On several best books lists, The Gun by C.J. Chivers, was featured on NPR’s All Things Considered last night. According to the author, a foreign correspondent for the NY Times, the AK-47, which American military leaders considered too small and not powerful enough for their troops, has changed the nature of war, making certain conflicts longer and bloodier.

The Gun
C. J. Chivers
Retail Price: $28.00
Hardcover: 496 pages
Publisher: Simon & Schuster – (2010-10-12)
ISBN / EAN: 0743270762 / 9780743270762

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