The Gift of Fear: Survival Signals that Protect Us from Violence

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Bloomsbury, 2000 - Electronic books - 340 pages
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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.
Through dozens of compelling examples from his own career, security expert Gavin de Becker teaches readers how to read the signs of impending danger by using their most basic - but often discouraged - survival skill- intuition. This book provides a unique combination of practical guidance on leading a safer life and profound insight into human behaviour.

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User Review  - catzkc - LibraryThing

It has some good tidbits, but I really expected a lot more given what I had heard about this book. I'd recommend giving it a once-over, but get it from the library! Also - I don't recommend the ... Read full review

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User Review  - setnahkt - LibraryThing

I don’t remember exactly why I picked up this one ; my best guess it was on the recommendation list of some other book about human nature and behavior. At any rate, The Gift of Fear is by Gavin de ... Read full review

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About the author (2000)

Gavin de Becker is a three-time US presidential appointee whose pioneering work has changed the way the US government evaluates threats to its highest officials. His firm advises many of the world's most prominent media figures, corporations and law enforcement agencies on predicting violence, and it also serves regular citizens who are victims of domestic abuse and stalking. De Becker has advised the prosecution on major cases, including the O.J. Simpson murder trial. He has testified before many legislative bodies and has successfully proposed new laws to help manage violence.

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