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On Killing The Psychological Cost of Learning to Kill in War and Society ( CD)

Author:  Dave Grossman
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Format:  CD
ISBN-10: 1600245935
ISBN-13: 9781600245930
Sku: 210897507
Publish Date: 6/22/2009
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 5.75H x 5.25L x 1.5T
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A study of killing in wartime and what it means for society reveals that violent movies, TV, and video games are similar to military training programs that dehumanize the enemy.

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Kirkus Reviews
"Grossman's most valuable section is his reiteration of the special problems faced by Vietnam veterans, who came home to an often indifferent and sometimes antagonistic reception. 'Only the veterans of Vietnam,' the author rightly points out, 'have endured a concerted, organized, psychological attack by their own people.'" 08/15/1995

New York Times
"Mr. Grossman's thesis is that there is a powerful natural disinclination, even among soldiers, to the taking of human life, an in-bulit taboo against intraspecies destruction....'On Killing' includes fascinating statements from soldiers describing how they felt when did kill. It has stories of soldiers from opposite sides of a conflict tacitly melting away from one another, rather than shooting. Among Mr. Grossman's most incisive passages are those in which he describes the conditions under which the willingness to kill becomes greater." - Richard Bernstein 10/13/1995

Washington Post
"An illuminating account of how soldiers learn to kill and how they learn to live with the experience."

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