The Gun That Changed the World
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Gun That Changed the World by Elena Joly
Book DescriptionMikhail Kalashnikov himself, inventor of the famous assault rifle, here tells his life story for the first time. The result is a remarkable portrait of a man of ingenuity and vitality in the context of the often frightening and terribly unforgiving Russia of the twentieth century.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780745636917
(216mm x 140mm x 14mm)
Imprint: Polity Press
Publisher: Polity Press
Publish Date: 21-Aug-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Elena Joly
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* This is the autobiography of Mikhail Kalashnikov, the inventor of the world's most famous gun, the AK-47. * Offers a fascinating history of the weapon's development and spread throughout the world, as well as a window into the turbulent history of Russian in the twentieth century. * Contains over 30 halftones.
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Author Biography - Elena Joly
Elena Joly listened to Kalashnikov as he told his story and has been careful to respect his spoken style. Born in the Soviet Union, she now lives in Paris. She was in charge of the 'Soviet section' of the French publishing house Actes Sud, and has written La Troisième Mort de Staline (1988), a series of interviews with intellectuals of the Gorbachev period.
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