On Combat

On Combat
Author: Dave Grossman,Loren W. Christensen
Publsiher: Human Factor Research Group Incorporated
Total Pages: 403
Release: 2007
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: PSU:000063120769
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

On Combat Book Review:

Looks at the effect of deadly battle on the body and mind and offers new research findings to help prevent lasting adverse effects.

On Combat

On Combat
Author: Dave Grossman,Loren W. Christensen
Publsiher: Human Factor Research Group Incorporated
Total Pages: 403
Release: 2008
ISBN 10: 9780964920545
ISBN 13: 0964920549
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

On Combat Book Review:

Advertising for this marvelous work states, "a ground-breaking examination of what it takes to perform, cope and survive in the toxicity of deadly combat as a soldier in a foreign land and a police officer in the mean streets of urban America." It really is all that, and more... Outstanding isn't a strong enough word to describe it. If you are a soldier, a police officer, a martial artist, the holder of a concealed weapons permit, or just live in a bad neighborhood you really ought to read this book. Both authors really know what they're talking about, clearly able to articulate hard won wisdom in this well-written and comprehensive tome. Their thought-provoking, insightful work definitively examines every aspect of the psychology and physiology of deadly conflict.

On Spiritual Combat

On Spiritual Combat
Author: Lt. Col. Dave Grossman,Adam Davis
Publsiher: BroadStreet Publishing Group LLC
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2020-05-05
ISBN 10: 142456008X
ISBN 13: 9781424560080
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

On Spiritual Combat Book Review:

Civilization is fighting to survive tragic times. On Spiritual Combat is a spiritual warfare guide for military members, law enforcement officers, first responders, and all sheepdogs. It prepares their hearts and minds for battle, teaching them to identify, understand, and fight evil forces. Each day includes: - powerful readings - encouraging Scripture - meaningful hymns - questions for reflection -recommended reading from On Combat, the seminal resource on physical combat by Dave Grossman. With God, we will rise as virtuous Christian warriors who defend and protect the innocent, helpless, and oppressed.

On Killing

On Killing
Author: Dave Grossman
Publsiher: Open Road Media
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2014-04-01
ISBN 10: 1497629209
ISBN 13: 9781497629202
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

On Killing Book Review:

A controversial psychological examination of how soldiers’ willingness to kill has been encouraged and exploited to the detriment of contemporary civilian society. Psychologist and US Army Ranger Dave Grossman writes that the vast majority of soldiers are loath to pull the trigger in battle. Unfortunately, modern armies, using Pavlovian and operant conditioning, have developed sophisticated ways of overcoming this instinctive aversion. The mental cost for members of the military, as witnessed by the increase in post-traumatic stress, is devastating. The sociological cost for the rest of us is even worse: Contemporary civilian society, particularly the media, replicates the army’s conditioning techniques and, Grossman argues, is responsible for the rising rate of murder and violence, especially among the young. Drawing from interviews, personal accounts, and academic studies, On Killing is an important look at the techniques the military uses to overcome the powerful reluctance to kill, of how killing affects the soldier, and of the societal implications of escalating violence.

The Screen Combat Handbook

The Screen Combat Handbook
Author: Kevin Inouye
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 274
Release: 2020-05-11
ISBN 10: 1351027409
ISBN 13: 9781351027403
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Screen Combat Handbook Book Review:

The Screen Combat Handbook is an essential guide to navigating the unique challenges of putting combat on screen. Explore the process from the early stages of preproduction planning all the way through to editing and sound design, and everything in-between. This book uses practical instruction, examples, interviews, and illustrations to show how to plan, shoot, and assemble safe and effective fight sequences. It includes sections on thoughtful and practical design choices in set, wardrobe, props, and effects, preproduction planning, on-set protocol, fight choreography and coordination, shot planning and technical tricks, acting choices, effective cinematography, and impactful editing and sound design. It provides an invaluable resource for all those involved including directors, fight coordinators, actors and stunt players, and any filmmaker attempting to shoot an exciting action scene safely. Whether working on a no-budget indie production or on a professional set, this is your ultimate guide to screen combat and fight choreography.

Combat Stress Injury

Combat Stress Injury
Author: Charles R. Figley,William P. Nash
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2011-02-14
ISBN 10: 113591933X
ISBN 13: 9781135919337
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Combat Stress Injury Book Review:

Combat Stress Injury represents a definitive collection of the most current theory, research, and practice in the area of combat and operational stress management, edited by two experts in the field. In this book, Charles Figley and Bill Nash have assembled a wide-ranging group of authors (military / nonmilitary, American / international, combat veterans / trainers, and as diverse as psychiatrists / psychologists / social workers / nurses / clergy / physiologists / military scientists). The chapters in this volume collectively demonstrate that combat stress can effectively be managed through prevention and training prior to combat, stress reduction methods during operations, and desensitization programs immediately following combat exposure.

If I Die in a Combat Zone

If I Die in a Combat Zone
Author: Tim O'Brien
Publsiher: Crown
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2011-08-24
ISBN 10: 0307762920
ISBN 13: 9780307762924
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

If I Die in a Combat Zone Book Review:

A classic from the New York Times bestselling author of The Things They Carried "One of the best, most disturbing, and most powerful books about the shame that was / is Vietnam." —Minneapolis Star and Tribune Before writing his award-winning Going After Cacciato, Tim O'Brien gave us this intensely personal account of his year as a foot soldier in Vietnam. The author takes us with him to experience combat from behind an infantryman's rifle, to walk the minefields of My Lai, to crawl into the ghostly tunnels, and to explore the ambiguities of manhood and morality in a war gone terribly wrong. Beautifully written and searingly heartfelt, If I Die in a Combat Zone is a masterwork of its genre. Now with Extra Libris material, including a reader’s guide and bonus content.

A History of Contemporary Stage Combat

A History of Contemporary Stage Combat
Author: Brian LeTraunik
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 164
Release: 2020-10-20
ISBN 10: 1351382012
ISBN 13: 9781351382014
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A History of Contemporary Stage Combat Book Review:

A History of Contemporary Stage Combat chronicles the development of stage combat from the origins of the Society of British Fight Directors in 1969 to the modern day. Featuring interviews with some of the pioneers of this art form, the book analyzes how stage combat developed in response to the needs of the industry and the changing social mores in the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, the European Continent, Australia, and New Zealand. It also explores the quality of theatrical weaponry, as well as outcropping of stage combat such as intimacy design and theatrical jousting. A History of Contemporary Stage Combat is an excellent resource for actors, directors, stage combatants, theatre historians, and anyone with a love of action on stage and film.

The Art of Unarmed Stage Combat

The Art of Unarmed Stage Combat
Author: Robert Najarian
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 238
Release: 2015-12-14
ISBN 10: 1317804902
ISBN 13: 9781317804901
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Art of Unarmed Stage Combat Book Review:

The Art of Unarmed Stage Combat is your guide to the principles and techniques of theatrical violence, combining detailed discussions of the mechanics of stage fighting with the nuances of acting decisions to make fighting styles reflect character and story. Expert Fight Director Robert Najarian offers never-before-published games and exercises that will allow you to develop the skills and concepts for performing violence for stage and screen. This title utilizes a unique system of training techniques that result in stage violence that is both physically engaging for you as a performer, while remaining viscerally engaging for the audience.

Soviet Radioelectronic Combat

Soviet Radioelectronic Combat
Author: David Chizum
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 146
Release: 2019-09-27
ISBN 10: 1000312682
ISBN 13: 9781000312683
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Soviet Radioelectronic Combat Book Review:

Radioelectronic combat (REC) embraces the entire range of possibilities for manipulating the electromagnetic spectrum to military advantage. Options include electronic warfare, physical destruction of electronic targets, signals intelligence, and radio-electronic concealment and deception. Developed in the early 1970s by the Soviets, it is still poorly understood in the West. This study analyzes REC as a method of warfare with which Western military thinkers must reckon seriously at all levels of combat planning. It also provides a solid base of information on REC's origins, functional structure, and basic military goals. Equally important, it defines REC's greatest threat as conceptual rather than technological. Manipulating the electromagnetic spectrum depends more on thoughtful planning and centralized control than on sophisticated equipment¡ further, the Soviets appear to be ahead of the West in integrating the concept as an institutional part of military activity. Based primarily on Soviet sources, this book not only traces the evolution of REC but also serves as a model for understanding the development of other Soviet combat concepts.

The Combat Codes

The Combat Codes
Author: Alexander Darwin
Publsiher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Total Pages: 408
Release: 2015-10-31
ISBN 10: 9781517765064
ISBN 13: 1517765064
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Combat Codes Book Review:

The Combat Codes fuses thrilling mixed martial arts action into an immersive sci-fi world. A must-read for any fan of unarmed combat. Murray Pearson is sick of buying broken kids from the slave Circles. He's sick of training them to become skilled combatants, only to watch them break again. He's sick of reporting his failures as a talent scout to men who don't have the guts to stand in the Circles themselves. Cego doesn't understand why he's fighting. He doesn't understand the grueling training sessions he's forced to endure every day. He doesn't understand why they scream for blood when he steps into the Circle. The one thing Cego does understand is hand-to-hand combat. He was born to fight. Cego is sent down an unlikely path at Murray's side, paved with fierce competition at the world's most prestigious combat school along with the answers to his own mysterious past.

Human Factors Issues in Combat Identification

Human Factors Issues in Combat Identification
Author: Robert P Herz,Dee H Andrews,Mark B Wolf
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 398
Release: 2017-09-29
ISBN 10: 1317120191
ISBN 13: 9781317120193
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Human Factors Issues in Combat Identification Book Review:

This edited book presents an array of approaches on how human factors theory and research addresses the challenges associated with combat identification. Special emphasis is placed on reducing human error that leads to fratricide, which is the unintentional death or injury of friendly personnel by friendly weapons during an enemy engagement. Although fratricide has been a concern since humans first engaged in combat operations, it gained prominence during the Persian Gulf War. To reduce fratricide, advances in technological approaches to enhance combat identification (e.g., Blue Force Tracker) should be coupled with the application of human factors principles to reduce human error. The book brings together a diverse group of authors from academic and military researchers to government contractors and commercial developers to provide a single volume with broad appeal. Human Factors Issues in Combat Identification is intended for the larger human factors community within academia, the military and other organizations that work with the military such as government contractors and commercial developers as well as others interested in combat identification issues including military personnel and policy makers.

Sleep and Combat Related Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

Sleep and Combat Related Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
Author: Eric Vermetten,Anne Germain,Thomas C. Neylan
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 424
Release: 2017-11-29
ISBN 10: 1493971484
ISBN 13: 9781493971480
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sleep and Combat Related Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Book Review:

There are few clinical problems in the sleep medicine field that are more challenging than the sleep difficulties experienced by individuals suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). This book offers a unique, complete resource addressing all the basic concepts and clinical applications in sleep medicine in settings where combat-related PTSD is commonplace. Authored by leading international experts in the field of sleep/military medicine, Sleep and Combat-Related Post Traumatic Stress Disorder is organized in six sections and provides a broad perspective of the field, from the established theories to the most recent developments in research, including the latest neuroscientific perspectives surrounding sleep and PTSD. The result is a full assessment of sleep in relation to combat-related PTSD and a gold standard volume that is the first of its kind. This comprehensive title will be of great interest to a wide range of clinicians -- from academics and clinicians working within or in partnership with the military health care system to veteran hospital physicians and all health personnel who work with war veterans.

Chemical Warfare During the Vietnam War

Chemical Warfare During the Vietnam War
Author: D. Hank Ellison
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 216
Release: 2012-03-28
ISBN 10: 113682720X
ISBN 13: 9781136827204
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Chemical Warfare During the Vietnam War Book Review:

Chemical Warfare during the Vietnam War documents the use of antipersonnel chemical weapons throughout the Vietnam War, and explores their effectiveness under the wide variety of circumstances in which they were employed. The short, readable account follows the US program as it progressed from a focus on the humanitarian aspects of non-lethal chemicals to their use as a means of increasing and enhancing the destructiveness of traditional weapons. It also presents the efforts of the North Vietnamese to both counter US chemical operations and to develop a chemical capability of their own. This largely overlooked facet of the Vietnam War provides an opportunity for students and scholars to examine many of the potential issues surrounding the use of non-lethal chemical agents in modern military operations, and serves as a backdrop to discussion of broader issues associated with chemical warfare, including the power of public perception. Chemical Warfare during the Vietnam War is a comprehensive and thoroughly fascinating examination of riot-control agents during the Vietnam War.

Global Efforts to Combat Smoking

Global Efforts to Combat Smoking
Author: Professor Michael A Nelson,Professor Rajeev K Goel
Publsiher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
Total Pages: 156
Release: 2012-11-28
ISBN 10: 1409487539
ISBN 13: 9781409487531
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Global Efforts to Combat Smoking Book Review:

Tobacco is reported to be the second major cause of death in the world and there is ever-increasing interest in the costs of smoking, especially in the light of evidence of the health effects of second-hand smoke. This book brings together the findings of economists on the effectiveness of price and non-price policy initiatives to combat smoking and draws conclusions regarding the efficacy of the various policy measures. The authors evaluate the relative effectiveness of price-based smoking control policies (i.e. tax) in relation to non-price strategies (including advertising restrictions, sales restrictions, territorial restrictions and health warnings). They review evidence not only from the US but also from around the world, drawing important conclusions for developing countries where smoking is on the rise. The book will be essential reading for policy makers, health practitioners and researchers in health economics.

Walk in My Combat Boots

Walk in My Combat Boots
Author: James Patterson,Matt Eversmann
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2021-02-08
ISBN 10: 0316429104
ISBN 13: 9780316429108
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Walk in My Combat Boots Book Review:

"These are the stories America needs to hear about the remarkable young men and women who serve." - Admiral William H. McRaven, US Navy (Ret.). The most moving and powerful war stories ever told, by the men and women who lived them. Walk in my Combat Boots is a powerful collection crafted from hundreds of original interviews by James Patterson, the world’s #1 bestselling writer, and First Sergeant US Army (Ret.) Matt Eversmann, part of the Ranger unit portrayed in the movie Black Hawk Down. These are the brutally honest stories usually only shared amongst comrades in arms. Here, in the voices of the men and women who’ve fought overseas from Vietnam to Iraq and Afghanistan, is a rare eye-opening look into what wearing the uniform, fighting in combat, losing friends and coming home is really like. Readers who next thank a military member for their service will finally have a true understanding of what that thanks is for.

Moral Combat

Moral Combat
Author: Patrick M. Markey,Christopher J. Ferguson
Publsiher: BenBella Books, Inc.
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2017-03-21
ISBN 10: 1942952996
ISBN 13: 9781942952992
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Moral Combat Book Review:

In family rooms across America, millions of children and teenagers are playing video games, such as Call of Duty, Halo, and Grand Theft Auto, roaming violent virtual worlds—with virtual guns in their hands. In what sometimes seems like an increasingly violent world, it’s only natural to worry about the effects of all this pixelated gore. But is that concern misplaced? Authors and psychologists Patrick M. Markey and Christopher J. Ferguson say it is. The media and politicians have been sounding the alarm for years, and with every fresh tragedy involving a young perpetrator comes another flurry of articles about the dangers of violent media. The problem is this: Their fear isn’t supported by the evidence. In fact, unlike the video game–trained murder machines depicted in the press, school shooters are actually less likely to be interested in violent games than their peers. In reality, most well-adjusted children and teenagers play violent video games, all without ever exhibiting violent behavior in real life. What’s more, spikes in sales of violent games actually correspond to decreased rates of violent crime. If that surprises you, you’re not alone—the national dialogue on games and violence has been hopelessly biased. But that’s beginning to change. Scholars are finding that not only are violent games not one of society’s great evils, they may even be a force for good. In Moral Combat, Markey and Ferguson explore how video games—even the bloodiest—can have a positive impact on everything from social skills to stress, and may even make us more morally sensitive. Tracing the rise of violent games from arcades to online deathmatches, they have spent years on the front lines of the video game debate and now offer a comprehensive overview of the scientific research on gaming. With humor, complete honesty, and extensive research, they separate the myth from the medium. Moral Combat is an irreverent and informative guide to the worries—and wonders—of our violent virtual world.

Soviet Operational and Tactical Combat in Manchuria 1945

Soviet Operational and Tactical Combat in Manchuria  1945
Author: David Glantz
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 404
Release: 2003-02-27
ISBN 10: 1135774781
ISBN 13: 9781135774783
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Soviet Operational and Tactical Combat in Manchuria 1945 Book Review:

At the request of the other Allies, on 9th August 1945, a force of over 1.5 million Red Army soldiers unleashed a massive attack against the Japanese in Manchuria. Volume 2 covers the detailed course of operational and tactical fighting in virtually every combat sector.

A Good War

A Good War
Author: Seth Klein
Publsiher: ECW Press
Total Pages: 444
Release: 2020-09-01
ISBN 10: 1773055917
ISBN 13: 9781773055916
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Good War Book Review:

“This is the roadmap out of climate crisis that Canadians have been waiting for.” — Naomi Klein, activist and New York Times bestselling author of This Changes Everything and The Shock Doctrine • One of Canada’s top policy analysts provides the first full-scale blueprint for meeting our climate change commitments • Contains the results of a national poll on Canadians’ attitudes to the climate crisis • Shows that radical transformative climate action can be done, while producing jobs and reducing inequality as we retool how we live and work. • Deeply researched and targeted specifically to Canada and Canadians while providing a model that other countries could follow Canada needs to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by 50% to prevent a catastrophic 1.5 degree increase in the earth’s average temperature — assumed by many scientists to be a critical “danger line” for the planet and human life as we know it. It’s 2020, and Canada is not on track to meet our targets. To do so, we’ll need radical systemic change to how we live and work—and fast. How can we ever achieve this? Top policy analyst and author Seth Klein reveals we can do it now because we’ve done it before. During the Second World War, Canadian citizens and government remade the economy by retooling factories, transforming their workforce, and making the war effort a common cause for all Canadians to contribute to. Klein demonstrates how wartime thinking and community efforts can be repurposed today for Canada’s own Green New Deal. He shares how we can create jobs and reduce inequality while tackling our climate obligations for a climate neutral—or even climate zero—future. From enlisting broad public support for new economic models, to job creation through investment in green infrastructure, Klein shows us a bold, practical policy plan for Canada’s sustainable future. More than this: A Good War offers a remarkably hopeful message for how we can meet the defining challenge of our lives. COVID-19 has brought a previously unthinkable pace of change to the world—one which demonstrates our ability to adapt rapidly when we’re at risk. Many recent changes are what Klein proposes in these very pages. The world can, actually, turn on a dime if necessary. This is the blueprint for how to do it.

Combat Modeling

Combat Modeling
Author: Alan Washburn,Moshe Kress
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 280
Release: 2009-08-14
ISBN 10: 9781441907905
ISBN 13: 1441907904
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Combat Modeling Book Review:

"Combat Modeling" is a systematic learning resource and reference text for the quantitative analysis of combat. After a brief overview, authors Washburn and Kress present individual chapters on shooting without feedback; shooting with feedback; target defense; attrition models; game theory and wargames; search; unmanned aerial vehicles; and terror and insurgency. Three appendices provide a review of basic probability concepts, probability distributions, and Markov models; an introduction to optimization models; and a discussion of Monte-Carlo simulations. Drawing on their many years of experience at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California, Washburn and Kress have created a reference that will provide the tools and techniques for analysts involved in the underpinnings of combat decisions. This is a book that can be used as a military manual, reference book, and textbook for military courses on this vital subject.