Tommy: The Gun That Changed America

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Tommy: The Gun That Changed America

by Karen Blumenthal

First Release:

June 2015

ISBN: 9781626720848

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
    Format: Print Book
    Edition: Hardcover edition
    Publisher: Roaring Brook
    Page Count: 240
    Trim Size: 6" x 9"
    Dewey Classification: 683.4
    Accelerated Reader: Level: 8.3, Points: 6
    Scholastic Reading Counts: Level: 11.7, Points: 10
    Lexile: 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
    Genre: Nonfic
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