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Rampage Nation by Louis Klarevas

Rampage Nation

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Rampage Nation by Louis Klarevas
Aug 23, 2016 | 340 Pages
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“A deeply researched, clearly written study that educates while it horrifies.”

—  Kirkus Reviews

“Despite what you think you know about mass shootings in America, Louis Klarevas shows us that there is no other single violent act that causes more fatalities on domestic soil. So what can we do about it? Rampage Nation makes a compelling case for a strategic effort to address this plague. It is based on exhaustive research and presented with coolheaded analysis and much-needed perspective. From his painstaking reconstructions of tragic events, to identifying key lessons learned, Klarevas’s insights lay waste to the pundits and self-proclaimed experts who routinely misinform the public about this complex problem. Already setting a new standard for informed analysis on the subject, there is simply no better book on mass shootings than this.”

— John Horgan, PhD, professor at Georgia State University and author of The Psychology of Terrorism

“A groundbreaking study of a growing problem in the United States: mass shootings by a diverse array of individuals. Through extensive research and an engaging writing style, Klarevas provides fresh insights and offers innovative recommendations for dealing with this threat.”

— Jeffrey D. Simon, author of Lone Wolf Terrorism

“Klarevas has assembled what is known about mass shootings, plus added a great deal of new material, in this highly readable book. Do you want to really understand the effect of gun-free zones or armed civilians on mass shootings? Then you have to read this book. Rampage Nation is a tour de force that greatly expands current knowledge about mass shootings in the United States.”

— David Hemenway, PhD, professor at the Harvard School of Public Health and author of Private Guns, Public Health

“Klarevas combines analysis of a unique data set with reporting on a number of prominent cases to provide new insights into America’s scourge of mass shootings. Among much else, his evenhanded treatment helps establish the increasing frequency of mass shootings while thoroughly discrediting the claim that ‘gun-free zones’ are somehow the cause. If evidence can trump ideology, this book will become a vital guide to developing effective policy in this area.”

— Philip Cook, economist, ITT/Sanford Professor of Public Policy Studies at Duke University’s Sanford School of Public Policy, and coauthor of The Gun Debate

“Amid today’s search for an intimate understanding of mass shootings in present-day America, Rampage Nation stands out. It is uniquely immersive, with riveting humanistic and statistical data gleaned from America’s mass shootings, which serve as the foundation for plausible explanations and credible answers. I highly recommend this book!”

— Col. Gerald Massengill, Virginia State Police superintendent (ret.) and chair of the Virginia Tech Mass Shootings Review Panel

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