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📒On Killing ✍ Lt. Col. Dave Grossman
📝On Killing Book Synopsis : 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.
📒Jesus Christ On Killing ✍ Sgt Charlie Eipper
📝Jesus Christ on Killing Book Synopsis : 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.
📒The Early Church On Killing ✍ Ronald J. Sider
📝The Early Church on Killing Book Synopsis : 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.
📒On Killing ✍ Robert F. Jones
📝On Killing Book Synopsis : A controversial collection on the ethics of taking animal life.
📒Assassination Generation ✍ Dave Grossman
📝Assassination Generation Book Synopsis : 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 Killingrevealed 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.
📒On Killing With Kindness ✍ Steven Steyl
📝On Killing with Kindness Book Synopsis : This thesis develops and evaluates a novel account of pacifism rooted in Aristotelian virtue ethics. Chapter 1 consists of introductory material, introducing key distinctions and assumptions for the argument that follows. Chapter 2 begins by identifying a contingent moral commitment against killing as its subject, and then goes on to explicate the primary objection faced by pacifists: what I call the ‘impracticality objection.’ In doing so, it distills two conditions of adequacy for a virtue ethical account of pacifism, which guide the discussion to come. Chapter 3 lays out some fundamental aspects of Aristotelian virtue ethics, defining virtues, explaining their relation to right action, and giving a detailed analysis of practical wisdom, which is the first of two virtues this thesis concentrates on. Chapter 4 commences by looking at compassion, the second focal virtue, as an emotion, and examining Aristotle and Nussbaum’s necessary conditions for the emotion. It then superimposes these necessary conditions onto compassion as a virtue, and applies the virtue to the issue of drone warfare to see if compassion can deliver a robust argument for pacifism at the normative level. Next, in Chapter 5, it turns to recent work on drone warfare and the decapitation of terrorist groups to test the common assertion that drone warfare begets more violence than it prevents, and considers the role of counterfactuals in analyses of decapitation in order to evaluate their usefulness for the virtue ethical pacifist. Finally, in Chapter 6 it considers whether the emotion of regret may support may support a virtue ethical case for pacifism. In mounting this last argument, it argues that regret plays a crucial role in diminishing the moral permissibility of killing by spurring reflection and understanding of the causal mechanisms underlying terrorism.
📒The Killing 1 ✍ David Hewson
📝The Killing 1 Book Synopsis : David Hewson's The Killing 1 is the novelization of the first series of the hit Danish crime drama, The Killing. 'Through the dark wood where the dead trees give no shelter Nanna Birk Larsen runs . . . There is a bright monocular eye that follows, like a hunter after a wounded deer. It moves in a slow approaching zigzag, marching through the Pineseskoven wasteland, through the Pentecost Forest. The chill water, the fear, his presence not so far away . . . There is one torchlight on her now, the single blazing eye. And it is here . . .' Sarah Lund is looking forward to her last day as a detective with the Copenhagen police department before moving to Sweden. But everything changes when nineteen-year-old student, Nanna Birk Larsen, is found raped and brutally murdered in the woods outside the city. Lund's plans to relocate are put on hold as she leads the investigation along with fellow detective Jan Meyer. While Nanna's family struggles to cope with their loss, local politician, Troels Hartmann, is in the middle of an election campaign to become the new mayor of Copenhagen. When links between City Hall and the murder suddenly come to light , the case takes an entirely different turn. Over the course of twenty days, suspect upon suspect emerges as violence and political intrigue cast their shadows over the hunt for the killer.
📒Killing Reagan ✍ Bill O'Reilly
📝Killing Reagan Book Synopsis : From the team of Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard, bestselling authors of the blockbuster Killing series, now comes Killing Reagan. This page-turning epic account of the career of President Ronald Reagan tells the vivid story of his rise to power -- and the forces of evil that conspired to bring him down. Just two months into his presidency, Ronald Reagan lay near death after a gunman's bullet came within inches of his heart. His recovery was nothing short of remarkable -- or so it seemed. But Reagan was grievously injured, forcing him to encounter a challenge that few men ever face. Could he silently overcome his traumatic experience while at the same time carrying out the duties of the most powerful man in the world? Told in the same riveting fashion as Killing Lincoln, Killing Kennedy, Killing Jesus and Killing Patton, Killing Reagan reaches back to the golden days of Hollywood, where Reagan found both fame and heartbreak, up through the years in California governor's mansion, and finally to the White House, where he presided over boom years and the fall of the Iron Curtain. But it was John Hinckley Jr.'s attack on him that precipitated President Reagan's most heroic actions. In Killing Reagan, O'Reilly and Dugard take readers behind the scenes, creating an unforgettable portrait of a great man operating in violent times.
📒On Killing And Innocence ✍ Tyler Patrick Wood
📝On Killing and Innocence Book Synopsis : Henry Fellows is number one on the FBI Most Wanted. Why? They say he killed his wealthy and well-respected parents in one of the most gruesome tales of crime in recent history. After being sentenced to death, he escaped and has been on the run for the last fifteen months. He's been alone and had his face surgically altered, keeping his head down, moving from one place to another in a life resembling a paranoid nightmare. It seems like things can't get worse, but when he finds out that he's being watched, he's even robbed of the ability to turn himself in. The fact is, Henry's innocent. The people that killed his parents are out there following him and he has no idea why. Before he can finally give up and give in, he needs answers. Henry recruits several former colleagues to aid in this task, people from his past in military intelligence. Fellows is gifted, clever, damaged, and edging his way toward full-blown insanity. When the rest of his family is kidnapped, it's a sprint to find the people responsible and bring them down. He'll face twists and double-crosses never before imagined; most importantly, he'll be forced to go back to his old, violent ways. It's a tale of one man's attempt to do the right thing in all the wrong ways.
📒To Kill A Mockingbird ✍ Harper Lee
📝To Kill a Mockingbird Book Synopsis : Required reading in most high schools, this Pulitzer Prize winning novel was originally published in 1969 and was voted the best book of the century by Library Journal.
📒On A Killing Day ✍ Dolores Kennedy
📝On a Killing Day Book Synopsis : 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.
📒Homicide ✍ David Simon
📝Homicide Book Synopsis : From the creator of HBO's The Wire, the classic book about homicide investigation that became the basis for the hit television show The scene is Baltimore. Twice every three days another citizen is shot, stabbed, or bludgeoned to death. At the center of this hurricane of crime is the city's homicide unit, a small brotherhood of hard men who fight for whatever justice is possible in a deadly world. David Simon was the first reporter ever to gain unlimited access to a homicide unit, and this electrifying book tells the true story of a year on the violent streets of an American city. The narrative follows Donald Worden, a veteran investigator; Harry Edgerton, a black detective in a mostly white unit; and Tom Pellegrini, an earnest rookie who takes on the year's most difficult case, the brutal rape and murder of an eleven-year-old girl. Originally published fifteen years ago, Homicide became the basis for the acclaimed television show of the same name. This new edition—which includes a new introduction, an afterword, and photographs—revives this classic, riveting tale about the men who work on the dark side of the American experience.
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📒Killing England ✍ Bill O'Reilly
📝Killing England Book Synopsis : The Revolutionary War as never told before. The breathtaking latest installment in Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard’s mega-bestselling Killing series transports readers to the most important era in our nation’s history, the Revolutionary War. Told through the eyes of George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, and Great Britain’s King George III, Killing England chronicles the path to independence in gripping detail, taking the reader from the battlefields of America to the royal courts of Europe. What started as protest and unrest in the colonies soon escalated to a world war with devastating casualties. O’Reilly and Dugard recreate the war’s landmark battles, including Bunker Hill, Long Island, Saratoga, and Yorktown, revealing the savagery of hand-to-hand combat and the often brutal conditions under which these brave American soldiers lived and fought. Also here is the reckless treachery of Benedict Arnold and the daring guerilla tactics of the “Swamp Fox” Frances Marion. A must read, Killing England reminds one and all how the course of history can be changed through the courage and determination of those intent on doing the impossible.
📒A Butcher S Boy ✍ Mr. Barton Bauer
📝A Butcher s Boy Book Synopsis : "I killed my father. I did not know it then, but I know it now." Thus begins Bart Bauer's memoir and his struggle to come to terms with a decision made in 1994 that hastened his father's death. The 80-year-old author looks back over his growing-up years as the son of a small-town butcher. "I was a willing assistant to my father. Just about every day, we killed something to meet the needs of our customers. We slaughtered cattle in a one-room, unheated slaughterhouse. In winter, wearing blood-encrusted coveralls, we kept our hands warm handling steaming entrails. In summer, we worked bare-chested when scalding hogs." He recalls his father's passion for hunting fox and raccoon. And his dad's love for his dogs-and the tragedy that nearly occurred when a neighbor shot one of his beloved dogs. Now an old man, the author struggles with the mystery of death, thinks about the deaths of family members and how they died, and speculates on how he will die, questioning the existence of a hereafter.
📒Killing The Rising Sun ✍ Bill O'Reilly
📝Killing the Rising Sun Book Synopsis : Autumn 1944. World War II is nearly over in Europe but is escalating in the Pacific, where American soldiers face an opponent who will go to any length to avoid defeat. The Japanese army follows the samurai code of Bushido, stipulating that surrender is a form of dishonor. Killing the Rising Sun by Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard takes readers to the bloody tropical-island battlefields of Peleliu and Iwo Jima and to the embattled Philippines, where General Douglas MacArthur has made a triumphant return and is plotting a full-scale invasion of Japan. Across the globe in Los Alamos, New Mexico, Dr. J. Robert Oppenheimer and his team of scientists are preparing to test the deadliest weapon known to mankind. In Washington, DC, FDR dies in office and Harry Truman ascends to the presidency, only to face the most important political decision in history: whether to use that weapon. And in Tokyo, Emperor Hirohito, who is considered a deity by his subjects, refuses to surrender, despite a massive and mounting death toll. Told in the same page-turning style of Killing Lincoln, Killing Kennedy, Killing Jesus, Killing Patton, and Killing Reagan, this epic saga details the final moments of World War II like never before.
📝Clarithromycin Accumulation by Phagocytes and Its Effect on Killing of Aggregatibacter Actinomycetemcomitans Book Synopsis : Conclusion: PMNs and less mature myeloid cells possess a transporter that takes up and concentrates clarithromycin. This system could enhance the ability of PMNs to cope with an overwhelming infection by A. actinomycetemcomitans.
📒Carry On Killing ✍ Mark R. Duffield
📝Carry on Killing Book Synopsis : In this working paper, Mark Duffield analyses the new security-development terrain in terms of theoretical and historical relations between sovereignty and governance, between hard and soft forms of power. His focus is on the structure and functions of global governance and the current crisis of the non-governmental humanitarian organizations whose relations to sovereignty have become evermore exposed as humanitarian interventions have been substituted by operations for regime change in the global "borderlands".
📒Killing Hope ✍ William Blum
📝Killing Hope Book Synopsis : Is the United States a force for democracy? From China in the 1940s to Guatemala today, William Blum presents a comprehensive study of American covert and overt interference, by one means or another, in the internal affairs of other countries. Each chapter of the book covers a year in which the author takes one particular country case and tells the story - and each case throws light on particular US tactics of intervention.
📒The Kind Worth Killing ✍ Peter Swanson
📝The Kind Worth Killing Book Synopsis : THE SUNDAY TIMES TOP TEN BESTSELLER A RICHARD & JUDY BOOK CLUB CHOICE SHORTLISTED FOR THE IAN FLEMING SILVER DAGGER, 2015 'Extremely hard to put down!' SOPHIE HANNAH 'Chilling and hypnotically suspenseful ... an instant classic.' LEE CHILD 'Hello there.' I looked at the pale, freckled hand on the back of the empty bar seat next to me in the business class lounge of Heathrow airport, then up into the stranger's face. 'Do I know you?' Delayed in London, Ted Severson meets a woman at the airport bar. Over cocktails they tell each other rather more than they should, and a dark plan is hatched - but are either of them being serious, could they actually go through with it and, if they did, what would be their chances of getting away with it? Back in Boston, Ted's wife Miranda is busy site managing the construction of their dream home, a beautiful house out on the Maine coastline. But what secrets is she carrying and to what lengths might she go to protect the vision she has of her deserved future? A sublimely plotted novel of trust and betrayal, The Kind Worth Killing will keep you gripped and guessing late into the night.
📒Rethinking Serial Murder Spree Killing And Atrocities ✍ Robert Shanafelt
📝Rethinking Serial Murder Spree Killing and Atrocities Book Synopsis : Multiple killings by serial or spree killers and the mass violence seen in war crimes and other atrocities have typically been understood as discrete category types, which can foster the view that there are fundamentally different kinds of human beings, including "deviants" who are born evil and innately given to sadism or a callous lack of empathy. In contrast, this book considers the violence of these "deviants" in terms of larger questions about human violence. Therefore, in addition to describing the life histories of a sample of individual serial and spree murderers, the book includes analysis of macro-level phenomena such as genocide, mass rape and killing, and torture occurring under conditions of war, state authorization, or political upheaval. The chief claim of the book is that, given the "right" combination of factors occurring at different levels of analysis, virtually anyone can emerge as a killer or perpetrator of atrocities. While it is crucial to understand individual killers in terms of the details of their biographies, it is equally crucial to understand political atrocities in terms of the details of their histories; and to see that persons and groups are always the product of complexly interacting assemblage processes.