Summary: In this book, domestic violence expert Lundy Bancroft uses his perspective as a therapist for abusive and controlling men to help women, their children, and other family members who have been touched by abuse understand why abusers behave the way they do and what can be done about it. Bancroft teaches women how to survive and improve an abusive relationship; how to determine how dangerous an...
Publisher / Publication Date: Putnam's Sons 2002
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Summary: "An award-winning journalist's intimate investigation of the true scope of domestic violence, revealing how the roots of America's most pressing social crises are buried in abuse that happens behind closed doors. We call it domestic violence. We call it private violence. Sometimes we call it intimate terrorism. But whatever we call it, we generally do not believe it has anything at all to do...
Publisher / Publication Date: Bloomsbury Publishing Inc. 2019
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Summary: "In this brave and beautiful memoir...a woman chronicles how her marriage devolved from a love story into a shocking tale of abuse--examining the tenderness and violence entwined in the relationship, why she endured years of physical and emotional pain, and how she eventually broke free."--
Publisher / Publication Date: Harper, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers 2018
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Summary: Describes the author's early experiences of abuse at the hands of Michael Grant, the man he thought to be his father, how he eventually turned the man over to the police, and his discovery that Grant was a wanted child murderer.
Publisher / Publication Date: Health Communications 2007
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Summary: Mills challenges the orthodoxies surrounding intimate abuse. She reveals that many couples don't want to end their relationships-- instead, they're looking for tools that will help stop the abuse, and argues for a comprehensive approach to prevention that encourages victims to overcome their shame and get the help they need.
Publisher / Publication Date: Basic Books 2008
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Summary: "Growing up on the Navajo Indian Reservation, David Crow and his siblings idolized their dad. Tall, strong, smart, and brave, the self-taught Cherokee regaled his family with stories of his World War II feats. But as time passed, David discovered the other side of Thurston Crow, the ex-con with his own code of ethics that justified cruelty, violence, lies--even murder." -- Amazon.com
Publisher / Publication Date: Sandra Jonas Publishing 2019
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Summary: Tells the harrowing, yet wryly funny story of Safran's childhood chasing the perfect life off the grid--and how he and his mother survived the imperfect one they found instead. More than just a coming-of age story, "Free Spirit" is a journey of the spirit, as Safran reconnects with his Jewish roots; a tale of overcoming adversity; and a captivating read about a childhood unlike any other.
Publisher / Publication Date: Hyperion 2013
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Summary: "A chillingly personal and exquisitely wrought memoir of a daughter reckoning with the brutal murder of her mother at the hands of her former stepfather, and the moving, intimate story of a poet coming into her own in the wake of a tragedy."--Dust jacket. At nineteen Trethewey's world turned upside down when her former stepfather shot and killed her mother. Grieving and still new to adulthood,...
Publisher / Publication Date: Ecco, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2020
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Summary: Takes you inside the violent, devastating world of abusive love. Conor said love and rage danced intimately together in his psyche. Why didn't Leslie leave? Has she fallen into love-- or into a psychological trap?
Publisher / Publication Date: St. Martin's Press 2009