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The Gift of Fear by [Gavin de Becker]

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"A how-to book that reads like a thriller...provocative...empowering."" The Boston Globe"
"De Becker has a lot to say about crime and the fear of crime, and he says it persuasively...his blend of empathy, reassurance and common sense wows readers."" Newsweek"
"Chilling and fascinating." Jeffrey Toobin, author of "The Nine"

"From the Paperback edition.""

" A how-to book that reads like a thriller...provocative...empowering."
--"The Boston Globe"
" De Becker has a lot to say about crime and the fear of crime, and he says it persuasively...his blend of empathy, reassurance and common sense wows readers."
--"Newsweek"
" Important and provocative."
--Linda A. Fairstein, sex crimes prosecutor and author
" Chilling and fascinating."
--Jeffrey Toobin, author of The Run of His Life: The People v. O.J. Simpson

--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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De Becker, the CEO of a firm that attempts to predict and prevent violence against individuals, shares his informed insights on enhancing personal safety. He believes that violence is part of the human condition and that America is increasingly a violent place. For example, homicide is now the leading cause of death for women in the workplace. De Becker posits that intuition is our most basic and reliable survival skill. When it produces fear?as distinct from worry or anxiety?we should pay attention. Mixing theory with case histories, he discusses stranger-to-stranger crime, obsessive admirers, employee rampages, and spousal crime, as well as the more esoteric categories of celebrity stalkers and assassins. Having suffered an abusive childhood himself, de Becker has a special empathy for victims and an acute awareness of the signs of criminal intent. A valuable contribution on a timely topic, this is recommended for public libraries.
-Gregor A. Preston, formerly with Univ. of California Lib., Davis
Copyright 1997 Reed Business Information, Inc.
--This text refers to the paperback edition.

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  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B0036Z9U2A
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Gavin de Becker (January 19, 2010)
  • Publication date ‏ : ‎ January 19, 2010
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 490 KB
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Screen Reader ‏ : ‎ Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Sticky notes ‏ : ‎ On Kindle Scribe
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 402 pages
  • Page numbers source ISBN ‏ : ‎ 0316235776
  • Customer Reviews:
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Gavin de Becker is a three-time presidential appointee whose pioneering work has changed the way our government evaluates threats to our nation's highest officials. His firm advises many of the world's most prominent media figures, corporations, and law enforcement agencies on predicting violence, and it also serves regular citizens who are victims of domestic abuse and stalking. De Becker has advised the prosecution on major cases, including the O.J. Simpson murder trial. He has testified before many legislative bodies and has successfully proposed new laws to help manage violence.

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