Glock The Rise of America's Gun (Hardcover)
|Author: Paul Barrett|
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|Based on 15 years of research, "Glock" tells the story of how an obscure Austrian curtain-rod manufacturer captures the heart of the American gun market.|
From the Publisher:
A Bloomberg Businessweek managing editor draws on 15 years of research to trace the story of the American gun market as reflected by an Austrian six-cylinder revolver, tracing how it has become a weapon of choice for wielders on both sides of the law, in the entertainment industry and among Second Amendment enthusiasts. 50,000 first printing.
"[This] is a succinct and fascinating study. . . . GLOCK goes beyond pop culture and history." - Carol Memmott 01/05/2012 "[A]n instructive examination of American weapons fetishism....Barrett...flexes impressive knowledge of criminal and weapons history in the United States as well as of Glock's business practices." - Michael Washburn 01/29/2012