On Combat Book
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

On Combat

  • Author : Dave Grossman
  • Publisher : Human Factor Research Group Incorporated
  • Release Date : 2007
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 403
  • ISBN 10 : PSU:000063120769

On Combat Book Description :

Looks at the effect of deadly battle on the body and mind and offers new research findings to help prevent lasting adverse effects.

On Combat Book
Score: 4.5
From 7 Ratings

On Combat

  • Author : Dave Grossman
  • Publisher : Human Factor Research Group Incorporated
  • Release Date : 2008
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 403
  • ISBN 10 : 0964920549

On Combat Book Description :

Advertising for this marvelous work states, "a ground-breaking examination of what it takes to perform, cope and survive in the toxicity of deadly combat as a soldier in a foreign land and a police officer in the mean streets of urban America." It really is all that, and more... Outstanding isn't a strong enough word to describe it. If you are a soldier, a police officer, a martial artist, the holder of a concealed weapons permit, or just live in a bad neighborhood you really ought to read this book. Both authors really know what they're talking about, clearly able to articulate hard won wisdom in this well-written and comprehensive tome. Their thought-provoking, insightful work definitively examines every aspect of the psychology and physiology of deadly conflict.

On Spiritual Combat Book

On Spiritual Combat

  • Author : Lt. Col. Dave Grossman
  • Publisher : BroadStreet Publishing Group LLC
  • Release Date : 2020-05-05
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN 10 : 9781424560080

On Spiritual Combat Book Description :

Civilization is fighting to survive tragic times. On Spiritual Combat is a spiritual warfare guide for military members, law enforcement officers, first responders, and all sheepdogs. It prepares their hearts and minds for battle, teaching them to identify, understand, and fight evil forces. Each day includes: - powerful readings - encouraging Scripture - meaningful hymns - questions for reflection -recommended reading from On Combat, the seminal resource on physical combat by Dave Grossman. With God, we will rise as virtuous Christian warriors who defend and protect the innocent, helpless, and oppressed.

A Two Front Job Book

A Two Front Job

  • Author : Automotive Council for War Production
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 1944
  • Genre: Military trucks
  • Pages : 19
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015071183837

A Two Front Job Book Description :

Battle Book


  • Author : John A Lynn
  • Publisher : Basic Books
  • Release Date : 2009-04-24
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 464
  • ISBN 10 : 9780786727919

Battle Book Description :

Battle: A History of Combat and Culture spans the globe and the centuries to explore the way ideas shape the conduct of warfare. Drawing its examples from Europe, the Middle East, South Asia, East Asia, and America, John A. Lynn challenges the belief that technology has been the dominant influence on combat from ancient times to the present day. In battle, ideas can be more far more important than bullets or bombs. Carl von Clausewitz proclaimed that war is politics, but even more basically, war is culture. The hard reality of armed conflict is formed by - and, in turn, forms - a culture's values, assumptions, and expectations about fighting. The author examines the relationship between the real and the ideal, arguing that feedback between the two follows certain discernable paths. Battle rejects the currently fashionable notion of a "Western way of warfare" and replaces it with more nuanced concepts of varied and evolving cultural patterns of combat. After considering history, Lynn finally asks how the knowledge gained might illuminate our understanding of the war on terrorism.

The Psychology of Conflict and Combat Book

The Psychology of Conflict and Combat

  • Author : Ben Shalit
  • Publisher : Greenwood Publishing Group
  • Release Date : 1988
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages : 205
  • ISBN 10 : 0275927539

The Psychology of Conflict and Combat Book Description :

Shalit draws on the research he conducted as field psychologist in the Israeli military to offer an original behavioral model of combat that accounts for the fighting potential of an individual or group. His model is based on the appraisal process that the individual undertakes in combat conditions to assess a situation, whether it concerns him or not and regardless of his role. It is through this process that the individual makes a judgment, taking into consideration his past experience, knowledge, and expectations, that in turn leads to a course of action. Shalit pinpoints and describes specific aspects of the psychology of combat and conflict including the motivation to act in combat with special reference to the aggression drive; the definition of an enemy and the effects such appraisals have on behavior; the situational factors in heroic acts; and discipline and its affects on combat efficiency.

On Killing Book
Score: 3.5
From 16 Ratings

On Killing

  • Author : Dave Grossman
  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Release Date : 2014-04-01
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 416
  • ISBN 10 : 9781497629202

On Killing Book Description :

A controversial psychological examination of how soldiers’ willingness to kill has been encouraged and exploited to the detriment of contemporary civilian society. Psychologist and US Army Ranger Dave Grossman writes that the vast majority of soldiers are loath to pull the trigger in battle. Unfortunately, modern armies, using Pavlovian and operant conditioning, have developed sophisticated ways of overcoming this instinctive aversion. The mental cost for members of the military, as witnessed by the increase in post-traumatic stress, is devastating. The sociological cost for the rest of us is even worse: Contemporary civilian society, particularly the media, replicates the army’s conditioning techniques and, Grossman argues, is responsible for the rising rate of murder and violence, especially among the young. Drawing from interviews, personal accounts, and academic studies, On Killing is an important look at the techniques the military uses to overcome the powerful reluctance to kill, of how killing affects the soldier, and of the societal implications of escalating violence.

Effects of Apache Helicopter Crew and Unit Training on Combat Mission Effectiveness Book

Effects of Apache Helicopter Crew and Unit Training on Combat Mission Effectiveness

  • Author : Clairice T. Veit
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 1989
  • Genre: Apache (Attack helicopter)
  • Pages : 14
  • ISBN 10 : STANFORD:36105118957245

Effects of Apache Helicopter Crew and Unit Training on Combat Mission Effectiveness Book Description :

This paper reports preliminary findings from an investigation of the relationship between training programs for AH-64 (Apache) helicopter pilots and combat mission effectiveness. Data collection and analyses are still in progress. Two key questions are being addressed in this research: (1) How can Apache aircrew and unit training be designed to improve overall combat mission effectiveness?; and (2) Is it possible to train to the levels of proficiency needed in combat? One reason for seeking answers to these questions is to better understand operational capabilities and limitations under different training programs. This was the primary research interest. Another important use for answers to these questions would be a basis for making cost/benefit tradeoff analyses (not a focus of the present research). The research goal was to causally link important features of training programs to overall mission effectiveness. (KR).

German Mechanized Infantry on Combat Operations in Afghanistan Book

German Mechanized Infantry on Combat Operations in Afghanistan

  • Author : Marcel Bohnert
  • Publisher : Miles-Verlag
  • Release Date : 2016-11-28
  • Genre: Afghan War, 2001-
  • Pages : 100
  • ISBN 10 : 3945861454

German Mechanized Infantry on Combat Operations in Afghanistan Book Description :

In 2010, German soldiers in Afghanistan were involved in the heaviest fighting since the establishment of the Bundeswehr. After eight months of preparation for operations, our 2nd Company, 92 Mechanized Infantry Training Battalion, was the first unit of Task Force Kunduz III to be deployed completely to Afghanistan, and only a few days after its arrival started to patrol the troubled district of Chahar Darreh.