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Mikhail 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 Details

ISBN: 9780745636917
ISBN-10: 0745636918
Format: Hardback
(216mm x 140mm x 14mm)
Pages: 218
Imprint: Polity Press
Publisher: Polity Press
Publish Date: 21-Aug-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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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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