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Never Again: A Self-Defense Guide for the Flying Public Paperback – February, 2004


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 186 pages
  • Publisher: Brown Books (February 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0974459720
  • ISBN-13: 978-0974459721
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 5.5 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 10.4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,795,497 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"... responsible citizens will learn to defend themselves ... It should be read by everyone who flies." -- Joseph Farah, Editor and CEO, WorldNetDaily

"As a woman, I needed this book and am more confident as a result of reading it ..." -- Vicki McKenna, Upfront with Vicki McKenna, News/Talk 1310 WIBA

"In these security-conscious times, a little knowledge can go a long way." -- Sandy Edry, Newsweek

"It sheds light on the dark question today’s air travelers face ..." -- Michael Conlon, “Away on Business,” Reuters

"This is tough stuff . . . a no-nonsense guide to instruct airline passengers on how to handle themselves ..." -- Joe Sharkey, "On The Road", New York Times

From the Back Cover

"I have been professionally associated with Tommy Hamilton for over fifteen years. He is a well qualified police instructor. The techniques in this book are simple, easy to understand and very effective. I highly recommend this book to all who desire to protect themselves."

Tom Shehan, Chief of Police Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport Department of Public Safety

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If you are looking to learn some basic self-defense techniques that can be easily used on a daily basis, this book is a must have!
Scott Williams
We were very impressed with the backgrounds of the authors and further impressed with the book's content.
PilotSafetyCorp

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

13 of 15 people found the following review helpful By H. B. Williamson on August 30, 2004
Format: Paperback
I had high hopes for this book. I share similar backgrounds with each of the authors. I am a pilot for a major airline, a former police officer and a former Marine Officer. I have trained in numerous martial arts and self-defense systems over the last 20 years. I have worked with the government, industry and unions on aircrew self-defense training issues.

My problems with this book fall into three areas; production quality, concept, and techniques.

First, and least of my concerns is the production quality. The book looks and reads like the average martial arts guide---black and white photos with scanty explanations.

The book attempts to teach control techniques. For example, a pain compliance technique is shown for removing a passenger from his seat. But why would a crewmember want to forcibly remove a non-violent passenger from his seat? Save that for the law enforcement officers on the ground. The threat is terrorism, not non-compliant passengers.

If we think we can "control" a terrorist by causing him pain we have already lost. Extreme violence can only be met with extreme violence---to teach anything else is dangerous.

Many of the techniques in the book are simply inappropriate for flight crews. Of the remaining techniques, many are patently flawed. In particular, the knife defense section contains an assortment of techniques, none of which have the defender maintaining direct control of the knife. This means that if any part of the technique fails, the defender gets cut.

The strikes shown in the book are all shown with large wind-ups prior to the actual strike. Even if the tight confines of an aircraft allowed room for this, it telegraphs one's intentions, decreasing the effectiveness of the strike.
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9 of 12 people found the following review helpful By DivPubSafety on May 10, 2004
Format: Paperback
After hearing an outstanding radio interview with the authors of Never Again, our department decided to buy a few copies. To our delight, the book was everything hyped-up to be. The book goes through a step-by-step detailed instructional lesson on many aspects of self-defense which would be great for the everyday person, flying public, families and teenage children. We have issued copies to all personnel in the department and have recommended it to many other agencies. We want to thank the authors for a "Job Well Done!"
EAS EOD Corp.
Special Operations Unit
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8 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Dankman on August 23, 2004
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This is one of worst books on self defense that I have ever read. Now I know that anything can get published. Anyone with even half decent Judo or jiu-jitsu or just a pissed off dude would be able to destroy anyone trying this garbage. After you pinch their lips or try the knee strike to the thigh, get ready for the real attack. All you will have done is irritate the guy. BOHICA!

Not one effective strangle in the whole book. Nothing on restraining a hijacker after they have been neutralized. At least show how to use a neck tie or a scarf to secure their hands after they have been rendered unconscious. Only problem is this book doesn't have any techniques that would put someone out.

Your better off with nothing. All this book does is going to do is give you a false sense of confidence.
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8 of 11 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on May 3, 2004
Format: Paperback
I work for a major airline! I'm recommending the purchase of the book to friends, family and the air flying community. As an Attendant, my dealings with flying our patrons/customers has been sorted and varied. Scares, while in the air, certainly have occurred. This book is wonderfully concise. It is a great manual to be able to refer to time and time again. The pictures provide easy to follow anatomies of the moves. Would love to see the airline provide a hands-on self-defense course for us all based on the moves in the book. I've not yet had to apply any of the moves but I feel so comfortable with the feeling that: "I can!" To the authors: "Thank you! Long overdo"
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"Confident"
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Captain Don Miller on May 6, 2004
Format: Paperback
This has to be the BEST Self-defense Guide Ever! It should be require that every crew member and passenger review this well written with easy to follow pictures of self-defense control tactics and techniques. As a Captain for a major airline, I can only hope my Flight Attendants and passengers are this well prepared! Thanks to all who put this book together-NEVER AGAIN!
Capt Don Miller/ORD
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4 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Scott Williams on March 15, 2004
Format: Paperback
We have read several self-defense books and have enjoyed them all. Our staff found this one book almost impossible to put down! The book covers a wide range of techniques that can be used by the people actively flying on commercial jetliners and for the everyday person walking down the street that feel the need for self-protection. The authors did a wonderful job of getting the basic elements of self-defense to fit together so that the techniques used in this book could be understood and implemented by everyone including teenagers. In the ever-changing world we live, self-protection in the sky and on the road is a must! If you are looking to learn some basic self-defense techniques that can be easily used on a daily basis, this book is a must have! One of these easy to learn self-defense techniques could save your life one day. Don't wait get your copy today!
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