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Tommy : The Gun That Changed America
by Karen Blumenthal


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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.  Read more...


 
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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."


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  • ISBN-13: 9781626720848
  • ISBN-10: 1626720843
  • Publisher: Roaring Brook Press
  • Publish Date: June 2015
  • Page Count: 240
  • Reading Level: Ages 12-18
  • Dimensions: 9.1 x 6 x 1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds


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