On Combat looks at what happens to the human body under the stresses of deadly battle and the impact on the nervous system, heart, breathing, visual and auditory perception, memory - then discusses new research findings as to what measure warriors can take to prevent such debilitations, so they can stay in the fight, survive, and win. A brief but insightful look at history shows the evolution of combat, the development of the physical and psychological leverage that enables humans to kill other humans, followed by an objective examination of domestic violence in America. The authors reveal the nature of the warrior, brave men and women who train their minds and bodies to go to that place from which others flee.
After examining the incredible impact of a few true warriors in battle, On Combat presents new and exciting research as to how to train the mind to become inoculated to stress, fear, and even pain. Expanding on Lt. Col. Grossman's popular "bulletproof mind" presentation, the audiobook explores what really happens to the warrior after the battle, and shows how emotions, such as relief and self-blame, are natural and healthy ways to feel about having survived combat. A fresh and highly informative look at post-traumatic stress syndrome (PTSD) details how to prevent it, how to survive it should it happen, how to come out of it stronger, and how to help others who are experiencing it.
On Combat is easy to understand and powerful in scope. It is a true classic that will be listened to by new and veteran warriors for years to come.
PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your My Library section along with the audio.
©2013 Dave Grossman and Loren W. Christensen (P)2013 Hachette Audio
Insightful, helpful, applicable.
Dave Grossman brings THAT ENDING.
I won't spoil it, but in the last few seconds of the book the tone of the book goes from 55 mph to Mach freakin' 12 as the patriotism literally EXPLODES into your ears, music even starts playing! I didn't know whether to laugh or gag it was so comical.
Honestly, GREAT BOOK, but there's something to be said about that ending.
If you recommend this book to a friend you will DEFINITELY know when he or she has finished it when they jump up and yell "AMERICAAAAAAA!!!"
The seriousness and somber tone of the rest the book is almost overshadowed by the ending of this book, it just doesn't fit to me.
Every part of this book is important and I found myself rewinding a lot.
Be prepared for that ending.
"A solid read. Very informative and rivreting."
It's in the top 5 of my non-fiction list. Very informative.. I don't agree with all the author's conclusions, but it's a definite must read for people who want to understand how stress affects performance. If you are a first responder of any branch or want to understand the types of stress they encounter, this should be on your reading list.
Stories from police and military people.. Riveting.
No. But, a friend just gave me On Killing in paperback.. I am planning to start reading it soon.
No one particular moment.. There were many poignant moments in the book.
"A must read for warriors.
For all soldiers, law enforcement and civilian sheep dogs. Mindset, how to survive the fight before it comes .
Nothing beats having the book narrated by it's author you can feel the passion for the subject matter in his voice.
"Read or listen in this case"
I loved this book, it is very informative. It is a must read for military & first responders.
I am not a public servant of any kind but this should be mandatory reading for anybody who is or cares about their family and those around them!
"Best book on combat of all time!"
As a veteran this book helped me understand my experience and know how to help myself heal and heal others. My calling to be a warrior was also affirmed and strengthened.
Dave Grossman is a hero and this book will help law enforcement, military and everyday citizens. I carry everyday and this along with dave grossman's other books will prepare you for what can happen .
"if you carry a gun - you must listen to this"
A bit of a scholarly work but well worth it.
This is a must listen if you have a carry permit or have firearms in the home for defense.
BZ Col Grossman
"software over hardware"
this is a must read for those that are serious about the act and aftermath of combat
"Understanding extreme stress on the body"
This is a great book for anyone who works in extreme stress environment and understanding the effects of stress on the body, and it helps you to understand how to use the effects of stress to your advantage. This is not just a book for the military or law-enforcement it is also great for those in the medical field or any one living in a high stress environment.
It is stated in the book you do not rise to the level of expectation. But you sink to the level of your training.
It is great to have the author of the book as the narrator it is like you were at one of his seminars.
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