The Anatomy of Motive: The FBI's Legendary Mindhunter Explores the Key to Understanding and Catching Violent Criminals

by John Douglas, Mark Olshaker | Nonfiction |
ISBN: 9780671023935 Global Overview for this book
Registered by dvg of Toms River, New Jersey USA on 5/23/2011
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5 journalers for this copy...
Journal Entry 1 by dvg from Toms River, New Jersey USA on Monday, May 23, 2011
Bought this at a library sale with the Bio/Memoir/True Crime VBB in mind. I wanted to add something other than what I took out of it the first round. ;)

This is written by FBI profilers, I thought someone else might find it an interesting read. When I spotted it, I thought of shows like Body of Evidence (cable FBI profile show).

Journal Entry 2 by dvg at By Mail, Virtual Bookbox -- Controlled Releases on Thursday, June 23, 2011

Released 8 yrs ago (6/24/2011 UTC) at By Mail, Virtual Bookbox -- Controlled Releases


This book is being sent to JennyC1230 for the VBB Virtual Biography/True Crime/Humor Bookbox. I know it will find a new reader who will be excited about discovering its story. Happy Travels little book and Happy Reading to future readers!

Journal Entry 3 by JennyC1230 at Woodstock, Georgia USA on Wednesday, June 29, 2011
Caught for my bookbox: Virtual Biography/Auto-Biography/Humor Bookbox.

Thanks for sending the extra books!

Journal Entry 4 by JennyC1230 at Woodstock, Georgia USA on Thursday, April 26, 2012
This book wasn't chosen in Round #3 of the Virtual Biography/Auto-Biography/Humor Bookbox so it's available.

Journal Entry 5 by JennyC1230 at Woodstock, Georgia USA on Friday, May 11, 2012

Journal Entry 6 by wingeponine38wing at Winchester, Massachusetts USA on Tuesday, July 03, 2012
Received via the US/Canada Nonfiction VBB. Thanks, JennyC1230!

Journal Entry 7 by wingeponine38wing at Winchester, Massachusetts USA on Wednesday, May 04, 2016
Fascinating! I remember some of the cases recounted in this book that some of our younger BCers may not, such as the Tylenol poisonings. I've always been intrigued by how profilers are so often able to accurately describe a person just based on a few crimes.

Among the other cases discussed are the Dunblane, Scotland school shooting, JFK Assassination, the Oklahoma City Bombings, and the Unabomber.

I actually read it a while ago and didn't write a review, so my memory of the book isn't fresh, but I did really enjoy it.

At the end the reader is given the chance to do his/her own profiling on four cases that Douglas presents. I'm sorry to say I didn't do as well as I'd have liked. Never was a good judge of character; still not, evidently. But it was a fun exercise. :-)
From legendary FBI profiler John Douglas and Mark Olshaker -- authors of the nonfiction international bestsellers Mindhunter, Journey into Darkness, and Obsession -- comes an unprecedented, insightful look at the root of all crime.
Every crime is a mystery story with a motive at its heart. With the brilliant insight he brought to his renowned work inside the FBI's elite serial-crime unit, John Douglas pieces together motives behind violent sociopathic behavior. He not only takes us into the darkest recesses of the minds of arsonists, hijackers, bombers, poisoners, assassins, serial killers, and mass murderers, but also the seemingly ordinary people who suddenly kill their families or go on a rampage in the workplace.
Douglas identifies the antisocial personality, showing surprising similarities and differences among various types of deadly offenders. He also tracks the progressive escalation of those criminals' sociopathic behavior. His analysis of such diverse killers as Lee Harvey Oswald, Theodore Kaczynski, and Timothy McVeigh is gripping, but more importantly, helps us learn how to anticipate potential violent behavior before it's too late.
Reserving for booklady331's nonfiction VBB (whence it came - under a different hostess).

Journal Entry 8 by wingeponine38wing at Winchester, Massachusetts USA on Monday, June 13, 2016

Released 3 yrs ago (6/13/2016 UTC) at Winchester, Massachusetts USA


On its way to booklady331 via the Nonfiction VBB. Hope you enjoy it!

Released for Keep Them Moving Challenge hosted by booklady331.

Journal Entry 9 by wingbooklady331wing at Cape Coral, Florida USA on Sunday, June 26, 2016
The book arrived while I was away. Thank you for sharing with me. I appreciate it. Thank you for the book mark.

Journal Entry 10 by wingbooklady331wing at Cape Coral, Florida USA on Thursday, November 01, 2018
Started this last night. I read Mindhunter a year or so ago. I find this interesting.

Journal Entry 11 by wingbooklady331wing at Cape Coral, Florida USA on Thursday, November 08, 2018
Found myself put into the cases and having to read every word. Some of the cases I can remember and it was interesting to read about them from a different point of view. I found myself wanting to read more. I found the similarities and differences among different types of offenders interesting. Also I did appreciate his thoughts on the Kennedy assassination. I am reserving this for one of The virtual boxes.

Journal Entry 12 by wingbooklady331wing at Cape Coral, Florida USA on Saturday, April 20, 2019

Released 5 mos ago (4/22/2019 UTC) at Cape Coral, Florida USA


Enjoy! KTM RABCK to NancyNova.

Journal Entry 13 by wingNancyNovawing at Lansdale, Pennsylvania USA on Thursday, May 02, 2019
from the ABC VBB - checking in and adding to the ABC TBR shelf. Thanks!

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