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This devastating book illuminates America''s gun culture -- its manufacturers, dealers, buffs, and propagandists -- but also offers concrete solutions to our national epidemic of death by firearm. It 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." 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

From Publishers Weekly

Wall Street Journal reporter Larson has written a new afterword to this timely study of American gun culture.
Copyright 1994 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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"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

From the Inside Flap

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.

From the Back Cover

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.

About the Author

ERIK LARSON is the author of five national bestsellers:  Dead Wake,  In the Garden of Beasts, Thunderstruck, The Devil in the White City, and Isaac''s Storm, which have collectively sold more than 6.5 million copies. His magazine stories have appeared in The New Yorker, The Atlantic Monthly, Harper''s and other publications and his books have been published in seventeen countries.

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Tom
3.0 out of 5 starsVerified Purchase
More essay than non-fiction; a bit outdated
Reviewed in the United States on July 17, 2016
I''m a huge fan of Erik Larson, but this book (one of his earlier works) doesn''t really line up with the type of storytelling for which he has come to be known. Based on books like Thunderstruck and Dead Wake, I expected Lethal Passage to tell two interwoven stories: One of... See more
I''m a huge fan of Erik Larson, but this book (one of his earlier works) doesn''t really line up with the type of storytelling for which he has come to be known. Based on books like Thunderstruck and Dead Wake, I expected Lethal Passage to tell two interwoven stories: One of the actions of Nicolas Brown, and one of the path his Cobray M-11/9 took before ending up in his hands. Both, I figured, would be exhaustive, enlightening, and generally compelling.

Instead, the book spends a few brief chapters exploring Brown''s actions and devotes a massive number of words to what is essentially a persuasive essay about the problems with America''s gun culture/gun laws. The narrative imbalance is jarring -- for example, a 60-page exploration of gun publications, the NRA, and the media, is sandwich between a 5-page and 12-page exploration of Nicolas''s actions and their ramifications. Not much of a story to be told.

I don''t particularly disagree with the assertions Larson has made here, but it''s a far cry from his other works and leans much closer to the realm of long-form opinion/editorial than non-fiction exploration. Additionally (as others have said), the book is definitely dated -- it''s hard to take too much meaningful information out of it given the way gun violence and gun culture have evolved over the 22 years since its publication. I almost wonder if the book is due for an update.

In the end I''d say it''s a worthwhile read for those curious about how America''s gun culture evolved through the late end of the 20th century or for Larson fans looking to check another work off the list, but would be hard-pressed to recommend it on its merits alone.
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Joshua D. Bosker
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Gun control of the 80’s and 90’s
Reviewed in the United States on November 20, 2018
Great read for the AR15 haters.. This was written about guns killing people.. It was cool to have a Mac 10 not it’s a AR.. What’s the coolest is what people will use to kill..
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RN Chuck
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Interesting Read
Reviewed in the United States on June 6, 2019
Interesting reading. I admit I was raised in rural Western Pennsylvania where the first day of deer season was a school holiday, so I was raised in a gun culture. I believe any true sportsman does not have an issue with reasonable gun laws. However the extremes on both... See more
Interesting reading. I admit I was raised in rural Western Pennsylvania where the first day of deer season was a school holiday, so I was raised in a gun culture. I believe any true sportsman does not have an issue with reasonable gun laws. However the extremes on both sides of the issues get all of the attention and the moderates, who are probably the greater number, get lost in the shouting. Overall, a good read. Unfortunately, it is a bit dated and that is a national tragedy as the body count continues to rise. Just today I was reminded the Pulse Night Club attack was three years ago (I am in the greater Orlando area). As Phil Esterhouse on Hill a Street Blues always said “be careful out there.”
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NOT THE EQUAL OF DARK WAKE, ISAAC''S STORM, THUNDERSTRUCK, AND THE LIKE
Reviewed in the United States on April 27, 2016
Having read and thoroughly enjoyed Larson''s wonderfully crafted history based narratives, I was very much disappointed in Lethal Passage, which departs completely from the previous books I have read, and is a polemic about gun control. There is little narrative and plot... See more
Having read and thoroughly enjoyed Larson''s wonderfully crafted history based narratives, I was very much disappointed in Lethal Passage, which departs completely from the previous books I have read, and is a polemic about gun control. There is little narrative and plot development in this offering, and the whole is essentially an editorial around the gun control issue. There is nothing fundamentally wrong about this, as Larson is certainly entitled to his thoughts and opinions on the subject. It was a well served curve ball to this reader, on which I struck out. For the record, I am not a member of the NRA, and do not own any type of modern firearm. So I do not have a "dog in this fight," just frustration that this book did not offer the exhilarating read of Larson''s other products. My fault, guess I should have read the reviews rather than proceed on blind faith. "Caveat Emptor," still true.
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Bill Beers
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Interesting book
Reviewed in the United States on May 18, 2020
Bought this book because I have read most if not all of Erik Larson’s books. If you like Erik as much and my wife and I you will be surprised by this book as the subject is not like his others. It is very good and actually fascinating but different. A must read for... See more
Bought this book because I have read most if not all of Erik Larson’s books. If you like Erik as much and my wife and I you will be surprised by this book as the subject is not like his others. It is very good and actually fascinating but different. A must read for American’s of all political persuasions.
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BERT
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Story of authors research to control guns
Reviewed in the United States on August 29, 2017
This is a good book but not story of a gun. That story could be told in 10 pages. This is primarily statics on gun violence. It also describes the author''s ideas for gun control laws. Good ideas but need more thought.
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Dated but Germane
Reviewed in the United States on August 11, 2020
Published 26 years ago yet still relevant today. The gun industry & fiends still produce too many handguns. And irresponsible people still buy them.
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R. Heuermann
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A true eye-opener.
Reviewed in the United States on August 12, 2021
Dated but outstanding Almost all of the commentary on gun laws he gives, from 25 years ago, are still worthwhile even now
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Reviewed in Canada on July 28, 2020
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