Tommy: The Gun That Changed America

by Karen Blumenthal

How did the Tommy gun, advertised as “On the Side of Law and Order,” become the weapon of choice for terrorists, gangsters, and bank robbers during the 1920s and ’30s? Bibliography. Source notes. Index. Black-and-white photographs, documents, and maps.

ISBN: 9781626720848

JLG Release: June 2015

JLG Member Price

Out of Stock

History - High

Grades 10 & Up


12 books / $17.30 a book

  • Book Details




    Print Book


    Hardcover edition


    Roaring Brook

    Page Count


    Trim Size

    6" x 9"

    Dewey Classification


    Accelerated Reader

    Level: 8.3, Points: 6

    Scholastic Reading Counts

    Level: 11.7, Points: 10


    Level: 1180L

    Awards & Honors

    Booklist Best Young Adult Books of 2015
    Booklist Editor’s Choice 2015, Nonfiction, Older Readers
    New York Public Library Best Books for Teens 2015
    Bulletin Blue Ribbon 2015, Nonfiction
    Chicago Public Library Best Books of 2015, Informational Books for Older Readers
    2016 CCBC Choices–Historical People, Places, and Events
    2015 Cybils Awards Nomination, Young Adult Nonfiction



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