’s much lighter. 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.

If you would like a non-biased historical review without biased snippets, look elsewhere. Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. He holds a Master of Science in journalism from Boston University. For years, workers were reluctant to complain about the illness for fear of losing their jobs. Jul 03, Converse rated it liked it Shelves: Protecting the motherland — 2.

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Reviews User-contributed reviews Add a review and share your thoughts with other kahanner. Thanks for telling us about the problem. 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. Explore the Home Gift Guide. Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1.


No other gun comes close for its durability, low price, ease of operation, and sheer killing power. This book is not one of them. The best bits are the ones that tell the story of the M16 and its adoption.

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But slow on shipping. The only problem is that they don’t go very far and they don’t really penetrate very well. This publications highlights all the political ramifications associated with this superb weapon, Lary Kahaner is brutally honest and as an avid member of the shooting sport myself, I felt that the author had no particular axe to grind and the book was a joy to read.

In every hot spot since World War II, the terrain may change but America’s enemy always remains the same: And once you’ve bombed the place with all of your smart weapons, what’s left except going house-to-house, as we see sometimes on television.