Lethal Passage: The Story of a Gun (Paperback)

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ITEM#: 3039437

ERIK LARSON is the author of four national bestsellers: In the Garden of Beasts,Thunderstruck, The Devil in the White City, and Isaac's Storm, which have collectively sold more than 5.5 million copies. His magazine stories have appeared inThe New Yorker, The Atlantic Monthly, Harper's and other publications and his books have been published in fourteen countries.
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.

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ISBN 9780679759270
Genre SOCIAL SCIENCE / Criminology
Format Paperback
Pages 280
Publisher Date 1995-01-01 00:00:00.0
Publisher Vintage Books
Copyright Year 1994
Height 8.0 in
Wdth 5.5 in
Thickness 0.75 in
Unit weight 0.55 lb
Language English
Subtitle The Story of a Gun
Edition Detail Reprint
Audience General/trade
Authors Larson, Erik
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