The Gift of Fear
Survival Signals That Protect Us from Violence
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|Format:||Paperback, 352 pages, New edition Edition|
|Published In: ||United Kingdom, 03 July 2000|
In this work, Gavin de Becker, the man Oprah Winfrey calls the US's leading expert on violent behaviour, 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 offers specific ways to protect yourself and those you love, including: how to act when approached by a stranger; when you should fear someone close to you; what to do if you are being stalked; how to uncover the source of anonymous threats or phone calls; the biggest mistake you can make with a threatening person; and many other ideas.
About the Author
Gavin de Becker is internationally regarded as a leading expert on the prediction and management of violence. In 1985, de Becker received a special award from the US Attorney General and the director of the FBI in recognition of his work in threat assessment. He is also the author of more than forty articles and white papers, co-author of CONFIDENTIAL REPORT TO MANAGEMENT: UNDERSTANDING AND PREVENTING WORKPLACE VIOLENCE and the contributing-author of STALKED.
'De Becker has a lot to say about crime and fear of crime, and he says it persuasively in THE GIFT OF FEAR. His blend of empathy, reassurance and common sense wows readers, just like it wowed the audience on Oprah' NEWSWEEK 'A modern-day survival manual for everyone in our society...This book contains wisdom that transcends traditional approaches to violence' Robert Ressler, FBI Behavioural Scientist 'A thorough and compassionate primer for people concerned about their safety and the safety of their families. This book not only empowers the reader, but also captures your attention and doesn't let go until the end' Meryl Streep
|Publisher: ||Bloomsbury Publishing PLC|
|Dimensions: ||19.0 x 12.0 x 2.0 centimeters (0.29 kg)|