This competition is now closed and the winners contacted. We have five copies to give away of The Myth of Martyrdom What Really Drives Suicide Bombers, Rampage Shooters, and Other Self-Destructive Killers by Adam Lankford, kindly donated to us by Palgrave Macmillan.
From the publishers: “Drawing on an array of primary sources, including suicide notes, love letters, diary entries, and martyrdom videos, Lankford reveals the important parallels that exist between suicide bombers, airplane hijackers, cult members, and rampage shooters. The result is an astonishing account of rage and shame that will transform the way we think of terrorism forever.” (Check out this review from Scientific American Mind).
For your chance to win a copy, simply post a comment to this blog entry telling us which was your favourite Research Digest blog item of 2012 and why (there’s a drop-down archive menu in the right-hand column). We’ll pick five winners at close of play on Friday. Please leave a way for us to contact you by email. Good luck!