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On Killing

By Dave Grossman
  • ISBN Code: : 1497629209
  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Pages : 416
  • Category : 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.

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  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Book Code : 1504050363
  • Total of Pages : 223
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 979
  • Pdf File: accent-on-murder.pdf

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Captain Heimrich teams up with a professor to teach a killer a lesson in this mystery from the authors of the “excellent” Mr. and Mrs. North series (The New Yorker). Capt. M. L. Heimrich of the New York State Police may not have the flash of hard-boiled city detectives, but there’s no lead the intrepid investigator won’t follow until his every hunch is satisfied . . . When Walter Brinkley—professor emeritus of English literature—throws a cocktail party for newlywed friend Paul Craig and his bride, he has no idea the celebratory affair will spark a chain of events ending in a string of scandalous murders. The first victim is beautiful party guest Caroline Wilkins, shot while sunbathing nude in a secluded place a few days after the soiree. Called in to investigate, Captain Heimrich uncovers information that links the dead woman to a notorious scandal rag. But before he can connect all the dots, a second malicious murder throws him for a loop. With someone in Westchester County on a killing spree, Heimrich has little time left to catch the culprit. Luckily, Professor Brinkley might have just the expertise needed to crack the case . . . Accent on Murder is the 11th book in the Captain Heimrich Mysteries, but you may enjoy reading the series in any order.

Killing Reagan

By Bill O'Reilly,Martin Dugard
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  • Publisher : Henry Holt and Company
  • Book Code : 1627792422
  • Total of Pages : 304
  • Category : History
  • Members : 174
  • Pdf File: killing-reagan.pdf

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From the bestselling team of Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard comes Killing Reagan, a page-turning epic account of the career of President Ronald Reagan that 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 the 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.

Killing Patton

By Bill O'Reilly,Martin Dugard
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  • Publisher : Henry Holt and Company
  • Book Code : 0805096698
  • Total of Pages : 368
  • Category : History
  • Members : 823
  • Pdf File: killing-patton.pdf

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Readers around the world have thrilled to Killing Lincoln, Killing Kennedy, and Killing Jesus--riveting works of nonfiction that journey into the heart of the most famous murders in history. Now from Bill O'Reilly, iconic anchor of The O'Reilly Factor, comes the most epic book of all in this multimillion-selling series: Killing Patton. General George S. Patton, Jr. died under mysterious circumstances in the months following the end of World War II. For almost seventy years, there has been suspicion that his death was not an accident--and may very well have been an act of assassination. Killing Patton takes readers inside the final year of the war and recounts the events surrounding Patton's tragic demise, naming names of the many powerful individuals who wanted him silenced.

The end of animal life: a start for ethical debate

By Franck L.B. Meijboom,Elsbeth N. Stassen
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  • Publisher : Wageningen Academic Publishers
  • Book Code : 9086868088
  • Total of Pages : 272
  • Category : Medical
  • Members : 724
  • Pdf File: the-end-of-animal-life.pdf

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Killing animals is common practice, yet it is not morally neutral. The end of animal life is related to many societal and ethical questions and concerns. Questions such as how long should we continue to treat an animal before putting it down? But also the question whether it could be legitimate to kill individual animals for the welfare of the herd or of future generations. The ongoing public and academic discussions on these, and on other well-known questions like those related to the killing of animals for food or for scientific purposes, show that there is no one standard evaluation of animal life. This book is an edited volume that enables the reader to get a grip on that plurality of views with regard to animals. It helps to deal with the many questions related to the end of animal life. The chapters show how the plurality of views on killing animals is related to moral presuppositions by providing a clear overview of the ethical views on end-of-life decisions. Furthermore, the book contains a number of applied studies of the ethical questions related to killing animals in various practices, including small animal practice, wildlife management, fishing and fish farming, animal experimentation and livestock farming. These chapters can help veterinarians, scientists, students, policy makers and many other professionals working with animals to easily get a good overview of the issues at stake, and may contribute to responsible decision-making with regard to the end of animal life.

May I Kill?

By Jeffrey K. Mann
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  • Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • Book Code : 1532652038
  • Total of Pages : 192
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 496
  • Pdf File: may-i-kill.pdf

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Today, we live in a world where we are less exposed to violence than at any other time in history. However, we also know that violence can come knocking on our door at any moment. Preparing for this possibility means more than physical safety; it means being clear with ourselves about the ethics of violence. Can violence be justified? When should we fight? How should we fight? And in situations when things have gone badly, may we kill? These questions are not only for politicians, soldiers, and police officers, but are also important considerations for civilians whose lives do not normally intersect with violence. Whether advocating for government policies, marching in the streets, or defending ourselves and loved ones, a coherent moral framework is essential to good decision-making. May I Kill? examines the efficacy of different approaches to non-violence and Just War Theory. By scrutinizing these ethical theories, the reader is encouraged to critically examine occasions for the use of force from a moral perspective, whether nations at war or violent encounters in our own neighborhoods. We may then determine how best to develop ourselves—body, mind, and spirit—to respond effectively and make the world a safer place.

The Ordinances of Manu

By Arthur Coke Burnell
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1136388966
  • Total of Pages : 452
  • Category : Social Science
  • Members : 147
  • Pdf File: the-ordinances-of-manu.pdf

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First Published in 2000. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Porphyry: On Abstinence from Killing Animals

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  • Publisher : A&C Black
  • Book Code : 1780938888
  • Total of Pages : 222
  • Category : Philosophy
  • Members : 162
  • Pdf File: porphyry.pdf

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Porphyry's On Abstinence from Killing Animals is one of the most interesting books from Greek antiquity for both philosophers and historians. In it, Porphyry relates the arguments for eating or sacrificing animals and then goes on to argue that an understanding of humans and gods shows such sacrifice to be inappropriate, that an understanding of animals shows it to be unjust, and that a knowledge of non-Greeks shows it to be unnecessary. There are no Neoplatonist commentaries on Aristotle's Ethics from the period AD 250-600. Thus, although this work is not a commentary on Aristotle, it fills a gap in this series by going to the heart of ethical debates among Neoplatonists around AD 300, and revealing one ascetic Neoplatonist's view of the ideal way of life. It also records rival positions taken on the treatment of animals by Greek philosophers over the previous six hundred years.

Call After Midnight

By Mignon G. Eberhart
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  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Book Code : 1453257292
  • Total of Pages : 174
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 465
  • Pdf File: call-after-midnight.pdf

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The acclaimed, Edgar Award–winning author “tells one of her better mystery-romances in Call After Midnight” (The New York Times). The phone rings just after twelve. Jenny Vleedam knows it cannot be anyone but Peter, and she tries to let it ring. He left her for another woman—a vicious trollop called Fiora—and Jenny has too much self-respect to let him kick her around anymore. But she answers anyway, and hears the words she has been longing for: Fiora has been shot. But as often as she has fantasized about something happening to the woman who stole her husband, now Jenny feels only fear—fear that the police might not believe Peter’s story that Fiora was the one holding the gun. Not knowing if the woman is dead or alive, Jenny rushes to Peter’s side. Guilty or innocent, they will never be apart again.

Stop Teaching Our Kids To Kill, Revised and Updated Edition

By Lt. Col. Dave Grossman,Gloria Degaetano
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  • Publisher : Harmony
  • Book Code : 0804139369
  • Total of Pages : 256
  • Category : Family & Relationships
  • Members : 528
  • Pdf File: stop-teaching-our-kids-to-kill-revised-and-updated-edition.pdf

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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.