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The Resource The gun, C.J. Chivers

The gun, C.J. Chivers

Label
The gun
Title
The gun
Statement of responsibility
C.J. Chivers
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, former Marine officer and Persian Gulf War veteran C.J. Chivers sets out to "lift the Kalashnikov out of the simplistic and manipulated distillations of its history."
Summary
Traces the history of the AK-47 assault rifle, from its inception to its use by more than fifty national armies around the world, to its role in modern-day Afghanistan, discussing how the deadly weapon has helped alter world history
Writing style
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
361111
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Chivers, C. J.
Dewey number
623.4/424
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
UD395.A16
LC item number
C47 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • AK-47 rifle
  • War
  • Machine guns
  • Firearms
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
the AK-47 and the evolution of war
Label
The gun, C.J. Chivers
Link
http://www.loc.gov/catdir/enhancements/fy1010/2010020459-d.html
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 417-448) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue : Stalin's toools of war -- pt. 1. Origins -- The birth of machine guns -- Machine guns in action -- Hiram Maxim changes war -- Slaughter made industrial : the Great War -- pt. 2. Invention and distribution -- Stalin's contest : the creation of the AK-47 -- The breakout : mass-production, distribution, and early use of the AK-47 -- pt. 3. Aftermath : the consequences of the AK-47's global spread -- The accidental rifle -- Everyman's gun -- Epilogue : the twenty-first century's rifle.
Control code
18590796
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st Simon & Schuster hardcover ed.
Extent
481 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780743270762
Lccn
2010020459
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn535493119
  • (OCoLC)535493119
Label
The gun, C.J. Chivers
Link
http://www.loc.gov/catdir/enhancements/fy1010/2010020459-d.html
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 417-448) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue : Stalin's toools of war -- pt. 1. Origins -- The birth of machine guns -- Machine guns in action -- Hiram Maxim changes war -- Slaughter made industrial : the Great War -- pt. 2. Invention and distribution -- Stalin's contest : the creation of the AK-47 -- The breakout : mass-production, distribution, and early use of the AK-47 -- pt. 3. Aftermath : the consequences of the AK-47's global spread -- The accidental rifle -- Everyman's gun -- Epilogue : the twenty-first century's rifle.
Control code
18590796
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st Simon & Schuster hardcover ed.
Extent
481 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780743270762
Lccn
2010020459
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn535493119
  • (OCoLC)535493119

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