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

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


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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.

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Genre Book : History
Author Book : Dave Grossman
Publisher : Human Factor Research Group Incorporated
Release Book : 2008
Download Book : 403 Pages
ISBN-10 : 0964920549


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Genre Book : World War, 1939-1945
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Release Book : 1986
Download Book : 81 Pages
ISBN-10 : UCBK:B001122754


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Author Book : T. W. Schmidt
Publisher :
Release Book : 1941
Download Book : 21 Pages
ISBN-10 : OCLC:1109676821


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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.

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


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“This is the roadmap out of climate crisis that Canadians have been waiting for.” — Naomi Klein, activist and New York Times bestselling author of This Changes Everything and The Shock Doctrine • One of Canada’s top policy analysts provides the first full-scale blueprint for meeting our climate change commitments • Contains the results of a national poll on Canadians’ attitudes to the climate crisis • Shows that radical transformative climate action can be done, while producing jobs and reducing inequality as we retool how we live and work. • Deeply researched and targeted specifically to Canada and Canadians while providing a model that other countries could follow Canada needs to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by 50% to prevent a catastrophic 1.5 degree increase in the earth’s average temperature — assumed by many scientists to be a critical “danger line” for the planet and human life as we know it. It’s 2020, and Canada is not on track to meet our targets. To do so, we’ll need radical systemic change to how we live and work—and fast. How can we ever achieve this? Top policy analyst and author Seth Klein reveals we can do it now because we’ve done it before. During the Second World War, Canadian citizens and government remade the economy by retooling factories, transforming their workforce, and making the war effort a common cause for all Canadians to contribute to. Klein demonstrates how wartime thinking and community efforts can be repurposed today for Canada’s own Green New Deal. He shares how we can create jobs and reduce inequality while tackling our climate obligations for a climate neutral—or even climate zero—future. From enlisting broad public support for new economic models, to job creation through investment in green infrastructure, Klein shows us a bold, practical policy plan for Canada’s sustainable future. More than this: A Good War offers a remarkably hopeful message for how we can meet the defining challenge of our lives. COVID-19 has brought a previously unthinkable pace of change to the world—one which demonstrates our ability to adapt rapidly when we’re at risk. Many recent changes are what Klein proposes in these very pages. The world can, actually, turn on a dime if necessary. This is the blueprint for how to do it.

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Genre Book : Political Science
Author Book : Seth Klein
Publisher : ECW Press
Release Book : 2020-09-01
Download Book : 444 Pages
ISBN-10 : 9781773055916


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“The infantryman’s war is . . . without the slightest doubt the dirtiest, roughest job of them all.” He went in as a military history buff, a virgin, and a teetotaler. He came out with a war bride, a taste for German beer, and intimate knowledge of one of the darkest parts of history. His name is Dean Joy, and this was his war. For two months in 1945, Joy endured and survived the everyday deprivations and dangers of being a frontline infantryman. His amazingly detailed memoir, self-illustrated with numerous scenes Joy remembers from his time in Europe, brings back the sights, sounds, and smells of the experience as few books ever have. Here is the story of a young man who dreamed of flying fighter aircraft and instead was chosen to be cannon fodder in France and Germany . . . who witnessed the brutality of Nazis killing Allied medics by using the cross on their helmets as targets . . . and who narrowly escaped being wounded or killed in several “near miss” episodes, the last of which occurred on his last day of combat. Sixty Days in Combat re-creates all the drama of the “dogface’s” fight, a time that changed one young man in a war that changed the world.

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Genre Book : History
Author Book : Dean Joy
Publisher : Ballantine Books
Release Book : 2007-12-18
Download Book : 288 Pages
ISBN-10 : 9780307416667


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Genre Book : United States
Author Book : Martin M. Ferber
Publisher :
Release Book : 1988
Download Book : 16 Pages
ISBN-10 : UIUC:30112000657822


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Women have been actively involved the United States military for more than fifty years, but the ban on their participation in combat remains a hotly debated issue. In this provocative book Lorry M. Fenner, an active-duty Air Force intelligence officer, calls for opening all aspects of military service to women. Marie deYoung, a former Army chaplain, argues that keeping women out of combat is in the best interests of both sexes and crucial to the effectiveness of the military as a whole. Fenner bases her argument for inclusion of women on the idea that democracies require all citizens to compete in public endeavor and share in civic obligation. She contends that, historically, reasons for banning women from combat have been culturally biased. She argues that membership in a combat force should be based on capability judged against appropriate standards. Moreover, she maintains that excluding women hampers the diversity and adaptability that by necessity will characterize the armed forces in the twenty-first century. In contrast, deYoung declares that the different physical fitness standards for men and women would, in combat, lower morale for both sexes and put women at risk of casualty. Further, she contends that women have neither the physical or emotional strength to endure the overall brutality of the combat experience. She also asserts that calls for lifting the combat ban are politically motivated and are inconsistent with the principles of American democracy and the mission of national defense. With each author responding to the views of the other, their exchange offers a valuable synthesis of the issues surrounding a longstanding debate among policymakers, military personnel, and scholars of both military history and women’s studies.

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Genre Book : Political Science
Author Book : Lorry M. Fenner
Publisher : Georgetown University Press
Release Book : 2001-08-09
Download Book : 192 Pages
ISBN-10 : 158901832X


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Selected Contents: Part I.Introduction1. Fiscal Policy to Combat a Severe Recession2. An Automatic Transfer (Tax Rebate)3. An Automatic Temporary Consumption Tax Cut4. Fiscal Discipline with NUBAR (A Normal Unemployment Balanced Budget Rule)5. A Fiscal Policy Advisory Board Part II.6. Recent Empirical Studies Relevant to Counter-Cyclical Fiscal Policy7. The Tax Rebate in the 1975 Recession8. The Tax Rebate in the 2001 Recession9. Early Studies of Automatic Fiscal PolicyPart III.10. Early Challenges to Counter-Cyclical Fiscal Policy11. The New Classical Counter-Revolution: A False Path for Macroeconomies12. Fiscal Policy and the Ending of the Great Depression

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Genre Book : Business & Economics
Author Book : Laurence S. Seidman
Publisher : M.E. Sharpe
Release Book : 2003
Download Book : 239 Pages
ISBN-10 : 0765611104