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The Resource Tommy : the gun that changed America, Karen Blumenthal

Tommy : the gun that changed America, Karen Blumenthal

Label
Tommy : the gun that changed America
Title
Tommy
Title remainder
the gun that changed America
Statement of responsibility
Karen Blumenthal
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
John Taliaferro Thompson had a mission: to develop a lightweight, fast-firing weapon that would help Americans win on the battlefield. His Thompson submachine gun could deliver a hundred bullets in a matter of seconds--but didn't find a market in the U.S. military. Instead, the Tommy gun became the weapon of choice for a generation of bootleggers and bank-robbing outlaws, and became a deadly American icon. Following a bloody decade--and eighty years before the mass shootings of our own time--Congress moved to take this weapon off the streets, igniting a national debate about gun control. Critically-acclaimed author Karen Blumenthal tells the fascinating story of this famous and deadly weapon--of the lives it changed, the debate it sparked, and the unprecedented response it inspired
Summary
Examines the origins of America's debate over gun control sparked by a practical gun intended for military use that became a weapon of choice for outlaws before Congress attempted to remove it from the streets
Illustration
Award
Booklist Editors’ Choice: Books for Youth, 2015
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10428352
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
683.4/22
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Intended audience
1180
Intended audience source
Lexile
LC call number
UF620.T5
LC item number
B55 2015
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1180
Literary form
non fiction
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  • 6
  • 12
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
Target audience
juvenile
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the gun that changed America
Label
Tommy : the gun that changed America, Karen Blumenthal
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 193-199) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Conception -- Trench broom -- The annihilator -- Ready, aim -- Rebellion -- The Chicago piano -- Wild tigers -- Valentines and violins -- Attack and intimidation -- The war on crime -- Cops and robbers -- Public enemies -- Recoil -- Reload -- The end of an era
Control code
20405320
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
232 pages
Isbn
9781626720848
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2014040642
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Tommy : the gun that changed America, Karen Blumenthal
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 193-199) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Conception -- Trench broom -- The annihilator -- Ready, aim -- Rebellion -- The Chicago piano -- Wild tigers -- Valentines and violins -- Attack and intimidation -- The war on crime -- Cops and robbers -- Public enemies -- Recoil -- Reload -- The end of an era
Control code
20405320
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
232 pages
Isbn
9781626720848
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2014040642
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations

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