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On Combat: The Psychology and Physiology of Deadly Conflict in War and in Peace Audio CD – Audiobook, CD, Unabridged


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  • Audio CD
  • Publisher: Tantor Media; Unabridged,Library - Unabridged CD edition (Jan. 4 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1452632707
  • ISBN-13: 978-1452632704
  • Product Dimensions: 17 x 2.3 x 16.3 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 363 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #3,598,666 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Lt. Col. Dave Grossman is an internationally recognized scholar, author, soldier, and speaker who is one of the world's foremost experts in the field of human aggression and the roots of violence. A former army ranger and paratrooper, he taught psychology at West Point and was a professor of military science at Arkansas State University. He is the author of the Pulitzer Prize-nominated On Killing and the coauthor of Stop Teaching Our Kids to Kill, and has presented papers before the national conventions of the American Medical Association, the American Psychiatric Association, and the American Academy of Pediatrics. Since his retirement from the Army, Lt. Col. Grossman has devoted himself full-time to teaching, writing, speaking, and research. Loren W. Christensen is a martial arts expert who served in Vietnam and spent nearly three decades in law enforcement. A professional writer since 1978, he has authored or coauthored over 40 books, including Warrior Mindset, Timing in the Fighting Arts, and The Mental Edge, as well as dozens of magazine articles. He has written on subjects including martial arts, street gangs, school shootings, and workplace violence, and edited a police newspaper for nearly eight years.


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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Chris J. Collins on May 2 2010
Format: Paperback
I have had the privilege of listening to Col Grossman talk and instruct. I had, past tense, had a signed copy of this book that I loaned and person misplaced. A book should be shared and absorbed by all, so I have no regrets other than the signed copy (personal reasons).

If I could only purchase one of Col. Grossmans books this is it. I still own "On Killing", but I enjoyed reading "On Combat" more. Col. Grossman refined his approach in this book versus previous in an easier to read format and understandings.

Ideal for any person who has been, will be involved in the fight, or supplying training, counselling in the area. Yes, it fits a wide range audience.

Definitely worth the purchase. I will again, and yes, I will loan it again.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Wrightmachineworks on April 7 2013
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Fantastic read , i work as a full time firefighter with my municipality and as a soldier with the candian primary reserves. Reading through the book i have found it to be a very good read. The auther touches on things that even as a fire fighter i and other have experianced and delt with . For example he talks about training on the simple drills and training like you play ( giving many example of how its important) so that when you are under extream pressure you will react in the way you trained . Or another example sleep deprevation and how it affects your proformance .

Only one draw back is , is that he is constatly pumping up other books . Although be it if they are as good as this one i will be impressed.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Ke Acsvin on May 16 2014
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Dave Grossman is truly the expert on this field. This book not only explains how warriors react in combat, but also how video games are programing our children to violence.
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This book will help prepare you mentally for what is possibly ahead for our society, or for any situation where you are required to defend yourself in battle, either in service to your country or in service to your family. It is well-written and a valid reference for what really goes on in battle, the stories never told by veterans for the most part. My grandfather refused to talk about WWII and his experiences. This book helped me to understand why. An excellent reference. I am glad I purchased it.
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This book should be mandatory reading for any police officer or military personnel. Having experienced first hand police shootings, this book helped me understand what I went through and how to best deal with it. I cannot recommend this book enough to all front line police officers and combat military personnel.
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I wish i would of read this book before i got into Firefighting and EMS. The descriptions of how the body reacts during immense stress is clearly articulated and extremely insightful. I believe this should be mandatory reading for anyone about to join their Armed Forces, Police Force or any First Responder roll.
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every person working law enforcement or military should read that book. It help to understand so many grey zone and tabou questions that every one of us don't dare asking, or simply don't have the answer. And how to prepare mentally to every situation.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Jeff Brownridge on Dec 22 2008
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This book is a must read for anyone considering serving in the military. It is well written without being wordy while not being overly simplistic. You should probably avoid this book if you believe that there is never a place for violence or are an ardent pacifist.
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