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AK-47: The Weapon that Changed the Face of War

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

Highly recommended for AK or history buffs

I purchased this book figuring it to be another history of the AK-47.Surprise !!! this thoroughly researched book proceeded to give me a geo-political history and time-line for the propogation of the AK.Military buffs,historians,political pundits....a tell all book expl...
I purchased this book figuring it to be another history of the AK-47.Surprise !!! this thoroughly researched book proceeded to give me a geo-political history and time-line for the propogation of the AK.Military buffs,historians,political pundits....a tell all book explaining how the AK ended up in some of the small "bush wars" and large scale battles all over the globe and how some totally surprising countries helped it spread.A "must read" for anyone wanting to know what sometimes goes on behind the scenes in wartime politics ..."Iran-contra,etc."

posted by soulwatcher on October 16, 2011

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1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

An introductory level book for novice readers...

This book was disappointing, with an abundance of remedial information. If you do not know much of anything about firearms or world history and especially military history, this book might be for you. Very simple for an introductory level book regarding military arms. T...
This book was disappointing, with an abundance of remedial information. If you do not know much of anything about firearms or world history and especially military history, this book might be for you. Very simple for an introductory level book regarding military arms. This book is much more about the lasting effects of prolific small arms in various 'urban-esque' conflicts, with a focus on the Kalashnikov design's role, than it is about any arm itself. Their is little detail that is new, or extrapolated in any significant or different way.

posted by Anonymous on August 5, 2008

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 5, 2008

    An introductory level book for novice readers...

    This book was disappointing, with an abundance of remedial information. If you do not know much of anything about firearms or world history and especially military history, this book might be for you. Very simple for an introductory level book regarding military arms. This book is much more about the lasting effects of prolific small arms in various 'urban-esque' conflicts, with a focus on the Kalashnikov design's role, than it is about any arm itself. Their is little detail that is new, or extrapolated in any significant or different way.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 2, 2007

    More about proliferation than history

    Majority of this book is political and not historical. The first three chapters are very good and that last couple are also pretty good, but the majority of this book is about politics and UN related items. If you are looking for a detailed history of the weapon itself, this book is not it!

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