On Killing: The Psychological Cost of Learning to Kill in War and Society (Paperback)

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    A former army Ranger and paratrooper, Lt. Col. Dave Grossman taught psychology at West Point and was the professor of Military Science at Arkansas State University.
    The good news is that most soldiers are loath to kill. But armies have developed sophisticated ways of overcoming this instinctive aversion. And contemporary civilian society, particularly the media, replicates the army's conditioning techniques, and, according to Lt. Col. Dave Grossman's thesis, is responsible for our rising rate of murder among the young.

    Upon its initial publication, ON KILLING was hailed as a landmark study of the techniques the military uses to overcome the powerful reluctance to kill, of how killing affects soldiers, and of the societal implications of escalating violence. Now, Grossman has updated this classic work to include information on 21st-century military conflicts, recent trends in crime, suicide bombings, school shootings, and more. The result is a work certain to be relevant and important for decades to come.

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    ISBN 9780316040938
    Genre HISTORY / Military / General
    Format Paperback
    Pages 377
    Publisher Date 2009-06-22 00:00:00.0
    Publisher Back Bay Books
    Copyright Year 2009
    Height 8.5 in
    Wdth 5.5 in
    Thickness 1.25 in
    Unit weight 0.8 lb
    Language English
    Subtitle The Psychological Cost of Learning to Kill in War and Society
    Edition Detail Revised
    Audience General/trade
    Authors Grossman, Dave

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      The service was great. Shipping was fast. Was told about the book by my son. Is very interesting informative. The book explain alot and show how we have been misinformed about some history events. I would strongly suggest reading. Especially for military or law enforcement people.

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