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Tragedy in Aurora: The Culture of Mass Shootings in America

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Tragedy in Aurora is about the 2012 murder of budding sports journalist Jessica (Jessi) Redfield Ghawi in a public mass shooting, and the widening circle of pain it inflicted on her family, friends, police, medical first responders, and others. The book is at the same time a deep examination of the causes and potential cures of the quintessential 21st century American sick ...more
Hardcover, 304 pages
Published October 31st 2019 by Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
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Rob
Jul 15, 2019 rated it liked it
First, thanks to the author, publisher, and NetGalley for the Advance Readers Copy of TRAGEDY IN AURORA: THE CULTURE OF MASS SHOOTINGS IN AMERICA. I wanted to read this book to gain a better understanding of the psychological profile of a mass shooter. However, what I got was a long and detailed history of the 2nd Amendment vs. gun control debate in America, with exhaustive analysis of how each side got to where it is today. There were some good insights related to the pro-gun / NRA lobby's orga ...more
Jen Juenke
Jun 03, 2019 rated it liked it
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The title of this book is very misleading. I was hoping for an indepth look at what happened in the movie theater in Aurora and the aftermath.
Instead this book is a brief overview of some of the mass murders in the United States. Focusing on the Assault Rifle, Charles Whitman, and then the fragmentation of the gun control advocates.
When the author does mention the Phillips its very brief and I felt very disjointed to where it was inserted in the story.
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