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The Gift of Fear : Survival Signals That Protect Us from Violence - Gavin de Becker

The Gift of Fear

Survival Signals That Protect Us from Violence

Paperback Published: 3rd July 2000
ISBN: 9780747538356
Number Of Pages: 340

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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, 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. 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.

"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." " 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" " Important and provocative." --Linda A. Fairstein, sex crimes prosecutor and author " Chilling and fascinating." --Jeffrey Toobin, author of The Run of His Life: The People v. O.J. Simpson

ISBN: 9780747538356
ISBN-10: 0747538352
Audience: BAU
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 340
Published: 3rd July 2000
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.2 x 12.0  x 2.4
Weight (kg): 0.24
Edition Number: 1
Edition Type: New edition