On Killing: The Psychological Cost of Learning to Kill in War and Society

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Trade paperback. 366 pages. Bibliography, Index. Second printing. A thought provoking work by a former Army officer, now psychology professor, on man’s innate reluctance to take life and the increasing sophistication of modern armies “…using Pavlovian and operant conditioning” to overcome this aversion. The statistics provided on the reluctance of combat infantry [US} to fire their rifles from World War II through the Vietnam war will both shock and fascinate. No previous ownership marks. No spine crease. A clean, square, fresh and unmarked copy, appears unread and like new. Fine.

Additional information

Weight 1.5 lbs
ISBN

0316330116

Book Author

Grossman, Dave

Publisher

Back Bay Books

Publish Year

Publish Place

Boston

Size

8vo – over 7¾ – 9¾" tall

Book Condition

Binding Type

Soft cover

Language

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