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Lethal Passage: The Story of a Gun by [Erik Larson]

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In this work, Larson interweaves the story of a boy and his gun (a 16-year-old who kills one teacher and wounds another with a member of the infamous MAC-10 family) with a study of the causes and effects of our gun-happy society. He admits that he has no problem with using handguns for sport or even as a last line of self-defense. But he goes on to propose a model bill calling for sweeping changes in laws governing the distribution, sale, and design of firearms. It's a pity that, by producing a reasonably balanced account of an incendiary subject, Larson will probably alienate both the pro- and antigun camps, and his bill, as he acknowledges, "doesn't have a chance in hell of being passed." Highly recommended nonetheless. Previewed in Prepub Alert, LJ 11/1/93.
- Jim Burns, Ottumwa, Ia.
Copyright 1994 Reed Business Information, Inc.
--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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Wall Street Journal reporter Larson has written a new afterword to this timely study of American gun culture.
Copyright 1994 Reed Business Information, Inc.
--This text refers to the paperback edition.

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  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B005ACH1KK
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Vintage (July 27, 2011)
  • Publication date ‏ : ‎ July 27, 2011
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 2695 KB
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Screen Reader ‏ : ‎ Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Sticky notes ‏ : ‎ On Kindle Scribe
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 299 pages
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.1 out of 5 stars 283 ratings

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Erik Larson is the author of five national bestsellers: Dead Wake, In the Garden of Beasts, Thunderstruck, The Devil in the White City, and Isaac’s Storm, which have collectively sold more than nine million copies. His books have been published in nearly twenty countries.

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