Brush up on your AK knowledge and history with this beautifully written book by Kalashnikov's daughter!
This is a must have for any Kalashnikov enthusiast and makes for a wonderful addition to your library, coffee table or gift. It is packed with photos of records, rifles, prototypes, designers and personal photos from the Kalashnikov family.
Written by E.M. Kalashnikova, Mikhail Kalashsnkov's daughter, Kalashnikov: The Inside Story of the Designer and His Weapons is the ultimate book on AK-47's, RPK's and other weapons designed by Kalashnikov.
It gives a detailed biography of Mikhail Kalashnikov. This is a really amazing biography of Kalashnikov and his rifle(s). It contains significant auto-biographical writing as well. The book is organized chronologically and includes notes about Kalashnikov's military service, combat injury, and subsequent involvement in the design and production of the AK-47 and other weapons systems. The book has several hundred full-color photographs of weapons and other artifacts; many images are collages of various items. Numerous contemporaneous designers are pictured. The production of the volume is superb. A joy to read; informative; and told from a distinctly non-American perspective.