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9teenEleven
October 12, 2010, 06:27 PM
If anyone heard the interview today on Fresh Air, it was about a new book examining the history and impact of the Kalashnikov.

Here is a link to the interview:
http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=130493013

Here is a link to the book:
http://www.amazon.com/Gun-C-J-Chivers/dp/0743270762/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1286918650&sr=1-1

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cleardiddion
October 14, 2010, 05:57 AM
And here's his blog:
http://cjchivers.com/

I've been keeping up with his blog for a couple weeks after I found his articles in the editorial section of the online NYT (gasp).

It's been a rather eye opener seeing that someone over there actually seems to know what he's talking about.

Sam1911
October 14, 2010, 10:19 AM
I was waiting to listen to this and missed it. Thanks for the link! He's by far one of their better guests -- has a great radio presence.

Host: "When you say you find them ... how do you notice them?"
Chivers: "Well, you're going to laugh at me, so go ahead. If you know what you're looking for in the various Kalashnikovs, you become almost like a birdwatcher who can at a glance into the bushes tell you that there's three or four different kinds of warblers there..."

His segue into explaining to the host how to ID old Soviet milled guns.

:)

How cool is that?

cleardiddion
October 14, 2010, 10:22 AM
Yes indeed, thanks for posting the link.
I was sad that I missed it when it broadcasted but the wonders of the internetz and a good THR member saved me from that!

Glad I'm not the only one to listen to NPR to boot too.

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