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The Gun that Changed the World
Language: en
Pages: 175
Authors: Mikhail Kalashnikov, Elena Joly
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2006-10-27 - Publisher: Polity

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
The Gun
Language: en
Pages: 496
Authors: C. J. Chivers
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2011-09-06 - Publisher: Simon and Schuster

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.
50 Guns That Changed the World
Language: en
Pages: 200
Authors: Robert A. Sadowski
Categories: Sports & Recreation
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-09-15 - Publisher: Simon and Schuster

Discover how fifty great firearms influenced and helped shape our world. World history has always been interwoven with developments in firearms technology and so is peppered with legendary guns. Since the invention of gunpowder, nations have raced to create more useful and powerful firearms with which to protect, conquer, and
The Weapons that Changed the World
Language: en
Pages: 159
Authors: Ian V. Hogg
Categories: Political Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 1986 - Publisher: Book Sales

Examines the influence of the tank, machine gun, dreadnought, submarine, bomber, jet plane, and helicopter, and discusses changing military strategies
TIME-LIFE History of the Rifle
Language: en
Pages: 96
Authors: The Editors of TIME-LIFE
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-06-10 - Publisher: Time Inc. Books

TIME-LIFE presents the History of the Rifle from the first hand-held versions were Chinese fire lances invented in the 10th century through the Americans and their expansion westward, who refined the weapon and redefined its place in culture and society.