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Extremely Loud: Sound as a Weapon

3.35  ·  Rating Details  ·  17 Ratings  ·  5 Reviews
In this disturbing and wide-ranging account, acclaimed journalist Juliette Volcler looks at the long history of efforts by military and police forces to deploy sound against enemies, criminals, and law-abiding citizens. During the 2004 battle over the Iraqi city of Fallujah, U.S. Marines bolted large speakers to the roofs of their Humvees, blasting AC/DC, Eminem, and Metal ...more
Unknown Binding, 209 pages
Published May 14th 2014 by New Press (first published September 2011)
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Jerry Hanlon
Feb 15, 2015 Jerry Hanlon rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Very good in so far as it is a book that needed to be written. Sound as a weapon. Let's just say that the technology has been advanced beyond what is said to be available by governments and corporations commercially and what is mentioned in the book. The book has trouble citing references and citations because commercial websites tend to be vague concerning what has been abandoned and exaggerate what is currently available. The true capabilities of these "non-lethals" cannot be put on a corporat ...more
Christa Witfoth
Aug 29, 2013 Christa Witfoth rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book contains so much information from various studies and covers a broad range of topics nestled under the umbrella of using sound waves as a weapon or non lethal force. It was really very interesting even though it was loaded with information. It touched on proven conspiracy theories and secretive government projects such as MKUltra. It definitely opened my eyes to some of the projects that governments have their fingers into. It also touched on debunking some of the myths out there. A mu ...more
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This was an interesting book. The subject actually, is something I can relate to. I was a music major in college, and one of the pieces we had to listen to in Music History class was "Threnody to the Victims of Hiroshima" by Krzysztof Penderecki. Every time we had to listen to it, I felt like I needed to take cover.

This book goes in depth about that kind of thing, only it's not about Music History classes - it's about real life. It talks
Lee Barry
Jul 17, 2016 Lee Barry rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Equal parts fascinating and unnerving. There's so much we don't know about sound outside the liminal.
Jun 13, 2013 Jeff rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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