Our Violent Ends

Author by : Chloe Gong
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Description : The heartstopping follow up to These Violent Ends, an imaginative, alluring retelling of Romeo and Juliet set in 1920s Shanghai.


54 Minuten

Author by : Marieke Nijkamp
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Description : De vier Amerikaanse tieners Autumn, Claire, Sylvia en Tomas worden gevolgd tijdens een 54 minuten durende schietpartij op hun highschool in Alabama. Vanaf ca. 15 jaar.


Our Violent World And The Ethics Of Jesus

Author by : John Dudley Willis
Languange : en
Publisher by : Lulu Press, Inc
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Description : This book is driven by forty years of study on 1700 years of Christian violence. The historical section, Part 1, opens with, “Christianity is the most homicidal religion in the history of the world...Half a Billion men, women, children, infants, elderly, sick, and disabled slain.” You read how Christians were and are taught to obey their governments more than Jesus Christ, whether killing as soldiers, torturing for governments, or harming innocent citizens as police. You read the words of Christian European Kings, Queens, and Popes to their Christian explorers sent into world, “Discover, subdue, and conquer.”


Our Violent World

Author by : Kevin McDonald
Languange : en
Publisher by : Macmillan International Higher Education
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Description : What can the analysis of violence and terror tell us about the modern world? Why is violence often used to achieve religious, cultural or political goals? Can we understand the search for the extreme that increasingly shapes violence today? From 1960s student movements to today's global jihad, this text explores the factors and debates shaping violence and terrorism in our contemporary society. Each chapter confronts examples of disturbing terrorist acts and events of mass violence from recent history and uses these to examine key questions, theories and concepts surrounding this sensitive and controversial topic. In particular, the book: - identifies core tools for the analysis of public violence - explores the processes that mutate social movements into violent groups - describes the cultural, embodied, experiential and imagined dimensions of violence - highlights different periods and varying forms of terrorist violence - examines the role of globalization, media, technology and the visual in violence and terror today. Our Violent World shows how the social sciences can contribute to an understanding of violence and responses to terror, as well as the construction of a social world less dominated by fear of the other. It is a must-read for students and citizens.


Westworld And Philosophy

Author by : James B. South
Languange : en
Publisher by : John Wiley & Sons
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Description : “We can’t define consciousness because consciousness does not exist. Humans fancy that there’s something special about the way we perceive the world, and yet we live in loops as tight and as closed as the hosts do, seldom questioning our choices, content, for the most part, to be told what to do next.” —Dr. Robert Ford, Westworld Have you ever questioned the nature of your reality? HBO’s Westworld, a high-concept cerebral television series which explores the emergence of artificial consciousness at a futuristic amusement park, raises numerous questions about the nature of consciousness and its bearing on the divide between authentic and artificial life. Are our choices our own? What is the relationship between the mind and the body? Why do violent delights have violent ends? Could machines ever have the moral edge over man? Does consciousness create humanity, or humanity consciousness? In Westworld and Philosophy, philosophers, filmmakers, scientists, activists, and ethicists ask the questions you’re not supposed to ask and suggest the answers you’re not supposed to know. There’s a deeper level to this game, and this book charts a course through the maze of the mind, examining how we think about humans, hosts, and the world around us on a journey toward self-actualization. Essays explore different facets of the show’s philosophical puzzles, including the nature of autonomy as well as the pursuit of liberation and free thought, while levying a critical eye at the human example as Westworld’s hosts ascend to their apotheosis in a world scarred and defined by violent acts. The perfect companion for Westworld fans who want to exit the park and bend their minds around the philosophy behind the scenes, Westworld and Philosophy will enrich the experience of the show for its viewers and shed new light on its enigmatic twists and turns.


Trials Of The Heart

Author by : Mrs. Bray (Anna Eliza)
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The Value Of Violence

Author by : Benjamin Ginsberg
Languange : en
Publisher by : Prometheus Books
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Description : This provocative thesis calls violence the driving force not just of war, but of politics and even social stability. Though violence is commonly deplored, political scientist Ginsberg argues that in many ways it is indispensable, unavoidable, and valuable. Ginsberg sees violence manifested in society in many ways. "Law-preserving violence" (using Walter Benjamin's phrase) is the chief means by which society preserves social order. Behind the security of a stable society are the blunt instruments of the police, prisons, and the power of the bureaucratic state to coerce and manipulate. Ginsberg also discusses violence as a tool of social change, whether used in outright revolution or as a means of reform in public protests or the threat of insurrection. He notes that even groups committed to nonviolent tactics rely on the violent reactions of their opponents to achieve their ends. And to avoid the threat of unrest, modern states resort to social welfare systems (a prudent use of the carrot instead of the stick). Emphasizing the unavoidability of violence to create major change, Ginsberg points out that few today would trade our current situation for the alternative had our forefathers not resorted to the violence of the American Revolution and the Civil War.


White American Youth

Author by : Christian Picciolini
Languange : en
Publisher by : Hachette UK
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Description : As featured on Fresh Air and the TED stage, a stunning look inside the world of violent hate groups by a onetime white supremacist leader who, shaken by a personal tragedy, abandoned his destructive life to become an anti-hate activist. Raw, inspiring, and heartbreakingly candid, White American Youth explores why so many young people lose themselves in a culture of hatred and violence and how the criminal networks they forge terrorize and divide our nation. The story begins when Picciolini found himself stumbling through high school, struggling to find a community among other fans of punk rock music. There, he was recruited by a notorious white power skinhead leader and encouraged to fight with the movement to "protect the white race from extinction." Soon, he had become an expert in racist philosophies, a terror who roamed the neighborhood, quick to throw fists. When his mentor was sent to prison, sixteen-year-old Picciolini took over the man's role as the leader of an infamous neo-Nazi skinhead group. Seduced by the power he accrued through intimidation, and swept up in the rhetoric he had adopted, Picciolini worked to grow an army of extremists. He used music as a recruitment tool, launching his own propaganda band that performed at white power rallies around the world. But slowly, as he started a family of his own and a job that for the first time brought him face to face with people from all walks of life, he began to recognize the cracks in his hateful ideology. Then a shocking loss at the hands of racial violence changed his life forever, and Picciolini realized too late the full extent of the harm he'd caused. "Simultaneously horrifying and redemptive" (AlterNet), White American Youth examines how radicalism and racism can conquer a person's way of life and how we can work together to stop those ideologies from tearing our world apart. *An earlier edition of this book was published as Romantic Violence


The End Of Oil

Author by : Paul Roberts
Languange : en
Publisher by : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
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Description : The author, a regular contributor to New York Times Magazine and Harper's speculates on the role of oil in dominating the world's economy for the last century and the coming scenario that will result when the well runs dry. Reprint. 25,000 first printing.


Why We Snap

Author by : Douglas Fields
Languange : en
Publisher by : Penguin
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Description : The startling new science behind sudden acts of violence and the nine triggers this groundbreaking researcher has uncovered We all have a rage circuit we can’t fully control once it is engaged as R. Douglas Fields, PhD, reveals in this essential book for our time. The daily headlines are filled with examples of otherwise rational people with no history of violence or mental illness suddenly snapping in a domestic dispute, an altercation with police, or road rage attack. We all wish to believe that we are in control of our actions, but the fact is, in certain circumstances we are not. The sad truth is that the right trigger in the right circumstance can unleash a fit of rage in almost anyone. But there is a twist: Essentially the same pathway in the brain that can result in a violent outburst can also enable us to act heroically and altruistically before our conscious brain knows what we are doing. Think of the stranger who dives into a frigid winter lake to save a drowning child. Dr. Fields is an internationally recognized neurobiologist and authority on the brain and the cellular mechanisms of memory. He has spent years trying to understand the biological basis of rage and anomalous violence, and he has concluded that our culture’s understanding of the problem is based on an erroneous assumption: that rage attacks are the product of morally or mentally defective individuals, rather than a capacity that we all possess. Fields shows that violent behavior is the result of the clash between our evolutionary hardwiring and triggers in our contemporary world. Our personal space is more crowded than ever, we get less sleep, and we just aren't as fit as our ancestors. We need to understand how the hardwiring works and how to recognize the nine triggers. With a totally new perspective, engaging narrative, and practical advice, Why We Snap uncovers the biological roots of the rage response and how we can protect ourselves—and others.


Our Noise

Author by : Jeff Gomez
Languange : en
Publisher by : Simon and Schuster
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Description : Craig is armed with a college degree that has so far brought him nothing, certain that something better is just around the corner but unable to encounter it. He's been cohabiting with Ashley since college, and is caught in the dilemma of whether to break up with her or give in to marriage. Meanwhile, Ashley's efforts to earn a graduate degree seem futile considering that her diploma has taken up residence under the sofa cushions. Stuck in dead-end jobs; weary of commercial, corporate, and parental influences; searching for their own identities; Ashley, Craig, and the other characters of our noise find refuge in the brash world of indie rock, thrift stores, coffee houses, zines, and cheap beers. There are Eileen, who ends up in Kitty, Virginia, by accident and forgets to leave, and the members of Bottlecap, Kitty's hometown band, trying to decide whether to sell out and go to the West Coast or continue in the life of a small band. Chipp and Randy start a zine as a way to get their blood flowing for the first time even as Dave, the struggling founder of Violent Revolution Records, works as a waiter to fund his record label. Funny, realistic, perverse, our noise captures the lives, loves, and record collections of a thrift-store-clothed group of twentysomethings trying to make their way in a real world that is nothing like what they expected.


Encyclopedia Of Violence Peace And Conflict

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Publisher by : Academic Press
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Description : The 2nd edition of Encyclopedia of Violence, Peace and Conflict provides timely and useful information about antagonism and reconciliation in all contexts of public and personal life. Building on the highly-regarded 1st edition (1999), and publishing at a time of seemingly inexorably increasing conflict and violent behaviour the world over, the Encyclopedia is an essential reference for students and scholars working in the field of peace and conflict resolution studies, and for those seeking to explore alternatives to violence and share visions and strategies for social justice and social change. Covering topics as diverse as Arms Control, Peace Movements, Child Abuse, Folklore, Terrorism and Political Assassinations, the Encyclopedia comprehensively addresses an extensive information area in 225 multi-disciplinary, cross-referenced and authoritatively authored articles. In his Preface to the 1st edition, Editor-in-Chief Lester Kurtz wrote: "The problem of violence poses such a monumental challenge at the end of the 20th century that it is surprising we have addressed it so inadequately. We have not made much progress in learning how to cooperate with one another more effectively or how to conduct our conflicts more peacefully. Instead, we have increased the lethality of our combat through revolutions in weapons technology and military training. The Encyclopedia of Violence, Peace, and Conflict is designed to help us to take stock of our knowledge concerning these crucial phenomena." Ten years on, the need for an authoritative and cross-disciplinary approach to the great issues of violence and peace seems greater than ever. More than 200 authoritative multidisciplinary articles in a 3-volume set Many brand-new articles alongside revised and updated content from the First Edition Article outline and glossary of key terms at the beginning of each article Entries arranged alphabetically for easy access Articles written by more than 200 eminent contributors from around the world


Encyclopedia Of Violence Peace Conflict A F

Author by : Lester R. Kurtz
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Description : Provides timely and useful information about antagonism and reconciliation in all contexts of public and personal life. An essential reference for students and scholars working in the field of peace and conflict resolution studies, and for those seeking to explore alternatives to violence and share visions and strategies for social justice and social change.


The End Of Memory

Author by : Miroslav Volf
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Publisher by : Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
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Description : Can one forget atrocities? Should one forgive abusers? Ought we not hope for the final reconciliation of all the wronged and all wrongdoers alike, even if it means spending eternity with perpetrators of evil? We live in an age when it is generally accepted that past wrongs -- genocides, terrorist attacks, bald personal injustices -- should be constantly remembered. But Miroslav Volf here proposes the radical idea that "letting go" of such memories -- after a certain point and under certain conditions -- may actually be the appropriate course of action. While agreeing with the claim that to remember a wrongdoing is to struggle against it, Volf notes that there are too many ways to remember wrongly, perpetuating the evil committed rather than guarding against it. In this way, the just sword of memory often severs the very good it seeks to defend. He argues that remembering rightly has implications not only for the individual but also for the wrongdoer and for the larger community. Volfs personal stories of persecution offer a compelling backdrop for his search for theological resources to make memories a wellspring of healing rather than a source of deepening pain and animosity. Controversial, thoughtful, and incisively reasoned, "The End of Memory" begins a conversation hard to ignore.


Imagining Afghanistan

Author by : Nivi Manchanda
Languange : en
Publisher by : Cambridge University Press
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Description : An innovative exploration of how colonial interventions in Afghanistan have been made possible through representations of the country as 'backward'.


Beyond Paradise

Author by : Jack Clayton Swearengen
Languange : en
Publisher by : Wipf and Stock Publishers
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Description : Technology is shaping our culture and controlling our lives--for better or for worse. Often, technology's benefits far outweigh its negative impacts, and technological advances can seem boundless. But the scientific-technological worldview tends to override other value systems. Indeed, this technological way of thinking has influenced many contemporary ideas, beliefs, values, habits, and ways of communicating. Furthermore, in addition to technology's well-known environmental impacts, social, aesthetic, and spiritual consequences are now emerging. How can we balance positive physical effects of technology with other ambiguous or negative impacts? Some of the decisions we face have no precedent from which to draw wisdom. For this reason, the resources of Scripture and the Christian tradition must be brought to bear on technological questions: How is technology used and abused today? Does technological progress lead to human progress? How can Scripture help us, both individually and collectively, to manage technology's impact in proactive ways? Swearengen uncovers a comprehensive scriptural mandate for managing technology. On his way to a theology of technology, he evaluates which advances are moving society in directions consistent with God's purposes. Beyond Paradise: Technology and the Kingdom of God aims to provide practical means for assessing technology's influence and for steering technology and its effects toward biblical ends.


Video Games And American Culture

Author by : Aaron A. Toscano
Languange : en
Publisher by : Lexington Books
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Description : Digital media are immersive technologies reflecting behaviors, attitudes, and values. The engrossing, entertaining virtual worlds video games provide are important sites for 21st century research. This book moves beyond assertions that video games cause violence by analyzing the culture that produces such material. While some popular media reinforce the idea that video games lead to violence, this book uses a cultural studies lens to reveal a more complex situation. Video games do not lead to violence, sexism, and chauvinism. Rather, Toscano argues, a violent, sexist, chauvinistic culture reproduces texts that reflect these values. Although video games have a worldwide audience, this book focuses on American culture and how this multi-billion dollar industry entertains us in our leisure time (and sometimes at work), bringing us into virtual environments where we have fun learning, fighting, discovering, and acquiring bragging rights. When politicians and moral crusaders push agendas that claim video games cause a range of social ills from obesity to mass shooting, these perspectives fail to recognize that video games reproduce hegemonic American values. This book, in contrast, focuses on what these highly entertaining cultural products tell us about who we are.


The Life And Death Of Stars

Author by : Kenneth R. Lang
Languange : en
Publisher by : Cambridge University Press
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Description : In an illustrated, accessible text, the author explains the life cycle of stars, from dense molecular clouds to the enigmatic nebulae some stars leave behind in their violent ends.


Becoming The Ultimate Human Weapon

Author by : Tim Larkin
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Description : It's the first book ever written for the everyday layperson that clearly and unemotionally makes the case for using violence as your ultimate survival tool.Controversial yet compelling it's being called "the only book of it's kind that takes you behind the scenes of true criminal violence and shows you WHAT you must do to survive it."It's not a book about techniques. In fact, there are none included. Focusing on "how" you're going to stop some thug is a critical reason almost no one has any idea how to actually survive violence.And it's the reason why this book flips everything around, starting instead with the end result and working backwards. It looks at why a criminal is so successful without any training at all. And what you must do to counter that.In short... it's like no book you've ever read.


The Ambivalence Of The Sacred

Author by : R. Scott Appleby
Languange : en
Publisher by : Rowman & Littlefield
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Description : This text explains what religious terrorists and religious peacemakers share in common and what causes them to take different paths in fighting injustice.


Is Islam A Violent Religion

Author by : Shah Ebadur Rahman Neshat
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Description : Although the opposition of Islam is as old as Islam itself is, it has assumed a formidable proportion and new dimensions in recent years. Formerly, criticism of Islam was generally theoretical and was confined to the specific geographical area where there was some kind of trouble. But in our age it has grown into a "Global War on Terror" in which terrorist attack on one country and retaliatory invasion on the other was witnessed by the world in the recent past for the first time. In this war Muslims are at the receiving end. It is alleged that Muslims are inherently prone to terrorism as their religion itself teaches them violence and so there is no point in expecting that they will ever show a civic sense, live in peace, take kindly to modernity and contribute to the progress of their society and nation.It is a matter of great satisfaction that the majority from all societies insists on the freedom of thought and practice for all. Some very strong voices defending Islam and Muslims from the East and the West have arisen from the rank of non-Muslims: some high-ranking conscientious officers have even resigned from their jobs to lodge their protest. Nevertheless, the opposition of Islam is on the rise and has taken formidable dimension. This has created a need for clarifying misunderstanding and diffusing tension which are destroying communal harmony. This book is written with this very purpose.


Origins Of Terrorism

Author by : Walter Reich
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Publisher by : Woodrow Wilson Center Press
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Description : Offers a study of the beliefs, goals, and other factors that cause groups and individuals to resort to violence to gain their political objectives.


Mary Lutyens 2 Krishnamurti The Years Of Fulfilment

Author by : J Krishnamurti
Languange : en
Publisher by : Krishnamurti Foundation Trust UK
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Description : Jiddu Krishnamurti (1895-1986) was an independent spiritual teacher writing many books such as Krishnamurti Reader: No. 1, You are the World, Commentaries on living;: First series, from the notebooks of J. Krishnamurti and many others. Mary Lutyens (1908-1999) was a British author best known for her three-volume biography of Jiddu Krishnamurti; the other volumes in this series are Krishnamurti: The Years of Awakening and Krishnamurti: The Open Door. She wrote in the Foreword to this 1983 book, "This second volume of Krishnamurti's biography, which brings the story of his life up to 1980, like the first, has, like the first, been written at his suggestion and with his full co-operation" She says, "Krishnamurti has often been asked about physical healing. He undoubtedly possesses a power of healing but has always played it down" What K was talking about was awareness from moment to moment of all that was taking place inside oneself without any effort to direct or change it---a matter of pure observation, perception, which would result in change without effort." Lutyens' sympathetic, yet detailed and critical biography is "must reading" for anyone wanting to know more about Krishnamurti.


Boys Will Be Men

Author by : Paul Kivel
Languange : en
Publisher by : Gabriola Island, B.C. : New Society Publishers
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Description : While the women's liberation movement produced dynamic changes in society's assumptions about girls' roles, little has changed about our attitude toward the role of boys. Yet the cycle of violence and oppression will not stop until boys are raised to become part of the struggle to end it. Boys will Be Men is for all parents who have a vision of a society where peace and justice exist; for parents raising their sons in economically disadvantaged communities; for feminists who feel confused about raising their sons, and for parents of color who need to add their sons' strength to their communities.


Coretta

Author by : Coretta Scott King
Languange : en
Publisher by : Henry Holt and Company
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Description : Named a Best Book of 2017 by NPR The New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice The Washington Post’s Books to Read in 2017 USA Today, “New and Noteworthy” Read it Forward, Favorite Reads of January 2017 A Parade Magazine Pick "This book is distinctly Coretta's story . . . particularly absorbing. . . generous, in a manner that is unfashionable in our culture."—New York Times Book Review “Eloquent . . . inspirational"—USA Today The life story of Coretta Scott King—wife of Martin Luther King Jr., founder of the Martin Luther King Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change (The King Center), and singular twentieth-century American civil and human rights activist—as told fully for the first time, toward the end of her life, to Rev. Dr. Barbara Reynolds. Born in 1927 to daringly enterprising parents in the Deep South, Coretta Scott had always felt called to a special purpose. While enrolled as one of the first black scholarship students recruited to Antioch College, she became politically and socially active and committed to the peace movement. As a graduate student at the New England Conservatory of Music, determined to pursue her own career as a concert singer, she met Martin Luther King Jr., a Baptist minister insistent that his wife stay home with the children. But in love and devoted to shared Christian beliefs as well as shared racial and economic justice goals, she married Dr. King, and events promptly thrust her into a maelstrom of history throughout which she was a strategic partner, a standard bearer, and so much more. As a widow and single mother of four, she worked tirelessly to found and develop The King Center as a citadel for world peace, lobbied for fifteen years for the US national holiday in honor of her husband, championed for women's, workers’ and gay rights and was a powerful international voice for nonviolence, freedom and human dignity. Coretta’s is a love story, a family saga, and the memoir of an extraordinary black woman in twentieth-century America, a brave leader who, in the face of terrorism and violent hatred, stood committed, proud, forgiving, nonviolent, and hopeful every day of her life.


The Breeder S Gazette

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Violence As Seen Through A Prism Of Color

Author by : Letha A. See
Languange : en
Publisher by : Routledge
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Description : Arguing that individual violence stems from the structure of our society and its institutions, African American educators and practitioners (including some who have experienced political violence) examine violence in prisons, schools and colleges, churches, homes, and within political and corporate structures. Subjects include poverty as a form of violence; violence against African American women in prisons; violence in predominantly white institutions of higher education; and violence in black male-female relationships. This work has been co-published simultaneously as Journal of Human Behavior in the Social Environment, vol. 4, nos. 2/3 and 4, 2001. See teaches social work at the University of Georgia. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR


Appalachian Journal

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Description : A regional studies review.


The Gift Of Fear

Author by : Gavin de Becker
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Publisher by : Little, Brown
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Description : A carjacker lurking in a shopping mall parking lot. An abusive husband pounding on the door. A disgruntled employee brandishing a gun. These days, no one is safe from the specter of violence. But according to Gavin de Becker, everyone can feel safer, act safer, be safer -- if they learn how to listen to their own sixth sense about danger. De Becker has made a career of protecting people and predicting violent behavior. His firm handles security for many of Hollywood's top celebrities -- Madonna, Michael J. Fox, Geena Davis, Brooke Shields, and John Travolta, among others, according to press reports -- and his computerized risk-assessment system helps analyze threats to members of Congress and the Supreme Court. Now, in this unprecedented guide, de Becker shares his expertise with everyone. Covering all the dangerous situations people typically face -- street crime, domestic abuse, violence in the workplace -- de Becker provides real-life examples and offers specific advice on restraining orders, self-defense, and more. But the key to self-protection, he demonstrates, is learning how to trust -- and act on -- our own intuitions. For everyone who's ever felt threatened, this book is essential reading.