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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It’s an informative book, but not a particularly well written one…it drifts and ambles a bit.
Rap musicians glorify it. Is this because you approach it as a journalistic subject? Chivers and Kahaner do a good job of that. Check out the top books of the year on our page Best Books of We’re going to talk about the history of the AK and its place in popular culture.
Kalashnikov-series assault rifles Weapon. Kahaner is pretty obviously neither a “gun person” nor a mechanical engineer.
Preview this item Preview this item. Larry Kahaner is an award-winning journalist and former Washington staff correspondent for BusinessWeek magazine. But he is getting his money now. You can drag it through the mud. 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.
Mar 01, Christopher Rex rated it liked it. Apr 30, Deetya rated it really liked it. After throwing off the illegal drugs social history, I swore to myself I was done with nonfiction, but apparently I was wrong. Add both to Cart Add both to List. And its amazing service life rivals that of the AK.
‘AK-47: The Weapon Changed the Face of War’
Jun 06, Neill Tumulac rated it really liked it. One particularly egregious example of this is ” Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. It is no wonder Mikail Kalashnikov refused to be interviewed by him. The M is more accurate; only rounds that hit the target are effective. Explore the Kauaner Gift Guide.
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 kajaner and certainly compliment one another nicely.
Cheap and easy to use, it is the fuel that keeps alive protracted “small wars” in Africa, Asia, South America, and the Middle East, and domestic crime almost everywhere.
He has called attention to their day-to-day struggles,    health,   safety,   working conditions  public perceptions  and personal lives. 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.
It’s a different ball game for sure but many of the same habits, thought processes and lessons are transferable. I came across many factual errors. What accounts for this? There was a problem filtering reviews right now. In point of fact, the M has repeatedly been demonstrated to have better range, better accuracy, less recoil, better durability, and roughly equivalent dependability to any AK style rifle; and it’s much lighter.
Heard on Weekend Edition Sunday. It seems like the AK is, like you said, everywhere in popular culture.
AK The Weapon that Changed the Face of War by Larry Kahaner
I still liked it, and think it compliments Chiver’s book even though it takes a clear second place to it. I’m very impressed with this book. As Ordell Robbie AK, the very best there is. Larry Kahaner is an American journalist, author, ghostwriter and former licensed private investigator.