On Killing Book
Score: 3.5
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On Killing


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

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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.

Assassination Generation Book

Assassination Generation


  • Author : Lieutenant Colonel Dave Grossman
  • Publisher : Little, Brown
  • Release Date : 2016-11-15
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN 10 : 9780316265966

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Assassination Generation Book Description :

The author of the 400,000-copy bestseller On Killing reveals how violent video games have ushered in a new era of mass homicide--and what we must do about it. Paducah, Kentucky, 1997: a 14-year-old boy shoots eight students in a prayer circle at his school. Littleton, Colorado, 1999: two high school seniors kill a teacher, twelve other students, and then themselves. Utoya, Norway, 2011: a political extremist shoots and kills sixty-nine participants in a youth summer camp. Newtown, Connecticut, 2012: a troubled 20-year-old man kills 20 children and six adults at the elementary school he once attended. What links these and other horrific acts of mass murder? A young person's obsession with video games that teach to kill. Lt. Col. Dave Grossman, who in his perennial bestseller On Killing revealed that most of us are not "natural born killers" -- and who has spent decades training soldiers, police, and others who keep us secure to overcome the intrinsic human resistance to harming others and to use firearms responsibly when necessary -- turns a laser focus on the threat posed to our society by violent video games. Drawing on crime statistics, cutting-edge social research, and scientific studies of the teenage brain, Col. Grossman shows how video games that depict antisocial, misanthropic, casually savage behavior can warp the mind -- with potentially deadly results. His book will become the focus of a new national conversation about video games and the epidemic of mass murders that they have unleashed.

The Early Church on Killing Book
Score: 4
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The Early Church on Killing


  • Author : Ronald J. Sider
  • Publisher : Baker Books
  • Release Date : 2012-07-01
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN 10 : 9781441238689

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The Early Church on Killing Book Description :

What did the early church believe about killing? What was its view on abortion? How did it approach capital punishment and war? Noted theologian and bestselling author Ron Sider lets the testimony of the early church speak in the first of a three-volume series on biblical peacemaking. This book provides in English translation all extant data directly relevant to the witness of the early church until Constantine on killing. Primarily, it draws data from early church writings, but other evidence, such as archaeological finds and Roman writings, is included. Sider taps into current evangelical interest in how the early church informs contemporary life while presenting a thorough, comprehensive treatment on topics of perennial concern. The book includes brief introductions to every Christian writer cited and explanatory notes on many specific texts.

Jesus Christ on Killing Book

Jesus Christ on Killing


  • Author : Sgt Charlie Eipper
  • Publisher : Xulon Press
  • Release Date : 2014-02
  • Genre: BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN 10 : 1628716096

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Jesus Christ on Killing Book Description :

Author Charlie Eipper pens a unique read discussing Christian self-defense. As a police officer with many years in law enforcement, Eipper includes an autobiography and speaks on engaging topics from a place of experience. Eipper reveals interesting backgrounds of Biblical leaders, inviting readers to gain insight on how the Bible unveils fascinating commentary on self-defense, Biblical heroism, violence and combat. Eipper's book is a great religious reference tool that also exposes readers to the social issues surrounding combat in a Biblical and non-Biblical context, while showcasing a contagious passion for the Word of God.

On Killing a Revolution Book

On Killing a Revolution


  • Author : Andray Domise
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2020-12
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 1771964057

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On Killing a Revolution Book Description :

Intended as protest against racism and police brutality, Blackout Tuesday was also a turning point in the grassroots protest movement following the murder of George Floyd, the pivotal moment where the protests turned from rebellion against white supremacist state violence to a corporatized love-in (or the "circus," as Malcolm X dubbed it)--a sort of hard reset for the cultural narrative, uploading street-level protests to corporate boardrooms.

Killing and Letting Die Book

Killing and Letting Die


  • Author : Bonnie Steinbock
  • Publisher : Fordham Univ Press
  • Release Date : 1994
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages : 431
  • ISBN 10 : 0823215628

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Killing and Letting Die Book Description :

This collection contains twenty-one thought-provoking essays on the controversies surrounding the moral and legal distinctions between euthanasia and "letting die." Since public awareness of this issue has increased this second edition includes nine entirely new essays which bring the treatment of the subject up-to-date. The urgency of this issue can be gauged in recent developments such as the legalization of physician-assisted suicide in the Netherlands, "how-to" manuals topping the bestseller charts in the United States, and the many headlines devoted to Dr. Jack Kevorkian, who has assisted dozens of patients to die. The essays address the range of questions involved in this issue pertaining especially to the fields of medical ethics, public policymaking, and social philosophy. The discussions consider the decisions facing medical and public policymakers, how those decisions will affect the elderly and terminally ill, and the medical and legal ramifications for patients in a permanently vegetative state, as well as issues of parent/infant rights. The book is divided into two sections. The first, "Euthanasia and the Termination of Life-Prolonging Treatment" includes an examination of the 1976 Karen Quinlan Supreme Court decision and selections from the 1990 Supreme Court decision in the case of Nancy Cruzan. Featured are articles by law professor George Fletcher and philosophers Michael Tooley, James Rachels, and Bonnie Steinbock, with new articles by Rachels, and Thomas Sullivan. The second section, "Philosophical Considerations," probes more deeply into the theoretical issues raised by the killing/letting die controversy, illustrating exceptionally well the dispute between two rival theories of ethics, consequentialism and deontology. It also includes a corpus of the standard thought on the debate by Jonathan Bennet, Daniel Dinello, Jeffrie Murphy, John Harris, Philipa Foot, Richard Trammell, and N. Ann Davis, and adds articles new to this edition by Bennett, Fo

Stop Teaching Our Kids to Kill Book
Score: 3
From 3 Ratings

Stop Teaching Our Kids to Kill


  • Author : Dave Grossman
  • Publisher : Harmony
  • Release Date : 2014
  • Genre: Family & Relationships
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 9780804139359

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Stop Teaching Our Kids to Kill Book Description :

A retired lieutenant colonel and the founder of the Parent Coaching institute join forces to make the case that violence in media and games conditions children to take it for granted as an acceptable part of life and trains them to be successful instigators of violence. Original.

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

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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.

Grasshopper Dreaming Book

Grasshopper Dreaming


  • Author : Jeffrey Alan Lockwood
  • Publisher : Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations
  • Release Date : 2002
  • Genre: Nature
  • Pages : 141
  • ISBN 10 : 1558964312

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Grasshopper Dreaming Book Description :

Grasshopper Dreaming is a collection of first-person musings about the ethical and philosophical implications of the author's work as an entomologist who specializes in grasshoppers and pest control. The essays represent the rare and compelling integration of an understanding of nature with the perspective of a world-class ecologist and struggling mystic.

Military Psychology Book

Military Psychology


  • Author : LLC Books
  • Publisher : General Books
  • Release Date : 2010-06
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages : 26
  • ISBN 10 : 1158425783

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On a Killing Day Book

On a Killing Day


  • Author : Dolores Kennedy
  • Publisher : SP Books
  • Release Date : 1994
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 283
  • ISBN 10 : 1561712930

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On a Killing Day Book Description :

This is the bizarre story of "Lee" Wournos, the woman dubbed the "Lesbian Serial Man-killer" and sentenced to death in 1992. Two close observers of the trial now share the killer's sad story of childhood abuse, prostitution, and the killings she claimed were in self-defense.

Black Lives Matter Book

Black Lives Matter


  • Author : Raymond Sturgis
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2019
  • Genre:
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 1393127886

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Black Lives Matter Book Description :

Each day some black man, woman, or child has been killed or mistreated by police or by another black person. Black people in America should have always organized against injustices by police and other misguided blacks who are threats to their survival. I cannot understand how, after hundreds of years and comprehensive progress in civil and human rights, black people's lives are still not valued or respected. Black Lives Matter is a book that expounds on the realities and hardships of black people living in America. The clouds of hate and distrust must end, so black people can avoid the senseless violence and disrespect they endure from other black people, police, and the government. If black lives truly matter, then swift justice must be enforced for those who violate the freedoms and peace of blacks trying to live in America.

Stop Teaching Our Kids To Kill  Revised and Updated Edition Book
Score: 3
From 3 Ratings

Stop Teaching Our Kids To Kill Revised and Updated Edition


  • Author : Lt. Col. Dave Grossman
  • Publisher : Harmony
  • Release Date : 2014-08-05
  • Genre: Family & Relationships
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 9780804139366

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Stop Teaching Our Kids To Kill Revised and Updated Edition Book Description :

Completely revised and updated, a much-needed call to action for every parent, teacher, and citizen to help our children and stop the wave of killing and violence gripping America's youth Newtown, Aurora, Virginia Tech, Columbine. Thereis no bigger or more important issue in America than youth violence. Kids, some as young as ten years old, take up arms with the intention to murder. Why is this happening? Lt. Col. Dave Grossman and Gloria DeGaetano believe the root cause is the steady diet of violent entertainment kids see on TV, in movies, and in the video games they play—witnessing hundreds of violent images a day. Offering incontrovertible evidence based on recent scientific studies and research, they posit that this media is not just conditioning children to be violent and see killing as acceptable but teaching them the mechanics of killing as well. Stop Teaching Our Kids to Kill supplies the statistics, interprets the copious research that exists on the subject, and suggests the many ways to make a difference in your home, at school, in your community, in the courts, and in the larger world. In using this book, parents, educators, social-service workers, youth advocates, and anyone interested in the welfare of our children will have a solid foundation for effective action and prevention of future Columbines, Jonesboros, and Newtowns.

The Last and Greatest Battle Book

The Last and Greatest Battle


  • Author : John Bateson
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2015-01-02
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9780199392346

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The Last and Greatest Battle Book Description :

Nearly every day an active-duty soldier in the United States military resorts to suicide, and nearly every hour a veteran does the same. In recent years the problem of military suicides has reached epidemic proportions, but it's all too easy for most of us to gloss over the headlines or tune out the details. In The Last and Greatest Battle--the first book devoted exclusively to the problem of military suicides--John Bateson brings this neglected crisis into the spotlight. Bateson, the former executive director of a nationally certified suicide prevention center, surveys the history of suicide in the United States military from the Civil War to the present day and outlines a plan to save lives-and ultimately end the tragedy of military suicides. He uses the stories of individual soldiers to illuminate the unique challenges faced by American troops today. Transitioning from the front lines to the home front is difficult for many service members, and many need help both during and after their deployments. But even though the military is spending millions of dollars on suicide prevention programs, record numbers of soldiers continue to take their lives. To that end, Bateson outlines a plan of action. If the military works to remove stigma, to make treatment more effective and more accessible, and to limit risk factors for suicide in the first place by taking measures like reducing the number and length of deployments and adjusting pre-deployment training to take into account the way that wars are waged today, an end to the problem of military suicide is as possible as it is essential.

The Blast Book

The Blast


  • Author : Alexander Berkman
  • Publisher : AK Press
  • Release Date : 2005
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 242
  • ISBN 10 : 1904859089

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The Blast Book Description :

Explosive writing, reporting and rhetoric of Berkman, Emma Goldman, and others who attempted revolution in 1916-17.

Open Minded Book

Open Minded


  • Author : Jonathan Lear
  • Publisher : Harvard University Press
  • Release Date : 1998
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages : 345
  • ISBN 10 : 0674455339

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Open Minded Book Description :

Explores the relationship between philosophers' and psychoanalysts' attempts to discover how man thinks and perceives himself

Killing for the Republic Book

Killing for the Republic


  • Author : Steele Brand
  • Publisher : JHU Press
  • Release Date : 2019-09-10
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 392
  • ISBN 10 : 9781421429878

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Killing for the Republic Book Description :

"For who is so worthless or indolent as not to wish to know by what means and under what system of polity the Romans... succeeded in subjecting nearly the whole inhabited world to their sole government—a thing unique in history?"—Polybius The year 146 BC marked the brutal end to the Roman Republic's 118-year struggle for the western Mediterranean. Breaching the walls of their great enemy, Carthage, Roman troops slaughtered countless citizens, enslaved those who survived, and leveled the 700-year-old city. That same year in the east, Rome destroyed Corinth and subdued Greece. Over little more than a century, Rome's triumphant armies of citizen-soldiers had shocked the world by conquering all of its neighbors. How did armies made up of citizen-soldiers manage to pull off such a major triumph? And what made the republic so powerful? In Killing for the Republic, Steele Brand explains how Rome transformed average farmers into ambitious killers capable of conquering the entire Mediterranean. Rome instilled something violent and vicious in its soldiers, making them more effective than other empire builders. Unlike the Assyrians, Persians, and Macedonians, it fought with part-timers. Examining the relationship between the republican spirit and the citizen-soldier, Brand argues that Roman republican values and institutions prepared common men for the rigors and horrors of war. Brand reconstructs five separate battles—representative moments in Rome's constitutional and cultural evolution that saw its citizen-soldiers encounter the best warriors of the day, from marauding Gauls and the Alps-crossing Hannibal to the heirs of Alexander the Great. A sweeping political and cultural history, Killing for the Republic closes with a compelling argument in favor of resurrecting the citizen-soldier ideal in modern America.

Killing Terrorists Book

Killing Terrorists


  • Author : Anna Goppel
  • Publisher : Walter de Gruyter
  • Release Date : 2013-01-30
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages : 356
  • ISBN 10 : 9783110277272

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Killing Terrorists Book Description :

The targeted killing of terrorists has become an established practice in the fight against terrorism. Anna Goppel analyses the justifiability of this practice, both from a moral and an international legal perspective. She shows that the targeted killing of terrorists can be justified only in very specific and rather theoretical cases. This seriously questions the practice as well as its increasing acceptance.

Defensive Killing Book

Defensive Killing


  • Author : Helen Frowe
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Release Date : 2014
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages : 227
  • ISBN 10 : 9780199609857

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Defensive Killing Book Description :

Most people believe that it is sometimes morally permissible for a person to use force to defend herself or others against harm. In Defensive Killing, Helen Frowe offers a detailed exploration of when and why the use of such force is permissible. She begins by considering the use of force between individuals, investigating both the circumstances under which an attacker forfeits her right not to be harmed, and the distinct question of when it is all-things-considered permissible to use force against an attacker. Frowe then extends this enquiry to war, defending the view that we should judge the ethics of killing in war by the moral rules that govern killing between individuals. She argues that this requires us to significantly revise our understanding of the moral status of non-combatants in war. Non-combatants who intentionally contribute to an unjust war forfeit their rights not to be harmed, such that they are morally liable to attack by combatants fighting a just war.

Killing Lincoln Book
Score: 4
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Killing Lincoln


  • Author : Bill O'Reilly
  • Publisher : Henry Holt and Company
  • Release Date : 2011-09-27
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN 10 : 9781429996877

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Killing Lincoln Book Description :

A riveting historical narrative of the heart-stopping events surrounding the assassination of Abraham Lincoln, and the first work of history from mega-bestselling author Bill O'Reilly The iconic anchor of The O'Reilly Factor recounts one of the most dramatic stories in American history—how one gunshot changed the country forever. In the spring of 1865, the bloody saga of America's Civil War finally comes to an end after a series of increasingly harrowing battles. President Abraham Lincoln's generous terms for Robert E. Lee's surrender are devised to fulfill Lincoln's dream of healing a divided nation, with the former Confederates allowed to reintegrate into American society. But one man and his band of murderous accomplices, perhaps reaching into the highest ranks of the U.S. government, are not appeased. In the midst of the patriotic celebrations in Washington D.C., John Wilkes Booth—charismatic ladies' man and impenitent racist—murders Abraham Lincoln at Ford's Theatre. A furious manhunt ensues and Booth immediately becomes the country's most wanted fugitive. Lafayette C. Baker, a smart but shifty New York detective and former Union spy, unravels the string of clues leading to Booth, while federal forces track his accomplices. The thrilling chase ends in a fiery shootout and a series of court-ordered executions—including that of the first woman ever executed by the U.S. government, Mary Surratt. Featuring some of history's most remarkable figures, vivid detail, and page-turning action, Killing Lincoln is history that reads like a thriller.