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Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 0440508835
ISBN-13: 9780440508830
Sku: 30470995
Publish Date: 4/10/2007
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 8H x 5.5L x 1T
Pages:  384
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"He had probably been watching her for a while.We aren't sure--but what we do know is that she was not his first victim." (from the first line)
"Because of my sustained look at violence, because I have predicted the behavior of murderers, stalkers, would-be assassins, rejected boyfriends, estranged husbands, angry former employees, mass killers, and others, I am called an expert. I may have learned many lessons, but my basic premise in these pages is that you too are an expert at predicting violent behavior. Like every creature, you can know when you are in the presence of danger. You have the gift of a brilliant internal guardian that stands ready to warn you of hazards and guide you through risky situations."
A personal security expert and behavioral consultant discusses the dangerous situations individuals may face, explains how to use the power of intuition to identify and avoid danger, and shares advice on restraining orders, self-defense tactics, and more. Reprint. *Author: De Becker, Gavin/ Becker, Gavin De *Subtitle: Survival Signals That Protect Us from Violence *Publication Date: 1999/06/01 *Number of Pages: 372 *Binding Type: Paperback *Language: English *Depth: 1.00 *Width: 5.50 *Height: 8.00
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True fear is often a signal that can save your life. Are you listening? The baby-sitter you've just hired makes you uneasy--what should you do? You sense you are being followed --do you confront the stranger...or run? A fired employee says "You'll be sorry"--should you take him seriously? A person in the elevator you are about to enter just doesn't look right--do you wait for the next car?A date won't take "no" for an answer. The new nanny gives a mother an uneasy feeling. A stranger in a deserted parking lot offers unsolicited help. The threat of violence surrounds us every day. But we can protect ourselves, by learning to trust--and act on--our gut instincts.In this empowering book, Gavin de Becker, the man Oprah Winfrey calls the nation's leading expert on violent behavior, shows you how to spot even subtle signs of danger--before it's too late. Shattering the myth that most violent acts are unpredictable, de Becker, whose clients include top Hollywood stars and government agencies, offers specific ways to protect yourself and those you love, to act when approached by a stranger...when you should fear someone close to you...what to do if you are being to uncover the source of anonymous threats or phone calls...the biggest mistake you can make with a threatening person...and more. Learn to spot the danger signals others miss. It might just save your life.The the man whom Oprah Winfrey calls "the nation's leading expert on violent behavior" shows how to spot even subtle signs of danger before it's too late.
High-priced security consultant Gavin De Becker advises movie stars and government agencies on "the prediction and management of violence." Here he provides his own experience-derived guide to the telltale signs of serious threat. Arguing that our own intuitive power to sense danger is diminished by the human propensity for denial, De Becker's purpose is twofold: to alert his neighbors to the existence of real dangers, and to equip them with useful guidelines for recognizing and managing potentially violent situations.


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" Becker offers a sometimes startling mixture of autobiography, anecdote, and detailed, even scholarly, examinations of the various qualities that contribute to violent situations, as well as the escalating stages that violent confrontations....His basic argument here--that all of us really do know when we are in the presence of persuasive." 5/1/97

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Product attributePublisher:   Dell Publishing Company
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