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Book Reviews

‘Gun Guys’ by Dan Baum; ‘Vagos, Mongols, and Outlaws’ by Charles Falco

We debate the issues of gun rights, mass shootings, and brutal video games. Yet nothing fully explains the problem of violence in our culture, nor slakes our citizenry’s taste for blood. The hard evidence evades us, in a twist of gunpowder smoke.

That said, two new books map the lay of the land: Dan Baum’s travel memoir inquiry into gun subcultures, “Gun Guys: A Road Trip,” and Charles Falco’s tell-all memoir of the savage realm of drugs, violence, and intimidation, “Vagos, Mongols, and Outlaws: My Infiltration of America’s Deadliest Biker Gangs.”

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