News - Book Reviews

December 16, 2013
Who Moved my Cheese - Kenneth Blanchard
Reviewer:      Boris B.Publication Date:  September 1, 1998 Although more analytical and skeptical readers may find the tale a little too simplistic, its beauty is that it sums up all natural history in just 94 pages: Things change. They always have changed and always will change. And while there’s no single way to deal with change, the consequence of pretending change won’t happen is always the same: The cheese runs out. The point of the story is t... Read More
December 16, 2013
Sharpening the Warriors Edge - Bruce Siddle
Reviewer:      Nanci J.Publication Date:  October 1, 1995 Sharpening the Warrior’s Edge is the first text which examines survival and combat performance from a scientific perspective. Author Bruce K. Siddle methodically brings together one hundred years of research which identifies the relationship between survival stress, the heart rate and combat performance. Most importantly, Siddle explores the psychological and spiritual components which establi... Read More
December 16, 2013
The Gift of Fear - Gavin De Becker
Reviewer:  Tysei L.Publication Date:  October 1, 1995 The Gift of Fear is a provocative read that challenges the idea that violent behavior is random and unpredictable.  Using thriller-like narrations of actual violent incidents, the author shows that the brain subconsciously picks up on subtle cues that act as precursors to a violent encounter, creating a survival signal known as fear.  The Gift of Fear empowers us by validating our intuitions and de-shrouding the myste... Read More
December 16, 2013
On Combat - Lt. Col. Dave Grossman
Reviewer:      MPS Boris B.Book Publication Date:  August 16, 2007 On Combat looks at what happens to the human body under the stresses of combat.  It discusses new research findings as to what measures law enforcement “warriors” can take to prevent such debilitations so they can stay in the fight, survive, and win.  The authors outline the evolution of combat and the nature of the brave men and women who train their minds and bodies to ov... Read More