In 1947, the Soviet military adopted a portable, sturdy, easy-to-use machine rifle, called the AK-47, developed by Mikhail Kalashnikov. This gun and its variants have become the standard weapon for warfare at all levels around the world. In The Gun, award-winning journalist and U.S. Marine Corps veteran C.J. Chivers reviews the history of rapid-fire weapons (and thus the history of modern war) and details the AK-47's development and deployment -- especially in Vietnam.
The Sisters Brothers by Patrick deWitt is a dark, quirky western which takes place in 1851. The main characters are two brothers who are hired killers. Very well written and easy reading. Can't wait to see what happens next!
Mark Spitz and his squad of three "sweepers" move through Zone One of lower Manhattan, a walled-off enclave scheduled for resettlement in the aftermath of a zombie plague. The great masses of the undead have been violently dispatched by a Marine detachment. It falls to Spitz and his fellows to - See more at: http://www.buffalolib.org/vufind/Record/1831237#sthash.3Hpnt9F0.dpuf
Three brothers tear their way through childhood-- smashing tomatoes all over each other, building kites from trash, hiding out when their parents do battle, tiptoeing around the house as their mother sleeps off her graveyard shift. - See more at: http://www.buffalolib.org/vufind/Record/1831063#sthash.EAdzcse3.dpuf
BRILLIANT BOOK. Amazing TRUE story that is the epitome of truth is stranger than fiction. A WWII plane crash strands 3 American soliders (2 male/1 female) in a valley on an island in the Pacific - the valley is populated by hundreds of tribes who have never encountered anyone from the outside world. READ IT.