THE MYSTERY OF THE LONE WOLF KILLER: ANDERS BEHRING BREIVIK AND THE THREAT OF TERROR IN PLAIN SIGHT
For the first time, the life and mind of Anders Behring Breivik, the most unlikely of mass murderers, is examined and set in the context of wider criminal psychology.
July 22, 2011 was the darkest day in Norway’s history since Nazi Germany’s invasion. It was 189 minutes of terror—from the moment the bomb exploded outside a government building until Breivik was apprehended by the police on the island of Utøya. Breivik murdered seventy-seven people, most of them teenagers, and wounded hundreds more. The massacre left the world in shock.
Breivik is the archetypal lone wolf killer, often overlooked until the moment they commit their crime. Breivik is also unique as he is the only lone wolf killer in recent history to still be alive and willing to discuss his crime. With unparalleled research and a unique international perspective, The Mystery of the Lone Wolf Killer examines the massacre itself and why this lone-killer phenomenon is increasing worldwide.
THE PRICE OF PEACE:
the OTHER SIDE OF THE NOBEL MEDAL
The Price of Peace is a forthcoming book about the other side of the coveted Nobel Peace Prize.
When Alfred Nobel died in 1896, his will left instructions that his vast wealth was to award five prizes in his name. Four of the prizes were to be awarded by his native Sweden, while the fifth, the Peace Prize, was to be awarded by “a committee of five persons to be elected by the Norwegian Storting.”
When Nobel died, Norway was not the economic powerhouse with the world’s highest standard of living it is today. Perhaps Nobel thought that Norway would be more objective and less prone to corruption than Sweden in promoting peace. Whatever his reasoning, the Norwegian committee has awarded the Nobel Peace Prize to individuals and organizations—worthy or not—since 1901.
In her upcoming book, Unni Turrettini turns her laser focus toward the secrets behind the selections of the Nobel Peace Prize. Working with Alfred Nobel’s relative Michael Nobel, she delves into the history of the winners, and reflects on the reasons some were selected and others were not.
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Norwegian born Unni Turrettini is an attorney and the author of The Mystery of the Lone Wolf Killer (Pegasus Books). She is working on a book about the Nobel Peace Prize.
The Making of a Lone Wolf Killer - November 2016
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