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When incidents of extreme violence flare in America, all too often they are framed as isolated aberrations. Nothing could be further from the truth, Christopher Strain argues in Reload: Rethinking Violence in American Life. The unpleasant fact, as this highly readable study shows, is that violence is inextricably woven into the fabric of our national heritage and experience. --For example, on October 16, 1991, George Hennard crashed his 1987 Ford Ranger pickup truck into Lubya#39;s Cafeteria in Killeen, Texas, and sprayed it with ... Coleman, an expert on suicide clusters, also describes how rock star Kurt Cobain , who killed himself in 1994, apparently inspired many young ... 18 With regard to violence in a media-saturated age, there is no such thing as a localized problem.

Author:Christopher B. Strain
Publisher:Vanderbilt University Press - 2010


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