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Author Larkin, Tim (Self-defense instructor), author.

Title When violence is the answer : learning how to do what it takes when your life is at stake / Tim Larkin.

Publication Info. New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2017.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Pittsburg 2nd Fl Non-Fiction  613.66 Lar    ---  Available
Edition First Edition.
Description 294 pages : illustrations, chart ; 25 cm
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Summary "In this essential new book, self-protection expert and former military intelligence officer Tim Larkin changes the way we think about violence in order to save our lives. By deconstructing our assumptions about violence--its morality, its function in modern society, how it actually works--Larkin unlocks the shackles of our own taboos and arms us with what we need to know to prevent, prepare for, and survive the unthinkable event of life-or-death violence. Through a series of harrowing true-life stories, Larkin demonstrates that violence is a tool equally effective in the hands of the "bad guy" or the "good guy"; that the person who acts first, fastest and with the full force of their body is the one who survives; and that each and every one of us is capable of being that person when our lives are at stake."
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction: In the beginning -- part 1. How to think about violence. Violence is a tool ; Social aggression versus asocial violence ; Mindset matters most ; The worst people have the best information ; When violence isn't the answer -- part 2. How to think about using violence. The best target is the one you can get ; Your brain is your deadliest weapon ; Training time ; Training to inflict injury ; In the end.
Subject Self-defense.
Self-defense -- Philosophy.
Self-defense -- Moral and ethical aspects.
Violence -- Moral and ethical aspects.
Violence -- Philosophy.
Violence -- Moral and ethical aspects.
Violence -- Psychological aspects.
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Violence in Society.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Violence in Society.
ISBN 9780316354646

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