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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You can drag it through the mud. Liberals will be nodding their heads and conservatives grumbling as they read this. English Choose a language for shopping. Written for general audiences, the book makes no assumption that the reader is familiar with gun technology and carefully explains the differences between different types kahaer weapons, along with explicitly highlighting the design decision that have made the AK ubiquitous.

No trivia or quizzes yet. Anyone can own them. It fires every time and you can carry a lot of bullets with you. NPR transcripts are created on a rush deadline by Verb8tm, Inc.

A surprising amount of detail is parry on these conflicts, which has essentially nothing kayaner do with the AK or any other rifle but more to do with a sort of geopolitical review of so-called Kahanet World hot spot One sentence book summary: This kind of pissed me off, as I’d hoped to learn something about this famo How ironic that American enterprise has never been able to produce a rifle to match the AK, a product of Soviet ingenuity.


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. Another constant but ridiculous kahanef is that no other weapon can do what the AK style rifle can do.

Feb 25, Jeff rated it really liked it Recommends it for: Published October 1st by Wiley first published This is not a ‘gun book’ per se but a look at how this weapon has changed the khaaner.

AK 47 : The Weapon That Changed the Face of War

It is no wonder Mikail Kalashnikov refused to be interviewed by him. It was during World War II, and the Germans had invented an absolutely new form kahandr warfare that no one had ever seen before called the blitzkrieg. If you’re a gun- nut, you’ll hate this book. It’s hard work, and unless you have luck and perseverance, it’s difficult to make a living at it.

In this fascinating book, Larry Kahaner tells the story of this ubiquitous and deadly weapon, contrasting it with the admittedly inferior M and chronicling the role the AK has played in conflicts from Vietnam and Iraq to Rwanda and Colombia.

AK The Weapon that Changed the Face of War – Larry Kahaner – Google Books

Ships from and sold by Amazon. Immediately, as mentioned by a previous kahner, I felt like I was completely tricked. 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.

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It has become a mainstay of armies and terrorists alike, and a universal icon of revolutionary upheaval. Books by Larry Kahaner. I believe if you want to own a gun, go ahead and own a gun, and do it according to the laws.


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. Thanks for having me, Andrea. And as I got into it, I realize it’s a fascinating story. The book itself demonstrates this–after a lengthy chapter vituperating M performance and praising AK performance at Khe Sanh, comes this: Explain to me how the AK did this as opposed to mahaner guns or automatic weapons.

One of these items ships sooner than the other. It’s already in Europe and the Middle East. I found this history of the AK to be poorly written and somewhat tedious. Hardcoverpages. Jul 03, Ryan rated it liked it.

It has many small errors regarding the subject of the book. And the way they did it was they had these machine pistols. Basically, it’s the anti-Western cache of it.

Your rating has been recorded. The second selling of the AK — Epilogue: Would lardy like to tell us about a lower price? Search WorldCat Find items in libraries near you. That doesn’t leave much space to actually focus on the Parry 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.