The Mystery of the Lone Wolf Killer

The Mystery of the Lone Wolf Killer

Anders Behring Breivik and the Threat of Terror in Plain Sight

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July 22, 2011 was the darkest day in Norway's history since Nazi Germany's invasion. It was one hundred eighty-nine minutes of terror-- from the moment the bomb exploded outside a government building until Anders Behring Breivik was apprehended by the police at Utøya island. Breivik murdered seventy-seven people, most of them teenagers and young adults, and wounded hundreds more. The massacre left the world in shock. Breivik is a new type of mass murderer, and he is not alone. Indeed, he is archetype of the "lone wolf killer," often overlooked until the moment they commit their crime. He has inspired others like him, just as Breivik was inspired by Timothy McVeigh and Theodore Kaczynski. No other killer has murdered more people single handedly in one day. Adam Lanza studied Breivik's now infamous manifesto prior to his own unthinkable crime. Breivik was Lanza's role model, as he will no doubt be for others in the future who are frustrated with their societies and, most of all, their lives. Breivik is also unique as he is the only "lone wolf" killer in recent history to still be alive and in captivity. With unparalleled research and a unique international perspective, this book examines the massacre itself and why this lone-killer phenomenon is increasing worldwide.
Publisher: New York : Pegasus Crime, 2015
Edition: First Pegasus Books cloth edition
ISBN: 9781605989105
160598910X
Branch Call Number: 363.325 TURRETT
Characteristics: xx, 300 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Puckett, Kathleen M.

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StarGladiator
Mar 30, 2016

Really horrible book, many specious statements and claims throughout. And let us never forget that Ted Kacyzinski [the Unabomber] was involuntarily involved in an MK ULTRA program while he was at Harvard [Prof. Murray, the CIA asset there], which in all probability had much to do with his later performance, given that more than one mass murderer or high-volume killer had been a test subject in MK ULTRA, an unwitting test subject at that!

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roosevelt
Mar 30, 2016

This info in this book could have been told in a two or three page magazine article. Almost a waste of time reading it, I skimmed it for a while then gave up.

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