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I highly recommend it to anyone interested in the subject.
A fascinating and well researched look at the evolution of automatic weapons to the AK-47, and the effects and consequences of the the development of this gun.
The author has done considerable research and presents his findings in an engaging and entertaining writing style.
Not a description of the engineering development at all; a boring waste of money.Published 11 days ago by Clay G.
An excellent book that is really three books in one. As you read it you will see what I mean.
The first book is the history of automatic firearms from the Gatling to... Read more
Much of what is written here will be familiar to students of small arms and collectors, but in a fresh, well-researched
treatise filled with previously unknown details. Read more
This was very well written and offered some interesting history.Published 29 days ago by Craig M. Kimmel
I feel that a lot of the complaints of this book fail to understand what this was intended to be. It's not a history of guns in general, it covers the history and heritage of THE... Read morePublished 1 month ago by ME
Meticulous, revealing, prophetic, C.J. Chivers is an author to trust when seeing the small and big picture of the manufacture of this rifle. Read morePublished 2 months ago by John B. Morgan III
Chivers is a rare bird indeed, who can understand the Long Perspective, research it, and write about it. MUCH better than simply a gun history.Published 2 months ago by Wayne B. Norris
Read it last fall after getting it from amazon. One of the most entertaining books I've read in quite a while. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Ross A. Johnson
I bought this book on a whim, having recently acquired an AK semi-automatic. I've read numerous books on military history and would rank this one among the most entertaining. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Lisa Patterson