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Swat Teams

Explosive Face-offs With America's Deadliest Criminals

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Regular Price $27.99 CAD

Regular Price $21.99

Regular Price $27.99 CAD

This item is a preorder. Your payment method will be charged immediately, and the product is expected to ship on or around December 24, 1999. This date is subject to change due to shipping delays beyond our control.

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Dec 24, 1999

Page Count

318 Pages

ISBN-13

9780738202624

Description

Ever since Charles Whitman gunned down over a dozen innocent people in 1966 from his perch atop the University of Texas clock tower, “SWAT team” has become a household word. In this compelling book, police veteran Robert L. Snow takes us into the midst of the nation's heroic SWAT teams, allowing us to eavesdrop on harrowing negotiations between killers and cops. He gives us a balanced look at what SWAT teams do right and what they do wrong and recommends ways to improve their tactics in future hostage situations. While he gives no-holds-barred analyses of such dire failures as Waco, he also celebrates SWAT's greatest triumphs—thousands of incidents in which no one was hurt. No policeman or citizen can afford to miss this harrowing yet hopeful look at society's main weapon against sudden terror.

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