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Navy SEAL Marcus Luttrell returned from his star-crossed mission in Afghanistan with his bones shattered and his heart broken. So many had given their lives to save him-and he would have readily done the same for them. As he recuperated, he wondered why he and others, from America's founding to today, had been willing to sacrifice everything-including themselves-for the sake of family, nation, and freedom.

In Service, we follow Marcus Luttrell to Iraq, where he returns to the battlefield as a member of SEAL Team 5 to help take on the most dangerous city in the world: Ramadi, the capital of war-torn Al Anbar Province. There, in six months of high-intensity urban combat, he would be part of what has been called the greatest victory in the history of U.S. Special Operations forces. We also return to Afghanistan and Operation Redwing, where Luttrell offers powerful new details about his miraculous rescue. Throughout, he reflects on what it really means to take on a higher calling, about the men he's seen lose their lives for their country, and the legacy of those who came and bled before.

A thrilling war story, Service is also a profoundly moving tribute to the warrior brotherhood, to the belief that nobody goes it alone, and no one will be left behind.

Navy SEAL Marcus Luttrell returned from his star-crossed mission in Afghanistan with his bones shattered and his heart broken. So many had given their lives to save him-and he would have readily done the same for them. As he recuperated, he wondered why he and others, from America's founding to today, had been willing to sacrifice everything-including themselves-for the sake of family, nation, and freedom.

In Service, we follow Marcus Luttrell to Iraq, where he returns to the battlefield as a member of SEAL Team 5 to help take on the most dangerous city in the world: Ramadi, the capital of war-torn Al Anbar Province. There, in six months of high-intensity urban combat, he would be part of what has been called the greatest victory in the history of U.S. Special Operations forces. We also return to Afghanistan and Operation Redwing, where Luttrell offers powerful new details about his miraculous rescue. Throughout, he reflects on what it really means to take on a higher calling, about the men he's seen lose their lives for their country, and the legacy of those who came and bled before.

A thrilling war story, Service is also a profoundly moving tribute to the warrior brotherhood, to the belief that nobody goes it alone, and no one will be left behind.

Synopsis:

A masterpiece of warrior wisdom:and#160;how to be resilient, how to overcome obstacles not by "positive thinking" or self-esteem, but by positive action.and#160; The bestselling author, Navy SEAL, and humanitarian Eric Greitens offers a self-help book unlike any other.

Synopsis:

A masterpiece of warrior wisdom that shows how to overcome obstacles with positive action. The best-selling author, Navy SEAL, and humanitarian Eric Greitens offers a self-help book unlike any other.

Two years ago, Eric Greitens unexpectedly heard from a former SEAL comrade, a brother-in-arms he hadnandrsquo;t seen in a decade. Zach Walker had been one of the toughest of the tough. But ever since he returned home from war to his young family in a small logging town, heandrsquo;d been struggling. Without a sense of purpose, plagued by PTSD, and masking his pain with heavy drinking, he needed help. Zach and Eric started writing and talking nearly every day, and Eric set down his thoughts on what it takes to build resilience in our lives.

Ericandrsquo;s lettersandmdash;drawing on both his own experience and wisdom from ancient and modern thinkersandmdash;are now gathered and edited into a timeless handbook. They explain how we can build purpose, confront the pain in our lives, practice compassion, develop our vocations, find a mentor, create happiness, follow a role model, think about the story of our lives, and much more.

Resilience grapples with real hardship. The lessons are deep, yet practical, and the advice leads to clear solutions. This is a profoundly hopeful book: We all face pain, difficulty, and doubt. But with resilience, we can lead vital, flourishing lives.

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About the Author

Marcus Luttrell became a combat-trained Navy SEAL in 2002 and served in many dangerous Special Operations assignments around the world. He is the author of the New York Times bestseller Lone Survivor, and is a popular corporate and organizational speaker. He lives near Huntsville, Texas.

James D. Hornfischer is the author of Ship of Ghosts and The Last Stand of the Tin Can Sailors, which won the Samuel Eliot Morison Award and was a Main Selection of the Book-of-the-Month Club. Hornfischer's third book, Neptune's Inferno, will be published by Bantam in January 2011. He lives in Austin, Texas.

Table of Contents

Note to the Readerandemsp;andbull;andemsp;ix

LETTER 1: Your Frontlineandemsp;andbull;andemsp;1

LETTER 2: Why Resilience?andemsp;andbull;andemsp;8

LETTER 3: What Is Resilience?andemsp;andbull;andemsp;19

LETTER 4: Beginningandemsp;andbull;andemsp;32

LETTER 5: Happinessandemsp;andbull;andemsp;49

LETTER 6: Modelsandemsp;andbull;andemsp;66

LETTER 7: Identityandemsp;andbull;andemsp;79

LETTER 8: Habitsandemsp;andbull;andemsp;95

LETTER 9: Responsibilityandemsp;andbull;andemsp;106

LETTER 10: Vocationandemsp;andbull;andemsp;115

Letter 11: Philosophyandemsp;andbull;andemsp;130

LETTER 12: Practiceandemsp;andbull;andemsp;148

LETTER 13: Painandemsp;andbull;andemsp;158

LETTER 14: Mastering Painandemsp;andbull;andemsp;169

LETTER 15: Reflectionandemsp;andbull;andemsp;193

LETTER 16: Friendsandemsp;andbull;andemsp;208

LETTER 17: Mentorsandemsp;andbull;andemsp;220

LETTER 18: Teamsandemsp;andbull;andemsp;238

LETTER 19: Leadershipandemsp;andbull;andemsp;244

LETTER 20: Freedomandemsp;andbull;andemsp;252

LETTER 21: Storyandemsp;andbull;andemsp;260

LETTER 22: Deathandemsp;andbull;andemsp;269

LETTER 23: Sabbathandemsp;andbull;andemsp;274

Acknowledgmentsandemsp;andbull;andemsp;279

Bibliographyandemsp;andbull;andemsp;281

Notesandemsp;andbull;andemsp;289

Product Details

ISBN:
9780316185363
Author:
Luttrell, Marcus
Publisher:
Little Brown and Company
Author:
Werthmann, Colleen
Author:
Collins, Kevin T.
Author:
Greitens, Eric
Author:
James D. Hornfischer
Subject:
Biography-Military
Subject:
Military
Subject:
Iraq War; Combat; Military campaigns; Search and rescue; Commitment; Conduct of life; War heroes; Personal narratives
Subject:
Motivational
Edition Description:
Cloth
Publication Date:
20120531
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
2 b/w photos
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in 1 lb

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"Synopsis" by , A masterpiece of warrior wisdom:and#160;how to be resilient, how to overcome obstacles not by "positive thinking" or self-esteem, but by positive action.and#160; The bestselling author, Navy SEAL, and humanitarian Eric Greitens offers a self-help book unlike any other.
"Synopsis" by ,
A masterpiece of warrior wisdom that shows how to overcome obstacles with positive action. The best-selling author, Navy SEAL, and humanitarian Eric Greitens offers a self-help book unlike any other.

Two years ago, Eric Greitens unexpectedly heard from a former SEAL comrade, a brother-in-arms he hadnandrsquo;t seen in a decade. Zach Walker had been one of the toughest of the tough. But ever since he returned home from war to his young family in a small logging town, heandrsquo;d been struggling. Without a sense of purpose, plagued by PTSD, and masking his pain with heavy drinking, he needed help. Zach and Eric started writing and talking nearly every day, and Eric set down his thoughts on what it takes to build resilience in our lives.

Ericandrsquo;s lettersandmdash;drawing on both his own experience and wisdom from ancient and modern thinkersandmdash;are now gathered and edited into a timeless handbook. They explain how we can build purpose, confront the pain in our lives, practice compassion, develop our vocations, find a mentor, create happiness, follow a role model, think about the story of our lives, and much more.

Resilience grapples with real hardship. The lessons are deep, yet practical, and the advice leads to clear solutions. This is a profoundly hopeful book: We all face pain, difficulty, and doubt. But with resilience, we can lead vital, flourishing lives.

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