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AK47 : the story of a gun

Author: Michael Hodges
Publisher: San Francisco, CA : MacAdam/Cage Pub., ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In the sixty years since General Kalashnikov created the AK47?s distinctive silhouette, the gun has been at the center of conflicts across the Middle East, Africa, Europe, and Latin America. The weapon that made Kalashnikov “The Hero of the Soviet Union” has also appeared on T-shirts and vodka bottles, starred in videos and song lyrics, and been re-fashioned in crystal?a gift from Vladimir Putin to George W. Bush"  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Hodges, Michael, 1964-
AK47.
San Francisco, CA : MacAdam/Cage Pub., ©2007
(OCoLC)760061024
Named Person: M T Kalashnikov; M T Kalashnikov
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Hodges
ISBN: 9781596922860 1596922869
OCLC Number: 176889824
Notes: Originally published as AK47: The story of the people's gun in 2007 in Great Britain by Hodder & Stoughton.
Description: 210 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: The Killing Joke 9 --
City of Guns 27 --
Vietnam 53 --
Palestine 81 --
The Song of the Child Soldiers 109 --
Terrorvision 133 --
Iraq 161 --
Bustin' Niggas 187.
Other Titles: AK-47
Responsibility: by Michael Hodges.

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"In the sixty years since General Kalashnikov created the AK47?s distinctive silhouette, the gun has been at the center of conflicts across the Middle East, Africa, Europe, and Latin America. The weapon that made Kalashnikov “The Hero of the Soviet Union” has also appeared on T-shirts and vodka bottles, starred in videos and song lyrics, and been re-fashioned in crystal?a gift from Vladimir Putin to George W. Bush" -- inside cover.

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