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Warnings Unheeded: Twin Tragedies at Fairchild Air Force Base
by Andy Brown

Language

English

Pages

380

Publication Date

November 25, 2016

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<strong>The base psychiatrist knew the airman was dangerous.</strong><br />“This is the kind of patient who … one day … he’s going to come back and kill you.”<br /><strong>Aircrews knew the rogue pilot was dangerous.</strong><br />“We predicted the worst air-show disaster in history when we found out that he was gonna fly.”<br /><br /><p><strong>On 20 June 1994, a former airman sought vengeance with a rifle at the Fairchild Air Force Base hospital. Four days later a rogue pilot crashed a B-52 outside of Fairchild's Nuclear Weapon Storage Area. Both tragedies had been predicted and repeatedly warned about. Those warnings went unheeded.</strong></p><br /><p>Warnings Unheeded is a rare look inside the troubled mind of a would-be active shooter. It is an exclusive look at a talented pilot whose dangerous flying prompted aircrews to refuse to fly with him. It is a look at the leadership culture that allowed both men to travel unchecked on the pathway toward destruction.</p><br /><p>This unique true-crime book reads like a suspense novel, densely packed with details garnered from medical records, police reports and first-hand accounts obtained from journal entries, letters, witness statements and personal interviews. These empowering stories detail the heroic response to the tragedies, the events that lead up to them, the precursors of violence and disaster and the traumatic aftermath.</p><br /><p>Written by Andy Brown, the man who ended the hospital killing spree. Brown's narrative focuses mainly on others, including the heroic life-saving actions of hospital patrons and staff, but he also describes the preparations he made which enabled him to win a pistol-versus-rifle gunfight as well as his own experience with the effects of trauma.</p><br /><p><i>"An amazing book. An instant classic. Staff Sergeant Brown is a true guardian who saved countless lives with supernatural marksmanship skill in a moment of great need, but he has also proven himself to be a true warrior-wordsmith who will save even more lives, as the lessons from this book are learned and applied in our current violent times. Absolutely “required reading” for law enforcement and mental health professionals, but also profoundly valuable for anyone who wants to understand violence and mental illness in our society today."</i><br /><strong>—Lt Col Dave Grossman (US Army, retired)<br />Author of <i>On Combat</i>, <i>On Killing</i>, and <i>Assassination Generation</i></strong></p><br /><br /><p><i>"There are specific lessons in this book that can help us to prevent lethal tragedy. Lessons for bosses, subordinates, and coworkers. Lessons for law enforcement, and for psychologists, and for human resources personnel. But there are also general lessons for all of us that can save lives, though perhaps not so dramatically nor so heroically as Andy Brown saving uncounted lives when he 'rode to the sound of the guns.'”</i><br /><strong>—From the Foreword written by Massad Ayoob</strong></p><br /><br /><p><i>“In vivid and thoroughly researched detail, Andy Brown masterfully weaves two tragic stories … this is an important and well-written read.”</i><br /><strong>—Gregory K. Moffatt, Ph.D., Author of <i>Blind-Sided: Homicide Where it is Least Expected</i> and <i>A Violent Heart</i></strong></p>
Travel Medicine: Expert Consult - Online and Print
by , Hans D. Nothdurft

Language

English

Pages

576

Publication Date

November 11, 2012

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<p><b><i>Travel Medicine, 3rd Edition</i></b>, by Dr. Jay S. Keystone, Dr. Phyllis E. Kozarsky, Dr. David O. Freedman, Dr. Hans D. Nothdruft, and Dr. Bradley A. Connor,<b> </b>prepares you and your patients for<b> <i>any</i> travel-related illness </b>they may encounter. Consult this one-stop resource for<b> best practices</b> on everything from <b>immunizations and pre-travel advice</b> to <b>essential post-travel screening</b>. From domestic cruises to far-flung destinations, this highly regarded guide offers <b>a wealth of practical guidance</b> on all aspects of travel medicine.</p><ul><li><b>Consult this title on your favorite e-reader</b> with intuitive search tools and adjustable font sizes. <b>Elsevier eBooks</b> provide instant portable access to your entire library, no matter what device you're using or where you're located.</li> <ul><b></ul><li>Benefit from the advice of international experts</b> on the full range of travel-related illnesses, including cruise travel, bird flu, SARS, traveler’s diarrhea, malaria, environmental problems, and much more.</li><li><b>Prepare for the travel medicine examination</b> with convenient cross references for the ISTM "body of knowledge" to specific chapters and/or passages in the book.</li></ul><ul><b><li>Effectively protect your patients before they travel</b> with new information on immunizations and emerging and re-emerging disease strains, including traveler's thrombosis.</li><li><b>Update your knowledge of remote destinations</b> and the unique perils they present.</li><li><b>Stay abreast of best practices for key patient populations</b>, with new chapters on the migrant patient, humanitarian aid workers, medical tourism, and mass gatherings, as well as updated information on pediatric and adolescent patients.</li></ul>
No Immediate Danger: Volume One of Carbon Ideologies
by William T. Vollmann

Language

English

Pages

623

Publication Date

April 10, 2018

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<b>“The most honest book about climate change yet.” —<i>The Atlantic</i><br /><br />“<b>The <i>Infinite Jest</i> of climate books.” —<i>The Baffler</i></b><br /><br />A timely, eye-opening book about climate change and energy generation that focuses on the consequences of nuclear power production, from award-winning author William T. Vollmann</b><br /><br />In his nonfiction, William T. Vollmann has won acclaim as a singular voice tackling some of the most important issues of our age, from poverty to violence to the dark soul of American imperialism as it has played out on the U.S./Mexico border. Now, Vollmann turns to a topic that will define the generations to come--the factors and human actions that have led to global warming. Vollmann begins <i>No Immediate Danger</i>, the first volume of <i>Carbon Ideologies</i>, by examining and quantifying the many causes of climate change, from industrial manufacturing and agricultural practices to fossil fuel extraction, economic demand for electric power, and the justifiable yearning of people all over the world to live in comfort. Turning to nuclear power first, Vollmann then recounts multiple visits that he made at significant personal risk over the course of seven years to the contaminated no-go zones and sad ghost towns of Fukushima, Japan, beginning shortly after the tsunami and reactor meltdowns of 2011. Equipped first only with a dosimeter and then with a scintillation counter, he measured radiation and interviewed tsunami victims, nuclear evacuees, anti-nuclear organizers and pro-nuclear utility workers.<br /><br />Featuring Vollmann's signature wide learning, sardonic wit, and encyclopedic research,<i> No Immediate Danger</i>, whose title co-opts the reassuring mantra of official Japanese energy experts, builds up a powerful, sobering picture of the ongoing nightmare of Fukushima.
Deep Survival: Who Lives, Who Dies, and Why
by Laurence Gonzales

Language

English

Pages

327

Publication Date

January 10, 2017

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<p><strong>“Unique among survival books . . . stunning . . . enthralling. <em>Deep Survival</em> makes compelling, and chilling, reading.”—<em>Denver Post</em></strong></p><br />Over a decade since its original publication, Laurence Gonzales’s bestselling <em>Deep Survival</em> has helped save lives from the deepest wildernesses, just as it has improved readers’ everyday lives. Its mix of adventure narrative, survival science, and practical advice has inspired everyone from business leaders to military officers, educators, and psychiatric professionals on how to take control of stress, learn to assess risk, and make better decisions under pressure. Now with a new introduction on how this book can help readers overcome any of life’s obstacles, Gonzales’s gripping narrative is set to motivate and enlighten a new generation of readers.
Dangerous Personalities: An FBI Profiler Shows You How to Identif...
by , Toni Sciarra Poynter

Language

English

Pages

258

Publication Date

October 07, 2014

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<b>What makes a narcissist go from self-involved to terrifying? In this national bestseller, Joe Navarro, a leading FBI profiler, unlocks the secrets to the personality disorders that put us all at risk. </b><br /><br /><i>“I should have known.”</i><br /><i>“How could we have missed the warning signs?”</i><br /><i>”I always thought there was something off about him.”</i><br /><br />When we wake up to new tragedies in the news every day—shootings, rampages, acts of domestic terrorism—we often blame ourselves for missing the mania lurking inside unsuspecting individuals. But how could we have known that the charismatic leader had the characteristics of a tyrant? And how can ordinary people identify threats from those who are poised to devastate their lives on a daily basis—the crazy coworkers, out-of-control family members, or relentless neighbors?<br /><br />In <i>Dangerous Personalities</i>, former FBI profiler Joe Navarro has the answers. He shows us how to identify the four most common "dangerous personalities"—the Narcissist, the Predator, the Paranoid, and the Unstable Personality— and how to analyze the potential threat level. Along the way, he provides essential tips and tricks to protect ourselves both immediately and in the long-term, as well as how to heal the trauma of being exposed to the destructive egos in our world.
100 Deadly Skills: The SEAL Operative's Guide to Eluding Pursuers...
by Clint Emerson

Language

English

Pages

272

Publication Date

October 13, 2015

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A hands-on, practical survival guide from retired Navy SEAL Clint Emerson—adapted for civilians from actual special forces operations—to eluding pursuers, evading capture, and surviving any dangerous situation.<BR><BR>In today’s increasingly dangerous world, threats to your personal safety are everywhere. From acts of terror to mass shootings, and from the unseen (and sometimes virtual) matrix of everyday crime, danger is no longer confined to dark alleys or unstable regions. Potentially life-threatening circumstances can arise anywhere, anytime, and Clint Emerson—former Navy SEAL—wants you to be prepared.<BR> <BR><i>100 Deadly Skills </i>contains proven self-defense skills, evasion tactics, and immobilizing maneuvers—modified from the world of black ops—to help you take action in numerous “worst case” scenarios from escaping a locked trunk, to making an improvised Taser, to tricking facial recognition software. With easy-to-understand instructions and illustrations, Emerson outlines in detail many life-saving strategies and teaches you how to think and act like a member of the special forces.<BR> <BR>This complete course in survival teaches you how to prevent tracking, evade a kidnapping, elude an active shooter, rappel down the side of a building, immobilize a bad guy, protect yourself against cyber-criminals, and much more—all using low-tech to “no-tech” methods. Clear, detailed, and presented in an easy-to-understand and execute format, <i>100 Deadly Skills</i> is an invaluable resource. Because let’s face it, when danger is imminent, you don’t have time for complicated instructions.
Survival Medicine & First Aid: The Leading Prepper's Guide to Sur...
by Beau Griffin

Language

English

Pages

120

Publication Date

October 06, 2016

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<u>February 2017 Edition</u> (layout issues fixed)<br /><h1>* * * FOR A LIMITED TIME ONLY * * *<br />Buy the Paperback and Get the eBook for FREE!</h1><h1><b>Survival Medicine that Works</b></h1><p><b>In a Post-Disaster World, You Can Be Worth Your Weight in Gold as the Only Survivor with Medical Knowledge</b></p><p></p><p>After a disaster, there’s a single, vital skill that very few survivors will have. Fighters and builders are important, but there is no survivor so valuable and sought after as the one who can help out when illness or injury strikes.</p><p>As any good prepper knows, thinking ahead and planning ahead will enable you to live a good and healthy life completely off the grid. The ability to care for the sick and injured? That’s one of the most important preparations you can make.</p><h2>I’ve Spent My Life Honing My Own Skills as a Survivalist, and Now I’m Here to Show YOU How You Can KEEP YOUR LOVED ONES HEALTHY AND ALIVE</h2><p>Hi, I’m Beau Griffin. I’m an expert survivalist and I’ve had a lot of practice at living off the beaten path, making my way with nothing but a set of basic tools and my own experience to sustain me. I’ve tested out the territory and learned by doing and now I am here to put that knowledge to good use: teaching you how to be the emergency responder that you and your loved ones will NEED after a disaster.</p><h2>Give Me ONE DAY and I’ll DOUBLE Your Chances of Survival</h2><p>Give me a week and you’ll have a broad knowledge and understanding of the emergencies you are likely to encounter in a post-disaster world.</p><p>In this book, we’ll cover:</p><p>·         The golden rules of a first response to make sure your patient survives</p><p>·         The key items you’ll want to include in your disaster first aid kit</p><p>·         How to diagnose common maladies and injuries – and how to help</p><p>·         And much, MUCH more.</p><h2>If You Don't Read This Guide, You Risk LOSING LIVES TO ACCIDENT AND INJURY in a Post-disaster World</h2><p>The medical techniques in this guide have been proven to work – thousands of times over! I’m going to show you how you can be prepared for the inevitable illness and accidents that will occur after a disaster.</p><p>All it takes is time, attention and practice to transform the knowledge within these pages into a basic knowledge of first aid and diagnosis that will save more lives than you might think once medical assistance is no longer available.</p><h2>See the Difference in One Week... or Your Money Back!</h2><p>If you follow the chapters in this guide and feel no more equipped to respond to a post-disaster incident, simply click one button within 7 days and Amazon will return 100% of your money. That’s how sure I am that I have the answer to your problem – I CAN help you save lives once the grid goes down.</p><p>Just scroll up and <b>click the BUY NOW button</b> to start preparing your post-disaster medical skills, today!</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
How to Stay Alive: The Ultimate Survival Guide for Any Situation
by Bear Grylls

Language

English

Pages

448

Publication Date

September 25, 2018

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<p><strong>The ultimate survival guide from Bear Brylls, former Special Forces soldier and #1 world-renowned "King of Survival" (<em>Outside</em>)</strong></p><p>For more than a decade, Bear Grylls has introduced TV viewers to the most dramatic wilderness survival situations, through his hit shows such as <em>Man Vs. Wild</em>. Now, with <em>How to Stay Alive</em>, Bear reveals to readers his full toolkit of survival tactics, from everyday basics like avoiding blisters to once-in-a-lifetime events like surviving a kidnapping.</p><p>Opening with the most essential survival skills—assembling your survival kit, making a fire, building a shelter—and then moving on to more specific situations, such as escaping fire, dealing with harsh terrain, and handling medical emergencies, Grylls is a sure guide for any type of disaster situation. Readers will learn how to survive in a life raft, land a helicopter in an emergency, treat hypothermia and frostbite, escape from quicksand, and numerous other lifesaving tips.</p><p>Richly illustrated with diagrams throughout, <em>How to Stay Alive</em> will be the definitive outdoor survival tome for years to come.</p>
SAS Survival Handbook, Third Edition: The Ultimate Guide to Survi...
by John 'Lofty' Wiseman

Language

English

Pages

579

Publication Date

November 11, 2014

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<p><strong>The ultimate guide to surviving anywhere, now updated with more than 100 pages of additional material, including a new chapter on urban survival </strong></p><p><strong>"A classic. ... Addresses every conceivable disaster scenario. Don’t leave home without it” <em>—</em><em>Outside</em></strong></p><p>Revised to reflect the latest in survival knowledge and technology, and covering new topics such as urban survival and terrorism, the multimillion-copy worldwide bestseller <em>SAS Survival Handbook</em> by John "Lofty" Wiseman is the definitive resource for all campers, hikers, and outdoor adventurers. From basic campcraft and navigation to fear management and strategies for coping with any type of disaster, this complete course includes:</p><p>Being prepared: Understanding basic survival skills, like reading the weather, and preparation essentials, such as a pocket survival kit.</p><p>Making camp: Finding the best location, constructing the appropriate shelter, organizing camp, staying warm, and creating tools.</p><p>Food: What to eat, what to avoid, where to find it, and how to prepare it.</p><p>First aid: A comprehensive course in emergency/wilderness medicine, including how to maximize survival in any climate or when injured.</p><p>Disaster survival: How to react in the face of natural disasters and hostile situations—and how to survive if all services and supplies are cut off.</p><p>Self-defense: Arming yourself with basic hand-to-hand combat techniques.</p><p>Security: Protecting your family and property from intrusion, break-ins, and theft.</p><p>Climate & terrain: Overcoming any location, from the tropics to the poles, from the desert to the mountains and sea.</p>
When Violence Is the Answer: Learning How to Do What It Takes Whe...
by Tim Larkin

Language

English

Pages

279

Publication Date

September 05, 2017

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<b><i>In a civilized society, violence is rarely the answer. But when it is-it's the <u>only</u> answer. </i></b><br /><br />The sound of breaking glass downstairs in the middle of the night. <br /><br />The words, "Move and you die." <br /><br />The hands on your child, or the knife to your throat. <br /><br />In this essential 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 <i>actually </i>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. <br /><br />An indispensable resource, <i>When Violence is the Answer</i> will remain with you long after you've finished reading, as the bedrock of your self-protection skills and knowledge. <br /><br />

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