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The Gun by C.J. Chivers
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Dec 10, 11

bookshelves: history, foreign-policy
Read from November 28 to December 10, 2011

Disappointing considering how much I like Chivers' reporting in the Ny Times and his blog. Uneven style and recurring redundencies. Could have been much shorter. Tying the central theme to the AK47 is a stretch and works better as a general history of the automatic rifle. The sections on the development and commercialization of the Gatling, Maxim and M-16 are great, though.

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