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The gun

by Chivers, C. J.

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Table of Contents:
  • 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 ; consequences of the AK-47's global spread
  • The accidental rifle
  • Everyman's gun
  • Epilogue : the twentieth-first century's rifle.