I wanted to create a library reference blog where I can provide a listing of the books I have in my library, present and past (past in that some have been lost in transit over the years). I will provide a graphic, if available, a short description, if available, and the bibliography. When possible a link to Amazon will be provided.
"Read not to contradict and confute; nor to believe and take for granted; nor to find talk and discourse; but to weigh and consider..." - Francis Bacon
Thursday, December 22, 2011
A Professional's Guide to Ending Violence Quickly
MacYoung, Marc. "A Professional's Guide to Ending Violence Quickly: How Bouncers, Bodyguards, and Other Security Professionals Handle Ugly Situations." Paladin Press. Boulder, Colorado. 1996.
Review: Do not be fooled by the word, "Professional's," as this is not a view by a lawyer, a doctor or a journeyman carpenter - this is the view of someone who lived and breathed a world of violence who became a "professional" in the sense of a body guard, bouncer and security person.
Look at it as the Yang to Rory Miller's Yin where Rory Miller worked with violence through the professional system of prison/jail officer while Marc MacYoung worked the street then those interface professionals to mediate trouble between customers and clients with potential violent people and situations.
Marc MacYoung has a unique way of "splainin" things which is enjoyable, entertaining and instructional. A big emphasis on the instructional part. This book as with all the books of both are great for your personal library.