Left of Bang: How the Marine Corps' Combat Hunter Program Can Save Your Life (2020)

Left of Bang: How the Marine Corps' Combat Hunter Program Can Save Your Life Patrick Van Horne Jason Riley Shawn Coyne Steven Pressfield Left of Bang How the Marine Corps Combat Hunter Program Can Save Your Life At a time when we must adapt to the changing character of conflict this is a serious book on a serious issue that can give us the edge we need General James Mattis USMC Ret Left of Bang offers a cr
  • Title: Left of Bang: How the Marine Corps' Combat Hunter Program Can Save Your Life
  • Author: Patrick Van Horne Jason Riley Shawn Coyne Steven Pressfield
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  • Page: 288
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Left of Bang: How the Marine Corps' Combat Hunter Program Can Save Your Life Patrick Van Horne Jason Riley Shawn Coyne Steven Pressfield At a time when we must adapt to the changing character of conflict, this is a serious book on a serious issue that can give us the edge we need General James Mattis, USMC, Ret Left of Bang offers a crisp lesson in survival in which Van Horne and Riley affirm a compelling truth It s better to detect sinister intentions early than respond to violent actions late Left At a time when we must adapt to the changing character of conflict, this is a serious book on a serious issue that can give us the edge we need General James Mattis, USMC, Ret Left of Bang offers a crisp lesson in survival in which Van Horne and Riley affirm a compelling truth It s better to detect sinister intentions early than respond to violent actions late Left of Bang helps readers avoid the bang Gavin de Becker, bestselling author if The Gift of Fear Rare is the book that is immediately practical and interesting Left of Bang accomplishes this from start to finish There is something here for everyone in the people business and we are all in the people business Joe Navarro, bestselling author of What Every BODY is Saying Left of Bang is a highly important and innovative book that offers a substantial contribution to answering the challenge of Fourth Generation war 4GW William S Lind, author of Maneuver Warfare Handbook Like Sun Tzu s The Art of War, Left of Bang isn t just for the military It s a must read for anyone who has ever had a gut feeling that something s not quite right it walking down the street, sitting in a corporate boardroom, or even entering an empty home Steven Pressfield, bestselling author of The Lion s Gate, The Warrior Ethos and Gates of Fire An amazing book Applying the lessons learned during the longest war in American history, and building on seminal works like The Gift of Fear and On Combat, this book provides a framework of knowledge that will bring military, law enforcement, and individual citizens to new levels of survival mindset and performance in life and death situations Left of Bang is an instant classic Lt Colonel Dave Grossman, U.S Army Ret author of On Combat and On Killing You walk into a restaurant and get an immediate sense that you should leave You are about to step onto an elevator with a stranger and something stops you You interview a potential new employee who has the resume to do the job, but something tells you not to offer a position These scenarios all represent LEFT OF BANG, the moments before something bad happens But how many times have you talked yourself out of leaving the restaurant, getting off the elevator, or getting over your silly gut feeling about someone Is there a way to not just listen to your inner protector , but to actually increase your sensitivity to threats before they happen Legendary Marine General James Mattis asked the same question and issued a directive to operationalize the Marine Corps Combat Hunter program A comprehensive and no nonsense approach to heightening each and every one of our gifts of fear, LEFT OF BANG is the result.
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  1. Peter Bradley

    My review review R1QYZ3H9There is a lot of value in this book Foremost, the authors remind everyone to stay alert Look for anomalies If something doesn t seem to fit in, pay attention to it.The other thing of value is that it provides a language and a heuristic for thinking about the world around us, particularly the behaviors of individuals from which we infer so very much while not being able to articulate why we inferred what we inferred.I am a civil lawyer and in depositions and court exami [...]

  2. Dale

    This is the best book on situational awareness I have ever read Left of Bang details the Marine Corps Combat Hunter programs methods, which were developed to get Marines being deployed in the Middle East left of bang, able to recognize and respond to events based on non verbal and environmental signals Left of Bang takes tons of research in the field and turns it into something that anybody can use to assess what is going on around them, and take action if needed, which can range from the threat [...]

  3. Joe

    This book would have been a great read before going on a deployment to Iraq or Afghanistan This book is valuable for company grade officers and those in law enforcement Because of where I m currently at in my career, it didn t appeal to me.

  4. Matthew

    For fans of the Gift of Fear, this is a must read.It s a detailed expansion of the premises outlined in that book A substantial, thoughtful expansion and based on the program delineated for Marines I believe this is a book that should be read by everyone in the military or law enforcement I can say that confidently, but not being involved in either but it s a strong must read for civilians with an interest in the topic The book is well, written, clear, and provides a outstanding conceptual frame [...]

  5. Henry Fellows-Moss

    A treasure trove of information about situational awareness and human behavior The absorption of the material presented would be a valuable refinement of one s mother wit However, I should have liked to see effort to teach the reader More scenarios would have been helpful, for instance, especially if paired with analysis Likewise, I d have derived considerably benefit from the book if it provided exercises and discussion for the material The work would have been better if it had been both a te [...]

  6. Phan

    Don t mind the 2 stars This book has many valuable insights to learn from The reason for my rating is it is not so radically different from What Everybody Is Saying An Ex FBI Agent s Guide to Speed reading People For the 1st one third of this book, author beats around the bush, a lot.

  7. Don

    how spot bad guys, combat profiling, diffuse threat, shepherds sheep and wolves in sheep s clothing, who don t fit in, situational awareness, stages white yellow orange red and black, intuition a sense based on experience and knowledge, behaviors predict intentions, quick accurate decisions, criminal profile is reactive combat profiling is proactive, observe orient decide act, a good decision now with vigor verses perfect decision later, need tools to make good enough decisions identify few 3 cr [...]

  8. Mia

    Needs a bit of editing, as it tends to get wordy and repeats itself at times, but the information inside is great and very useful Really helped me put in perspective my day to day habits that made me vulnerable specially poignant is a paragraph about people and their phones, and how if you raise your head from your phone a bit, you will see a mass of unaware people looking at screens, not noticing the world around them Really made me turn around my phone usage habits I m also much observant now [...]

  9. Nahid

    Left of Bang explains Unite States Marine Corps combat hunter methods which were designed to help marines recognize and respond to would be hostile or hostile environment through non verbal and environmental cues This mehods can be utilized by conscious citizen too.Left of Bang is a metaphor for preventing the attack, the first shot, the explosion etc The authors advise to think about an attack on a timeline, bang is in the middle Bang is the act Bang is the IED Improvised Explosive Device explo [...]

  10. Paul Moore

    A good primer on Combat ProfilingI got this book to become aware as a concealed carry civilian Most of the book is geared towards Marines and soldiers in a counterinsurgency environment However, I do feel that some basic tools were provided to me as a civilian carrying a concealed firearm to better prepare me stay to the Left of Bang I ve learned that gunfights seemingly come out of the and happen very fast Being aware and practicing combat profiling skills may or may not help you For those of [...]

  11. Peter Taylor

    I would consider this a somewhat niche book, very much geared to professionals that engage in confrontations military, law, security, protection If you re looking for a generalized, personal experience then steer toward Gift of Fear The main effort is the detection and interception of persons intending to engage in violence Left of Bang reads like an excellently researched, written and structured Field Manual this is a compliment From higher level concepts down to detailed instructions, this bo [...]

  12. Em

    Left of Bang is not for combat warriors only It s for you on the subway, you in a bad part of town, you with the sharks in the corporate boardroom It s for your wife when she s home alone, or entering a dark parking structure, or walking with the kids on vacation overseas The book is written for Marines, but geez, women are Marines too Women can be with the sharks in the corporate boardroom Men can go on vacation with their kids A greater proportion of the readers might be men, but the writing d [...]

  13. Anne

    Left of Bang is a great book Yes, the authors spoke in MC jargon however, all acronyms are defined for civilians Though VanHorne Riley speak primarily towards those who protect us military police security , Left of Bang is essential reading for anyone who works in the public sphere and enters unfamiliar neighborhoods social workers, nurses, care workers, housekeepers, college students Looking back on my life this book would have been perfect for me after I experienced the trauma of losing my fat [...]

  14. Stephanie R.

    What a disappointment This book is nothing but a novel length advertisement for the authors training program for Marines They go on and on with testimonials about how great the techniques in the program are, how easy it was to learn, and how many lives were saved by the knowledge, but there are no examples of actual techniques There are some general ideas, but no examples of how to use this as a civilian The few case studies included are all from soldiers at war, and then they keep saying for i [...]

  15. Adam Parker

    Left of Bang is a book for any professional in the law enforcement, security, or military fields It looks at six topics dealing with human behavior and breaks them down, taking the reader on a journey of situational awareness exploration, lending vocabulary to what many of us previously could only express with the phrase gut feeling I highly recommend this book to anyone tasked with the safety of their families or communities It is short, practical, and links to a website with further resources [...]

  16. Mark

    Excellent book to cultivate the finer points of situation awareness based on six domains The Six Domains1 Kinesics2 Biometrics3 Proxemics4 Geographics5 Iconography6 AtmosphericsAlso very interesting the books teaches how to avoid catastrophic human caused events based on the9 Principles of Human Nature1 Humans are creatures of habits.2 Humans are lazy.3 Humans are lousy liars.4 Humans will run, fight or freeze.5 Humans Telegraph their Intentions.6 Humans are predictable.7.Humans are not good at [...]

  17. Dave Edlund

    This is a non fiction title that aims to share key lessons taught in the Marine Corps Combat Hunter course The goal is to identify and assess threats before a terrible event the bang rather than being relegated to reacting to the consequences Left of Bang is an insightful and fascinating exploration of human non verbal communication Useful information for everyday interactions with your professional colleagues, and it just could save your life Very useful information, too, for writers who want t [...]

  18. Ashley

    A great book on situational awareness Many times I ve had gut feelings on people, this book helped articulate what exactly felt off about the person It gives helpful lists and descriptions of what to look for with individuals and groups Knocked off a star because the book seemed to lose focus at the end, and a few sections felt tacked on even though they were helpful There also was not a complete list of everything to look for included in the book, however there are flow charts and flash cards o [...]

  19. Edgar

    This book is about a training program designed for Marines in hot zones where not being situationally aware could mean death I found this really fascinating since it not only gives its reader a primer of how to develop a thick file folder of how to sift through noise and lock onto the signs of danger, then how to respond appropriately to potential threats i.e freeze, flight or fight Highly recommend.

  20. Dee

    For those of us who prefer roads and hiking trails less traveled, situational awareness is critical This is especially true for women who travel and hike alone.Although Left of Bang is intended for military and law enforcement personnel, I read it to better understand how to read people and situations that are potentially threatening.

  21. Sunknight

    Overall well done Lots of what should be obvious common sense yet spelled out so that you are concious of the steps A bit repetitive and sometimes long wided, as though it had to be drawn out to be a book instead of a pamplet Glad I read it.

  22. Jeanne Lambrianou

    Spot onI have been hyper vigilant since 9 11, and this book has given me FOCUS I had not realized how much of this we already do on a moment to moment basis Glad to have instruction so that I can pare down my observations in a timely and useful way.

  23. Jay Phipps

    The book very nicely compliments the book Red Team by Micah Zenko They both discuss frameworks for thinking that will get you looking at problems in a different way Recommended as a book for college graduates because it will help them become grounded after four years of academic isolation.

  24. Waleed

    Using Combat Profiling techniques drafted for the USMC to train your intuition to better spot danger Good followup to The Gift of Fear.

  25. Raymond Goss

    Quick read Good overview of combat profiling and assessing situations Could have been in depth.

  26. Ten Bitcomb

    Everyone should read this The writing is very clear and approachable to civilians and the information is very distilled What s in this book can apply to many parts of life.

  27. Paul

    Vague and repetitive More of an ad for the guy s training course than anything else on its own as a book not very useful.

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