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    The Gift of Fear: Survival Signals That Protect Us from Violence (Paperback) By (author) Gavin de Becker

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    DescriptionIn this empowering book, Gavin de Becker, the man Oprah Winfrey calls the US' 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, whose clients include top Hollywood stars and government agencies, 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 more. You can learn to spot the danger signals others miss. It might just save your life.


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    Title
    The Gift of Fear
    Subtitle
    Survival Signals That Protect Us from Violence
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Gavin de Becker
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 352
    Width: 129 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 21 mm
    Weight: 289 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780747538356
    ISBN 10: 0747538352
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: ADV
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T17.0
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    LC subject heading:
    BIC subject category V2: JMM, VS
    Libri: B-560
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 24000
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: POL019000
    DC21: 152.46
    BISAC V2.8: SOC051000, HEA021000, PSY000000, SEL000000
    Thema V1.0: VS, JMM
    Edition
    New edition
    Edition statement
    New edition
    Publisher
    Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
    Imprint name
    Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
    Publication date
    01 August 2000
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    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.
    Review quote
    "A how-to book that reads like a thriller...provocative...empowering.""--The Boston Globe" "De Becker has a lot to say about crime and the fear of crime, and he says it persuasively...his blend of empathy, reassurance and common sense wows readers.""--Newsweek" "Chilling and fascinating."--Jeffrey Toobin, author of "The Nine" "From the Paperback edition."