The Story of a Gun
By Erik Larson
Vintage, Paperback, 9780679759270, 304pp.
Publication Date: January 15, 1995
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.- The result is a book that can -- and should -- save lives, and that has already become an essential text in the gun-control debate.
With a new afterword.
-Touches on all aspects of the gun issue in this country. Gives great voice to that feeling...that something real must be done.- --San Diego Union-Tribune
-One of the most readable anti-gun treatises in years.- --Washington Post Book World
"Larson takes us past the absurd myths, past the numbing statistics, and into the face of reality.... Journalism at its highest."
-- Los Angeles Times Book 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