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The Gift of Fear
by Gavin de Becker

An instant #1 National Bestseller, The Gift of Fear reveals practical lessons from Gavin de Becker’s decades of studying violence. The book appeared on the New York Times bestseller list for seventeen weeks and has been published in 13 languages. In 2008, Oprah Winfrey did a special show commemorating the 10th Anniversary of its publication, and the book was featured several other times on her show, as well as two full hours on Larry King Live, three weeks in a row on Prime Time Live, two center pages in Time Magazine, among many others.

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Protecting The Gift
by Gavin de Becker

In Protecting the Gift, Gavin de Becker shares with readers his remarkable insight into human behavior, providing them with a fascinating look at how human predators work and how they select their targets and most important, how parents can protect their children. He offers the comforting knowledge that, like every creature on earth, human beings can predict violent behavior. In fact, he says, parents are hardwired to do just that.

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Fear Less
by Gavin de Becker

In this age of uncertainty we are all looking for answers. While we may not be able to stop terrorism, we can stop terror. Fear Less shows readers how to manage their own fear and enhance their own safety. It answers the questions we are currently asking. Where can I be safe? What is the risk of further attacks? How can I protect my family? Is it okay to be afraid? What should I avoid? At this moment, its hard to imagine a more important, more comforting, and more necessary book. The world may not be all right, but you can be, with Fear Less.

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Just 2 Seconds
by Gavin de Becker, Tom Taylor, Jeff Marquart

Mahatma Gandhi, Indira Gandhi, Anwar Sadat, John Lennon, Israel's Prime Minister Rabin, Pakistan's Benazir Bhutto. From start to finish, all of these attacks combined took place in less than one minute. And the hundreds of attacks studied for this book, all of them combined, took place in less than a half-hour. Those thirty minutes, surely the most influential in world history, offer important insights that can help today's protectors defeat tomorrow's attackers.

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On Combat
by Dave Grossman, Loren W. Christensen
Foreword by Gavin de Becker

On Combat looks at what happens to the human body under the stresses of deadly battle the impact on the nervous system, heart, breathing, visual and auditory perception, memory - then discusses new research findings as to what measures warriors can take to prevent such debilitations so they can stay in the fight, survive, and win.

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Dodging Bullets: A Strategic Guide to World-class Protection
by Thomas A. Taylor

Thomas Taylor outlines the standards for anyone involved in the protection industry. Throughout the book, he uses examples of both successful and failed assassination attempts to demonstrate what a bodyguard should and should not do.

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On Killing
by Dave Grossman

Drawing on interviews, published personal accounts and academic studies, Grossman investigates the psychology of killing in combat.

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Stop Teaching Our Kids to Kill
by Dave Grossman

Authors Lt. Col. Dave Grossman and Gloria DeGaetano offer incontrovertible evidence, much of it based on recent major scientific studies and empirical research, that movies, TV, and video games are not just conditioning children to be violent-and unaware of the consequences of that violence-but are teaching the very mechanics of killing.

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Someone, Somewhere: Encounters with People and Places
by Roman Pryjomko

Geographer and prolific traveller, Roman Pryjomko takes the reader across the world - from Pakistan to Zimbabwe and the Middle East to South Africa - describing his personal encounters with extraordinary people and places.

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Paradigm of the Moral Warrior
by Dave Rose and Rocky Warren

Dedicated to those who understand that the remedy for predatory violence is the sharpened mind directing the trained body.

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Innocent Targets: When Terrorism Comes to School
by Michael Dorn, Chris Dorn

Tracing the history of school related terrorist attacks in twelve countries to Beslan and its aftermath, the renowned father and son co-authoring team invoke the counsel of other top experts in evaluating this timely, emotional and critical subject.

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Mortal Shield
by Thomas A. Taylor
Foreword by Gavin de Becker

The fiction thriller Mortal Shield, by protection-expert Thomas Taylor, delves into the hearts and minds of bodyguards, the dignitaries they protect, and the opponents they attempt to foil. Mortal Shield is a realistic and spellbinding portrayal of protection work, which captures the everyday challenge of guarding high-level VIPs.

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