Anthony Ryan's Reviews > The Social History of the Machine Gun
The Social History of the Machine Gun
Anthony Ryan's review
Sep 22, 2014
A fascinating insight into the destructive aspect inherent in the human facility for invention. Ellis eschews tedious technical exposition to focus on the social and political ramifications resulting from the invention of automated gunfire, ranging from the European colonisation of Africa to the slaughter of World War One and the gang violence of the Depression era. Compelling and chilling in equal measure.
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September 22, 2014 – Shelved