AK47: The Story of the People's Gun - Michael Hodges - softcover - Good

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In the sixty years since General Kalashnikov created the AK's distinctive silhouette, the gun has been at the center of conflicts across the Middle East, Africa and Latin America. The weapon that made him a 'Hero of the Soviet Union' has also appeared on t-shirts and vodka bottles, featured in videos and song lyrics and been re-fashioned in crystal - a gift from Putin to George W. Bush.

Power, politics and passion combine in the story of a weapon that has shaped the modern world. Using testimonies of people who have experienced the gun at first-hand - including a Sudanese child soldier, a Vietcong veteran, and Yorkshire student - Michael Hodges provides a compelling account of how the AK47 became an icon that ranks alongside Coca-Cola as one of the most recognisable brands in the world.

    This item is in Good condition. There is some minor shelf wear. There is some minor coloring of the page edges, and some creasing of the cover (see pictures). As always, the photos are of the product that you will receive.