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On Killing

Author : Dave Grossman
ISBN : 9781497629202
Genre : Social Science
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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.
Category: Social Science

Westralia Gift Book To Aid Y M C A Military Work And Returned Nurses Fund

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ISBN : NYPL:33433038573733
Genre : Australian literature
File Size : 48.97 MB
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Various artists and writers from that state produced stories, verses, drawings and articles, at no cost, for the publication. Co-edited by Walter Murdoch, W. Siebenhaar, Alfred Carson and Alfred Chandler. The foreword is written by Walter Murdoch, Professor of English at the University of Western Australia. Lieutenant Hugo Throssell VC, who had been invalided home, was asked to contribute an article to the Gift Book outlining his time with the 10th Light Horse Regiment on Gallipoli in 1915 and especially the incident on 29 August 1915 for which he was awarded the Victoria Cross. This provides one of the most detailed personal accounts from an Australian VC recipient at Gallipoli of the events surrounding the achievement of the award.
Category: Australian literature

Forthcoming Books

Author : R.R. Bowker Company. Dept. of Bibliography
ISBN : 00158119
Genre : United States Imprints
File Size : 64.2 MB
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Category: United States Imprints

Marvel Graphic Novels And Related Publications

Author : Robert G. Weiner
ISBN : 9780786451159
Genre : Literary Criticism
File Size : 49.9 MB
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This work provides an extensive guide for students, fans, and collectors of Marvel Comics. Focusing on Marvel’s mainstream comics, the author provides a detailed description of each comic along with a bibliographic citation listing the publication’s title, writers/artists, publisher, ISBN (if available), and a plot synopsis. One appendix provides a comprehensive alphabetical index of Marvel and Marvel–related publications to 2005, while two other appendices provide selected lists of Marvel–related game books and unpublished Marvel titles.
Category: Literary Criticism


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ISBN : STANFORD:36105005442285
Genre : Women's periodicals, American
File Size : 61.75 MB
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Category: Women's periodicals, American