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THE GUN THAT CHANGED THE WORLD
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THE GUN THAT CHANGED THE WORLD

Author: Mikhail Kalashnikov & Andrew Brown
Publisher: WILEY PUBLISHING, May 2011
Binding: Softcover
ISBN: 0-7456-3691-8

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Once invented, the AK-47 assault rifle became the most widely used weapon in the world: from Vietnam to Palestine, from Cuba to Iraq, it was at the heart of conflicts & struggles everywhere. It is the only firearm that has ever been depicted on a national flag ? that of Mozambique, where it symbolizes liberation. 8x5 inches, 224 pgs.

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The Russian word that is most frequently spoken throughout the world isn't Lenin, gulag or perestroika, it?s ?Kalashnikov?. The reason for this is simple: there are 80 million Kalashnikovs in circulation on five continents. Once invented, the AK-47 assault rifle became the most widely used weapon in the world: from Vietnam to Palestine, from Cuba to Iraq, it was at the heart of conflicts & struggles everywhere. It is the only firearm that has ever been depicted on a national flag ? that of Mozambique, where it symbolizes liberation.

Mikhail Kalashnikov himself, who was born in 1919, here tells his life story, with the help of Elena Joly, for the first time: his deportation to Siberia with his family while still a child; his time as a soldier in a tank regiment; his invention of the world?s most famous weapon & his turbulent life under Stalin, Khrushchev, Brezhnev, Gorbachev & Yeltsin. This is a remarkable portrait of a man of ingenuity & vitality in the context of the often frightening & terribly unforgiving Russia of the twentieth century.


 
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