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Tommy : the gun that changed America

Author: Karen Blumenthal
Publisher: New York : Roaring Brook Press, 2015.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Juvenile audience : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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John Taliaferro Thompson had a mission: to develop a lightweight, fast-firing weapon that would help Americans win on the battlefield. His Thompson submachine gun could deliver a hundred bullets in a matter of seconds, but didn't find a market in the U.S. military. Instead, the Tommy gun became the weapon of choice for a generation of bootleggers and bank-robbing outlaws, and became a deadly American icon.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Literature
History
Juvenile works
1180L
Juvenile literature
Material Type: Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Karen Blumenthal
ISBN: 9781626720848 1626720843
OCLC Number: 900558526
Target Audience: 1180L; Sentence length: 5 (very hard); Word frequency: 1 (very easy)
Description: 232 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Prologue: locked and loaded --
Conception --
Trench broom --
The annihilator --
Ready ... aim --
Rebellion --
The Chicago piano --
Wild tigers --
Valentines and violins --
Attack and intimidation --
The war on crime --
Cops and robbers --
Public enemies --
Recoil --
Reload --
The end of an era --
Epilogue: legacy.
Responsibility: Karen Blumenthal.
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John Taliaferro Thompson had a mission: to develop a lightweight, fast-firing weapon that would help Americans win on the battlefield. His Thompson submachine gun could deliver a hundred bullets in a matter of seconds, but didn't find a market in the U.S. military. Instead, the Tommy gun became the weapon of choice for a generation of bootleggers and bank-robbing outlaws, and became a deadly American icon. Blumenthal tells the history of this famous and deadly weapon.

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