Englischlehrer Hasumi ist jung, attraktiv und wird von Schülern wie auch Kollegen vergöttert. Doch hinter seiner charmanten Fassade verbirgt sich ein gestörter Soziopath: Mitgefühl und ein Gewissen sind Hasumi fremd. Auf Vergehen wie Schummeln oder Mobbing folgen daher bald Maßregelungen der besonderen Art: Er erpresst, foltert und ermordet seine Schüler, um im Unterricht wieder Ordnung herzustellen. Auch cholerische Eltern und misstrauische Kollegen müssen dran glauben, bis er sich ganz und gar in seinem Blutrausch verliert und ein nicht mehr zu vertuschendes Massaker begeht. Aber selbst in den Fängen der Polizei weiß sich Hasumi zu helfen.
Even from evil, something can be learned. This book will show you how Stalin overcame all the difficulties he faced to become the leader of one of the most powerful countries in the world. Ioseb Jughashvili, the man who would become Joseph Stalin, who was born without pomp or ceremony, rose steadily through the ranks of Russian communism under the guidance of Lenin to become the undisputed leader of one of the world´s largest empires, facing enemies both external and internal with an unshakeable will, and forever altering the course of history. You are likely to find in this audiobook lessons that can be used in your personal and business life. Because, even from evil, good lessons can be learnt. So are you ready to learn from the Stalin´s life? Are you interested in learning about life and leadership? All this and more in this fascinating book. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Herschel J. Grangent, Jr.. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/059803/bk_acx0_059803_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A western in the USA Today best-selling series Evil Is as Evil Does If things are quiet in the little town of Sweetwater, Marshal Fred Hitch sees no reason to make waves. But when Tyree Johnson shows up, Fred´s relaxed nature is put to the test. At 15 years old, Tyree is a tough-as-nails bounty hunter with no patience for anyone calling him ´´boy.´´ He´s come to apprehend a killer who escaped from Cheyenne and has been hiding in plain sight in Sweetwater. To save face and his town´s good name, Fred must ride with Tyree and his prisoner all the way to Cheyenne. The unlikely pair has a rough trail ahead of them, and as tough as Tyree is, he has some lessons to learn about the evil men do - and how to survive it. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Angelo Di Loreto. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/reco/012059/bk_reco_012059_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In a disturbing and revelatory exploration of the human capacity for evil, renowned psychologist Zimbardo examines how everyone is susceptible to the power of malevolence. He also offers hope and guidance, elucidating the importance of true heroism and disobedience. The definitive firsthand account of the groundbreaking research of Philip Zimbardo-the basis for the award-winning film The Stanford Prison Experiment Renowned social psychologist and creator of the Stanford Prison Experiment Philip Zimbardo explores the mechanisms that make good people do bad things, how moral people can be seduced into acting immorally, and what this says about the line separating good from evil. The Lucifer Effect explains how-and the myriad reasons why-we are all susceptible to the lure of ´´the dark side.´´ Drawing on examples from history as well as his own trailblazing research, Zimbardo details how situational forces and group dynamics can work in concert to make monsters out of decent men and women. Here, for the first time and in detail, Zimbardo tells the full story of the Stanford Prison Experiment, the landmark study in which a group of college-student volunteers was randomly divided into ´´guards´´ and ´´inmates´´ and then placed in a mock prison environment. Within a week the study was abandoned, as ordinary college students were transformed into either brutal, sadistic guards or emotionally broken prisoners. By illuminating the psychological causes behind such disturbing metamorphoses, Zimbardo enables us to better understand a variety of harrowing phenomena, from corporate malfeasance to organized genocide to how once upstanding American soldiers came to abuse and torture Iraqi detainees in Abu Ghraib. He replaces the long-held notion of the ´´bad apple´´ with that of the ´´bad barrel´´-the idea that the social setting and the system contaminate the individual, rather than the other way around. This is a book that dares to hold a mirror up to mankind, showing us that we might not be who we think we are. While forcing us to reexamine what we are capable of doing when caught up in the crucible of behavioral dynamics, though, Zimbardo also offers hope. We are capable of resisting evil, he argues, and can even teach ourselves to act heroically. Like Hannah Arendt´s Eichmann in Jerusalem and Steven Pinker´s The Blank Slate, The Lucifer Effect is a shocking, engrossing study that will change the way we view human behavior. Praise for The Lucifer Effect ´´The Lucifer Effect will change forever the way you think about why we behave the way we do-and, in particular, about the human potential for evil. This is a disturbing book, but one that has never been more necessary.´´-Malcolm Gladwell ´´An important book . . . All politicians and social commentators . . . should read this.´´-The Times (London) ´´Powerful . . . an extraordinarily valuable addition to the literature of the psychology of violence or ´evil.´´´-The American Prospect ´´Penetrating . . . Combining a dense but readable and often engrossing exposition of social psychology research with an impassioned moral seriousness, Zimbardo challenges readers to look beyond glib denunciations of evil-doers and ponder our collective responsibility for the world´s ills.´´-Publishers Weekly ´´A sprawling discussion . . . Zimbardo couples a thorough narrative of the Stanford Prison Experiment with an analysis of the social dynamics of the Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq.´´-Booklist ´´Zimbardo bottled evil in a laboratory. The lessons he learned show us our dark nature but also fill us with hope if we heed their counsel. The Lucifer Effect reads like a novel.´´-Anthony Pratkanis, Ph.D., professor emeritus of psychology, University of California