The Way of the Gun: A Bloody Journey into the World of Firearms
In this compelling and revelatory book, an investigative journalist explores the lifecycle of the gun—following those who make firearms, sell them, use them, and die by them—with a special emphasis on the United States, to make sense of our complex relationship with these weapons.
We live in the Age of the Gun. Around the globe, firearms are ubiquitous and define countless...more
The author takes readers on a peripatetic tour of gun cultures world-wide showing the role guns and evolving technology is used and the impact on the various cultu ...more
I have to confess that as an aspiring crime novelist I approached t ...more
I came across Iain Overton at the The Folkestone Book Festival in November when I heard him described his journey into the dark world of the gun (see https://p ...more
I was impressed by the beginning; I appreciated the perspective of trying to supersede the gun debate by looking at their global impact as well as many different spheres in which guns play a role. I noticed some mistakes and carelessness in the third chapter, but still thought it could be a strong ...more
He could had been probably an expert of investigative journalism, but he failed in the banality of writing for business, forgetting what is the real nature on investigative journalism.
Iain Overton, then head of Bureau of Investigative Journalism, was forced to quit his job when his team mismatched the name of a powerful politician with that (homonym) of a pedophile, in the Lord Savile scandal, Ending his car ...more
"In essence, this is what this book is about. It is an attempt to understand the world of the gun, without getting caught up in the endless debate in America about the right to bear arms."xiv
"Guns cause suicide. Of course, other sorrows play their part. Suicides are driven by depression, loneliness and br ...more
The first facts: there are almost a billion guns in the world. America is the most dangerous place in the world's developed nations. It is the country with the most gun suicides. There are more Amer ...more