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From a taller tower : the rise of the American mass shooter / Seamus McGraw.

McGraw, Seamus, (author.).

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Dover Area Community Library Adults 364.15 MCG Nonfiction (Text) 34217000844456 Adult Area New On Holds Shelf -

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  • ISBN: 9781477317181
  • ISBN: 147731718X
  • Physical Description: xiii, 240 pages ; 23 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: Austin : University of Texas Press, 2021.

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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Prologue. The deepest silence there is -- The Texas sharpshooter fallacy -- Deliver us from evil -- To kill the last killer -- 'Tis not alone my inky cloak -- Jokers wild -- If you see something, say something -- A good guy with a gun -- I cling to my gun, you cling to yours -- The fog of war in peacetime -- From a taller tower -- Epilogue. The silence between gunshots.
Summary, etc.:
"This book is a deep dive into mass shootings--events in which one or more gunmen shoot more than four people--which have become increasingly common, particularly in America, over the last six decades. The book opens on a personal note, describing an event in which the author failed to protect an innocent man from violence, which he likens to our national inability to act and protect each other from these atrocities. From there, he goes back to August 1, 1966, when Charles Whitman murdered more than a dozen people with a sniper's rifle from atop the University of Texas tower. McGraw posits Whitman as the first mass shooter of the era, and uses his case to begin exploring the myths, tropes, and truths of this phenomenon"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Mass shootings > United States.
School shootings > United States.
Massacres > United States.
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