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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The AK has done more damage than most have realized; it will be hard to tear from the grips of many develo I thought this book was very fascinating. I also think that throughout the book Kahaner gives the AK way too much credit larr as if none if these wars would have been possible without this gun.

Feb 25, Jeff rated it really liked it Recommends it for: Amazon Larru Fun stories for kids on the go. While this is a very condensed history of the world of military firearms from to the time of this book, it was a really good one.

‘AK-47: The Weapon Changed the Face of War’

One person found this helpful. Kahaner is pretty obviously neither a “gun person” nor a mechanical engineer.

It is the Automat Kalashnikovabetter known as the AK, and few weapons have achieved its level of recognition. We all have days when we don’t kahanet like working, but why do writers turn that into something so damn special by giving it a faintly romantic name. It has become a mainstay of armies and terrorists alike, and a universal icon of revolutionary upheaval.


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

As do movie gangsters Set up a giveaway. The author greatly oversimplifies world conflicts which makes me think he did the same thing with the AK but I still learned a lot. Larry Kahaner is the author of “AK Probably the single most frustrating aspect of the book is the constantly repeated contention that the AK style rifle is somehow a magical weapon that can operate in any condition.

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The book does discuss a smattering of AK style rifle models but does not detail them enough to make a distinction–they are all just AKs–and makes no attempt to categorize them.

Linked Data More info about Linked Data. This book is not one of them. Especially that story of how much damage it can do to Apache helicopters when many AK’s are put up against them.

The book travels from the original Kalashnikov’s conception thru the hands of the Russians ,the vietamise, the Sudanese, Koreans Chinese, and into those the religious warriors fo the jihad and tali ban and Osama Bin Laden to the LA thugs of Compton.

It has become a mainstay of armies and terrorists alike, and a universal icon of revolutionary upheaval. To ask other readers questions about AKplease sign up. Jul 03, Converse rated it liked it Shelves: Good reads – I would recommend it to anyone who enjoys Fast Food Nations. Followed closely by his obvious opinion on certain features of the gun that were banned during this period such as the pistol grip that allowed “from-the-hip-spraying”.


A large reason the Soviets were massacred was because they had cheap bolt action rifles while the German’s machine and submachine guns were technologically superior. Of course, the SKS was an entirely different type of rifle. You can learn more about his book at our website, npr.

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One word book review: You mean the one khaaner she had the 75 round drum magazine, with the bolt closed, safety off, and waving it around at the others in attendance; who were oblivious because they are all ignorant a well.

Aug 10, Edwin Notw rated it it was amazing. 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.

Find a copy in the library Finding libraries that hold this item Chivers and Kahaner do a good job of that. Would you also like to submit a review for this item? And you say to yourself, what is it about this weapon that it’s so ubiquitous? The only thing that I do feel passion about, the only thing that does really bother me, is how many people sell these weapons just for the point of making money. Add a review and share your thoughts with other readers.

Chivers’ “The Gun” is a better, if still far from perfect, treatment.