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by Kris Hollington

  • ISBN: 1846051045
  • Category: Politics
  • Author: Kris Hollington
  • Subcategory: Social Sciences
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  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Century (June 7, 2007)
  • Pages: 400 pages
  • FB2 size: 1697 kb
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  • Rating: 4.4
  • Votes: 873
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How to Kill is no dry sociology of political murder.

How to Kill is no dry sociology of political murder.

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How to Kill (Paperback). Kris Hollington (author). It is also the first book to examine the fascinating facts and figures of assassination, revealing everything from the success rate by type of weapon and the escape and survival rates of assassins to the most popular time of year and location for assassination. The definitive book on assassination, How to Kill shows that sometimes, one murder can change the world

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Assassin, noun: a person who commits murder; especially; one who murders a politically important person either for hire or from fanatical motives. Fact: between 1950 and 2000, over 4,000 assassinations were carried out - including 40 on heads of state

The definitive book on assassination, How to Kill shows that sometimes, one murder can change the world. Kris Hollington is a freelance investigative journalist living and working in London

The definitive book on assassination, How to Kill shows that sometimes, one murder can change the world. Kris Hollington is a freelance investigative journalist living and working in London. He cut his teeth writing for a European news agency (International City Magazines) based in Luxembourg. Kris also hosted a daily lunchtime radio show on Radio Luxembourg for one year. Since returning to London, he has written for The Sunday Times, The Guardian, The Evening Standard, The Voice, BBC Radio 4's File on 4 and BBC1's Panorama. He is currently co-producing a crime drama-documentary for Channel 4.

Kris Hollington is a freelance investigative journalist living and working in London. Kris also hosted a daily lunchtime radio show on Radio Luxembourg for one year

Kris Hollington is a freelance investigative journalist living and working in London.

The history of assassination is as long as it is bloody, but its results have always been unpredictable. From Julius Caesar to Alexander Litvinenko, political murder has unleashed a cascade of unforeseen consequences.

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Reviews about How to Kill (6):
SmEsH
Early in Mr. Hollington's book he refers to another tomb also titled HOW TO KILL by John Minnery. He states this book was produced by the CIA to train assassins. Well, not really, it was geared more toward the Walter Mitty type, as were all of Paladin Press' books. The HOW TO KILL 'series' (there were 6 volumes in all) was written by a Canadian locksmith named John Minnery. Paladin later combined all the volumes into one large volume titled KILL WITHOUT JOY by John Minnery.

If you decide to track down a copy of Mr. Minnery's book over at [...] or maybe even right here on Amazon, you will become a walking, talking, real life Terminator...I'm not kidding. Everything from some really fantastic ways to kill with your hands, to homemade untraceable firearms (MANY designs) to rigging some ones car to explode or clamping a bear trap over their head from behind. The poison umbrella is fully illustrated with blueprints, as are homemade bombs, ingenious ways to rig knives onto your arms to obliterate a target on the spot. Dozens and dozens of killing methods. Throwing a bucket full of gasoline and dishwashing detergent (homemade napalm) while pretending to be a window washer, then annihilating the poor dummy with a BBQ igniter, or was it flare gun?

I couldn't begin to do the original HOW TO KILL BOOK book justice. While you're at it you might as well have Netflix send over a copy of THE MECHANIC with Charles Bronson. The book and movie really tie the murderous atmosphere. It's all good clean fun of course...100% pure fiction, not meant to be taken seriously. And for the nervous Nelly's out there, kILL WITHOUT JOY by John Minnery currently sells for around $1000 per volume. I have four copies, two still shrink wrapped and I'm sorry to say, NOT for sale. It's a great book for RPG.
Gavikelv
It is a great look into the truth of politics and world history. I learned a ton reading this book, since all of my friends have been passing it around.
GoodBuyMyFriends
It was not what I was expecting.
Mautaxe
Kris Hollington certainly found a great title for his book on assassins in the later half of the 20th century, "How to Kill". Between the colourful and suggestive covers we find accounts of a series of assassinations performed in the latter half of the last century, mainly of heads of state and important politicians, including many famous victims as well as hitmen. Every chapter represents a different case and is chronologically sorted. It seems quite well researched and, according to the author anyway, much information has never been given to the public before. Which is all good.

Sadly, however, there are some minor caveats. Firstly the book reads, as another reviewer has pointed out, as a novel. The author, in an attempt to spice things up a bit no doubt, makes claims to seemingly know what people think and makes use of dramatic storytelling techniques, which, in a factual work just doesn't belong. It subtracts rather than adds. Also it reads as a long description of selected assassinations within the last 50 or 60 years, which I guess is alright, but it would have been nice with a bit more history, cases from before the 20th century. What about Julius Caesar, Abraham Lincoln, Rasputin? It would also be nice with a more in depth discussion about the motivation behind different assassinations and the psychology of assassins. There is an appendix with different data about assassins in the book, which is fun and nice, but it would have been much welcomed with a look at the meaning of this data. It tells many assassination stories, but very little about assassinations, if you know what I'm getting at.

There are, of course, many a thing one didn't know before reading this book, and it is fun to read, if for nothing else, then just the trivia knowledge. It is however greatly flawed and can therefore only warrant a 3 star rating.
Anarawield
For starters, there are the innumerable inaccuracies. In the chapter covering JFK's assassination, the author repeatedly refers to "Governor" Connally, (as "Sentator" Connally) In the Chapter covering the attempted assassination of George Wallace, the author initially and mistakenly places the killer in "Michigan," while the event actually occurred in Maryland. There are many others.

Add to this the pure supposition on the author's part. For example, there is no conclusive evidence which confirms that Joseph Stalin was killed by then-KGB Chief Lavrenti Beria. Nothing in de-classified Soviet archives reveals this 'conclusively.' Nothing. Even if toxins were found in the former USSR's leader, any number of suspects could be considered party to the crime. The author points to 'one' quote from Beria, which he uses to support his view of conclusive evidence of Beria's role as the sole assassin. So only the author's faulty application of logic belies his statement of this hypothesis as fact.

Further, the author aims to systematically rebut all 'non-conformist' theories regarding the JFK assassination. While there may be merit in highlighting some or many of the 'less-than-irrefutable' evidence in the theories of conspiracy fantacists, it has to be acknowledged that the two US Government investigations were also awash with contradictions and inaccuracies. As both sides have neither conclusively proven the merits of their position, neither can be considered 'final and accurate.' To date, the conspiracty versus non-conspiracy argument is a draw. Thus, the author's ridiculous claim that Oswald can be 'definitively' identified as the assassin is completely without merit.

The author, in general, comes across largely as someone contracted to pen a book which simply 'supports widely accepted positions of history.' He deftly dismisses all efforts to hold complicit any involvement of other individuals, governments or organisations. I'd agree that finding a conspiracy behind every event (in this case, assassinations,) borders on fantasy and more often serves only the curiousity of the cynical and suspicious. That said, to simply push all alternative forms of judicious and meritous analysis aside is simply irresponsible. For most of the assassinations covered in this book, multiple motives for the events existed. To accept that 'all' of them are simply based on what the history books have shared is naive at best.

Finally, the author has no credibility. In fact, there is no bio in the book itself. It doesn't reference his education. It doesn't reference any credentials, for instance, as a historian, law enforcement or intelligence professional. The book is a rather lively read, the type you want to begin in Laguardia and finish in LAX. As a scholarly work, it's utterly lacking.

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