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Gift of Fear And Other Survival Signals That Protect Us from Violence

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ISBN-10: 0440508835

ISBN-13: 9780440508830

Edition: N/A

Authors: Gavin De Becker

List price: $17.00
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True fear is often a signal that can save your life.  Are you listening? The baby-sitter you've just hired makes you uneasy--what should you do? You sense you are being followed --do you confront the stranger...or run? A fired employee says "You'll be sorry"--should you take him seriously? A person in the elevator you are about to enter just doesn't look right--do you wait for the next car? A date won't take "no" for an answer.  The new nanny gives a mother an uneasy feeling.  A stranger in a deserted parking lot offers unsolicited help.  The threat of violence surrounds us every day.  But we can protect ourselves, by learning to trust--and act on--our gut instincts. In this…    
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Book details

List price: $17.00
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 5/11/1999
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 384
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.682
Language: English

Gavin de Becker is a personal security expert and leading authority on crime and violence predictions. De Becker was the Director of the Special Services Group during Reagan's presidency, and also served on the President's Advisory Board at the U. S. Department of Justice and on the domestic Violence Council Advisory Board. He wrote The Gift of Fear: Survival Signals That Protect Us From Violence, a book about trusting instincts in order to avoid dangerous situations. De Becker has written many articles and papers about his expertise and has appeared on such TV shows as The Larry King Show, The Oprah Winfrey Show, and 60 Minutes. De Becker was appointed to the President's Advisory Board at…    

In the Presence of Danger
The Technology of Intuition
The Academy of Prediction
Survival Signals
Imperfect Strangers
High-Stakes Predictions
Promises to Kill (Understanding threats)
Persistence, Persistence (Dealing with people who refuse to let go)
Occupational Hazards (Violence in the workplace)
Intimate Enemies (Domestic violence)
"I Was Trying to Let Him Down Easy" (Date stalking)
Fear of Children (Violent children)
Better to Be Wanted by the Police Than Not to Be Wanted at All (Attacks against public figures)
Extreme Hazards
The Gift of Fear
Epilogue
Acknowledgments
Appendixes
Recommended Reading
Index