Paul Barrett “Glock: The Rise of America’s Gun”

February 8th, 2012

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Colt, Smith & Wesson, Winchester, Remington — all are names that helped shape and define the American experience. American companies, building an American product.

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Then in 1982 everything changed. An obscure Austrian curtain-rod manufacturer named Gaston Glock, starting completely from scratch, designed and built a pistol that revolutionized weaponry.

His ingenious design, coupled with some equally ingenious marketing and a little bit of urban legend, allowed the Glock to overtake its long-established competitors and become America’s gun.

Its story is now told in journalist Paul Barrett‘s book “Glock: The Rise of America’s Gun.”

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Gianrico Carofiglio “Temporary Perfections”

September 29th, 2011

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Gianrico Carofiglio knows a little bit about crime and justice — he’s been a prosecutor, an expert in organized crime, and is currently a member of the Italian Senate.

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He is also an internationally-bestselling thriller writer, whose fourth book featuring defense attorney Guido Guerrieri is called “Temporary Perfections.”

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But this book is a bit of a departure for Carofiglio. It’s less courtroom thriller than it is a detective story, as Guido is asked to do what he can to help find a missing young woman. It’s not his specialty, but for his own reasons he agrees, and stumbles into something much darker and more sinister than he had expected.

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