Gun Baby Gun: A Bloody Journey into the World of the Gun (Paperback)
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Gun Baby Gun: A Bloody Journey into the World of the Gun (Paperback)

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Paperback 368 Pages / Published: 28/01/2016
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SHORTLISTED FOR THE CWA NON-FICTION DAGGER

In some places, it's easier to get a gun than a glass of water.
In some places, you are allowed to carry concealed firearms into schools.
In some places, there are more guns than people to shoot them.

There are almost one billion guns across the globe today - more than ever before. Every minute of every day, someone somewhere is shot. Gun Baby Gun is a hard-hitting and urgent investigation into the gun's lifespan, into our hugely complex relationship with firearms and their undeniable, long-reaching and often hidden impact. Along the way, award-winning journalist Iain Overton unearths some stark truths about the everyday human cost of gun crime.

Publisher: Canongate Books Ltd
ISBN: 9781782113454
Number of pages: 368
Weight: 281 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 23 mm
Edition: Main


MEDIA REVIEWS
A brilliantly researched journey, capturing the gun's strangely accepted place in human life and, far too often, death -- JON SNOW
A gripping book that's as disturbing as it is enlightening -- Charlie Burton * * GQ * *
A shocking book about the terrible realities of war and weapons * * Scotland's Sunday Mail * *

Relentlessly engrossing...

* * The Spectator * *
Shocking... Overton has supped full of horrors and is not reticent about sharing them * * Newsweek * *
Adventurous...thoughtful... contains moments of great poignancy * * Financial Times * *
Iain Overton's starkly controlled prose allows us an insight into the emotions that come when we witness a shooting, and puts a human face on what often becomes just another statistic... one of the most thought-provoking books you'll read this year * * The National * *

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