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Lethal Passage: The Story of a Gun

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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.

Review:

"An artful slice of the story of what may be the greatest shame we as a nation have tried...to hide from ourselves....Fascinating." Chicago Sun-Times

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"Larson interweaves the story of a boy and his gun...with a study of the causes and effects of our gun-happy society." Library Journal

About the Author

Erik Larson is the bestselling author of the National Book Award finalist and Edgar Award-winning The Devil in the White City. He lives in Seattle with his wife, three daughters, and a dog named Molly.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780679759270
Author:
Larson, Erik
Publisher:
Vintage Books
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Murder
Subject:
Biography
Subject:
Firearms
Subject:
Criminology
Subject:
Crime and criminals
Subject:
Sociology - General
Subject:
Sociology, anthropology and archaeology
Subject:
Murderers
Subject:
Gun control
Subject:
Murderers -- Virginia -- Virginia Beach -- Biography.
Subject:
Gun control -- United States.
Subject:
Firearms -- Social aspects -- United States.
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Vintage
Series Volume:
100-143
Publication Date:
19950131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
8.02x5.20x.71 in. .50 lbs.

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