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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
Author
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
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10428352
Cataloging source
TEFOD
Dewey number
683.4/22
Index
index present
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/lexile
1180
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 6
  • 12
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
adolescent
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
the gun that changed America
Label
Tommy : the gun that changed America, Karen Blumenthal
Link
http://digital.arapahoelibraries.org/ContentDetails.htm?ID=71228701-081A-4C27-8D44-E6E20A2B1352
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Prologue. Locked and loaded -- 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 -- Epilogue
Control code
ocn907950701
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 online resource.
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781626720855
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Publisher number
EB00591535
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
71228701-081A-4C27-8D44-E6E20A2B1352
System control number
(OCoLC)907950701
Label
Tommy : the gun that changed America, Karen Blumenthal
Link
http://digital.arapahoelibraries.org/ContentDetails.htm?ID=71228701-081A-4C27-8D44-E6E20A2B1352
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Prologue. Locked and loaded -- 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 -- Epilogue
Control code
ocn907950701
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 online resource.
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781626720855
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Publisher number
EB00591535
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
71228701-081A-4C27-8D44-E6E20A2B1352
System control number
(OCoLC)907950701

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