I first encountered Lt. Col. Grossman's work the way many people do; as part of the curriculum of my Police Academy. At that time we had an excerpt from this text that was mandatory reading and we were encouraged by our instructors to read the full text.
I believe that this book is a must read for anyone in the military, especially combat arms, and especially important for civilian law enforcement personnel, Lt. Col Grossman's exhaustive study of this subject matter may save many lives if the reader is inclined to apply the concepts herein.
Understand the psychological and physiological aspect of lethal encounters, the training prior and the aftermath.
Quite enjoyed it, and Grossman's experience/education affords him great understanding. You can feel his conviction, the emotion in his voice as he reads out his work.
I think the anti-video-game tone is a little tired and old, but he's within his rights to that view, but that's the only real complaint that I can voice in an otherwise inspiring work.
That Dave Grossman read it.
His own emphasis.
Too many to list.
This book is to killing what "On Combat" is to combat. This is the complete book on killing, from killing in war all the way to school shootings. It is life changing because it is so in depth. Statistics are plentiful, so is the psychology and physiology behind it all.