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    DescriptionIn this compelling book, centered around a devastating act of violence perpetrated by a 16-years-old boy with a machine gun, Larson not only illuminates America's gun culture--its manufacturers, dealers, buffs, and propagandists--but offers concrete solutions to our national epidemic of death by firearms. "Should be required reading."--Newsday.

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    Lethal Passage
    The Story of a Gun
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Erik Larson
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 280
    Width: 130 mm
    Height: 201 mm
    Thickness: 18 mm
    Weight: 159 g
    ISBN 13: 9780679759270
    ISBN 10: 0679759271

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 27430
    BIC E4L: GEN
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F1.1
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC subject category V2: FA
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    B&T General Subject: 750
    Libri: I-PL
    Ingram Subject Code: PL
    B&T Approval Code: A31453000
    BISAC V2.8: SOC026000, SOC004000
    LC subject heading:
    DC21: 364.15230975
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 364.15230975
    BISAC V2.8: POL000000
    B&T Approval Code: C39360000
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    BISAC V2.8: TRU002000
    DC22: 364.15/23/0975551
    LC classification: HV7436 .L37 1995
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: HV7436.L37
    Thema V1.0: JP, DNXC, FBA, JKV
    Edition statement
    Reprinted edition
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations
    Random House USA Inc
    Imprint name
    Random House USA Inc
    Publication date
    31 January 1995
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Review quote
    "Larson takes us past the absurd myths, past the numbing statistics, and into the face of reality.... Journalism at its highest." -- Los Angeles Times Book Review "An artful slice of the story of what may be the greatest shame we as a nation have tried... to hide from ourselves.... Fascinating." -- Chicago Sun-Times
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    This devastating book begins with an account of a crime that is by now almost commonplace: on December 16, 1988, sixteen-year-old Nicholas Elliot walked into his Virginia high school with a Cobray M-11/9 and several hundred rounds of ammunition tucked in his backpack. By day's end, he had killed one teacher and severely wounded another. In Lethal Passage Erik Larson shows us how a disturbed teenager was able to buy a weapon advertised as "the gun that made the eighties roar." In so doing, he not only illuminates America's gun culture -- its manufacturers, dealers, buffs, and propagandists -- but also offers concrete solutions to our national epidemic of death by firearm. The result is a book that can -- and should -- save lives, and that has already become an essential text in the gun-control debate.