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AK47

The Story Of A Gun

By Michael Hodges

In the sixty years since General Kalashnikov created the AK's distinctive silhouette, the gun has been at the centre of conflicts across the Middle East, Africa and Latin America. The weapon that made him a 'Hero of the Soviet Union' has also appeared on t-shirts and vodka bottles, featured in videos and song lyrics and been re-fashioned in crystal - a gift from Putin to George W. Bush. Power, politics and passion combine in the story of a weapon that has shaped the modern world. Using testimonies of people who have experienced the gun at first-hand - including a Sudanese child soldier, a Vietcong veteran, and Yorkshire student - Michael Hodges provides a compelling account of how the AK47 became an icon that ranks alongside Coca-Cola as one of the most recognizable brands in the world.

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9781596922860


Format: Book
Author: Hodges, Michael
Title: AK47 : the story of a gun / by Michael Hodges.
Publisher Date: San Francisco, CA : MacAdam/Cage Pub., c2007.
Subject: Kalashnikov, M. T. (Mikhail Timofeevich), 1919- AK-47 rifle AK-47 rifle -- History.
Isbn: 9781596922860 1596922869
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Call Number: 623.4425 Hod
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Format: Book
Author: Hodges, Michael
Title: AK47 : the story of a gun / by Michael Hodges.
Publisher, Date: San Francisco, CA : MacAdam/Cage Pub., c2007.
Description: 210 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Subjects: Kalashnikov, M. T. (Mikhail Timofeevich), 1919-
Subjects: AK-47 rifle
Subjects: AK-47 rifle -- History.
Other Title: AK-47
Notes: First published as AK47: The story of the people's gun in 2007 in Great Britain by Hodder & Stoughton.
LCCN: 2007050970
ISBN: 9781596922860
ISBN: 1596922869
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Call Number: 623.4425 Hod