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Louis Awerbuck , Jeff Cooper , Paul Kirchner

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2.0 étoiles sur 5 Jeff Cooper is the best --- but this is a pamphlet, not a book! 5 novembre 2005
Par Dr. Steve Edwards - Publié sur Amazon.com
Format:Broché
If you're looking for information from the best in his field, Jeff Cooper is the go-to guy. But DO NOT waste your money on this "book." This is a reissue of a 1989 training presentation that Cooper developed.

While his chapter headings are good (7 principles), each "chapter" is about 2-3 pages of large print. The entire "book" contains only 28 pages on which there is reading material, and many of those pages are less than half full. And Paladin Press, usually fairly competent, apparently never bothered to proofread this mess, with missing punctuation and errors such as "50-called" instead of "so-called."

I will now give you the entire book, in less than 100 words:

Here are the seven principles of successful personal defense:

- Alertness

- Decisiveness

- Aggressiveness

- Speed

- Coolness

- Ruthlessness

- Surprise

And the one take-home nugget of insight from this book:

All of these principles must be backed up by one's SKILL with a firearm, which requires training and practice. "YOU ARE NO MORE ARMED BECAUSE YOU ARE WEARING A PISTOL THAN YOU ARE A MUSICIAN BECAUSE YOU OWN A GUITAR." This one sentence inspired me to schedule some refresher training, and to set aside some additional time on a weekly basis to practice and maintain my skills.

OK, I just saved everyone about $10, plus s+h, plus the wait for it to arrive in the mail, plus the disappointment that you didn't buy one of Jeff's other books instead. Buy a box of JHPs with good stopping power, and think of me [fondly, NOT as the imaginary target!] the next time you go to the practice range.
32 internautes sur 32 ont trouvé ce commentaire utile 
5.0 étoiles sur 5 Sage Advice in a Brief Format 5 juillet 2013
Par J. Robideau - Publié sur Amazon.com
Format:Format Kindle|Achat vérifié
Brevity has it's own value and this book fills an important niche by offering up profoundly practical advice on personal defense in a concise and unprotracted manner.

Personally, reading this short book is as close as I'll ever get to sitting down with Colonel Cooper for a short chat about his thoughts on personal defense. I can almost imagine his voice as I read this book and his personality shows through.

This book serves as a wonderful introduction to Colonel Cooper or as a personal defense primer that ANYONE can pick up and read quickly. It will leave most readers looking for more!

I would absolutely feel comfortable recommending this book to even my mother without overwhelming her. There are very few books on this subject that would do well with that assignment.

Considerations:
- Yes, there are other, more extensive works available by Colonel Cooper, but at this time only four are available for the kindle. If you are looking for something with a little more content, check out: To Ride, Shoot Straight, And Speak The Truth
- Is it worth $9.99? That's up to you. What is sage advice really worth? The book I just recommended(To Ride, Shoot Straight, And Speak the Truth) will set you back more than $25, making this book look like a steal.
- Formatting and copy-editing are definitely substandard. There are a number of spacing and punctuation errors throughout. It's not like the book is too long to properly lay-out and proof. For the price, we should be getting a polished final product and frankly, Colonel Cooper's words deserve to be treated better. These errors do not make the text unreadable, just slightly annoying.

In my opinion, the content and uniquely brief format of this book combine to trump the aforementioned considerations. I wholeheartedly recommend this book and will be buying it for my family and friends in the years to come.

If you enjoy reading about personal security and tactics, I also recommend Tactical Bible Stories: Personal Security Tips from the Bible for unique perspective and practical advice for keeping you and your family safe in dangerous times.
46 internautes sur 51 ont trouvé ce commentaire utile 
5.0 étoiles sur 5 Extremely Informative 16 novembre 1999
Par Mike Payne - Publié sur Amazon.com
Format:Broché
I thought the content of the book was excellent. It breaks down in small portions, principles of self defense that a person can apply everyday in their life. No magic, just great common sense. My only gripe is that the book is so short. It literally takes about 1/2 hour to read.
74 internautes sur 87 ont trouvé ce commentaire utile 
2.0 étoiles sur 5 Principles of Personal Defense 6 décembre 1999
Par John J. Miller - Publié sur Amazon.com
Format:Broché
O.K. The basic concepts of the book are fine. However, this is not a book. It is a magazine article in disguise. Half of the forty pages are pictures, blank, of half pages of text. Go to the library if you must read this, but save your money.
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4.0 étoiles sur 5 Excellent advice, but not really a book 19 mars 2006
Par Lodge2 - Publié sur Amazon.com
Format:Broché|Achat vérifié
This is a hard copy of a presentation. If you took out the drawings and put on 8.5x11 paper, it would probaby be only a few pages long.

That said, it is excellent advice and worthy of keeping around to read on a regular basis. I plan on giving a copy to each of my teenage kids.
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