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The Heart and the Fist: The Education of a Humanitarian, the Making of a Navy SEAL

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THE HEART AND THE FIST shares one mans story of extraordinary leadership and service as both a humanitarian and a warrior. In a life lived at the raw edges of the human experience, Greitens has seen what can be accomplished when compassion and courage come together in meaningful service.

As a Rhodes Scholar and Navy SEAL, Greitens worked alongside volunteers who taught art to street children in Bolivia and led US Marines who hunted terrorists in Iraq. Hes learned from nuns who fed the destitute in one of Mother Teresas homes for the dying in India, from aid workers who healed orphaned children in Rwanda, and from Navy SEALs who fought in Afghanistan. He excelled at the hardest military training in the world, and today he works with severely wounded and disabled veterans who are rebuilding their lives as community leaders at home.

Greitens offers each of us a new way of thinking about living a meaningful life. We learn that to win any war, even those we wage against ourselves; to create and obtain lasting peace; to save a life; and even, simply to live with purpose requires us—every one of us—to be both good and strong.

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In an inspiring memoir from one of the world's most elite warriors, Eric Greitens recounts in remarkable detail his time as a Navy SEAL—from the most harrowing encounters and brutal attacks, to the lessons learned from his humanitarian efforts.

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The author describes how, after working as a humanitarian around the world, he realized that he could do nothing to prevent violence or people from becoming refugees and soon joined the elite Navy SEALs, where he drew on his humanitarian training as he battled injustice. 50,000 first printing.

About the Author

After receiving a Ph.D. as a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford University, Eric Greitens joined the Navy SEALs in 2001. He deployed four times during the Global War on Terrorism, and received numerous military awards including the Purple Heart and the Bronze Star. He is the founder and CEO of The Mission Continues, America’s leading organization for helping wounded and disabled warriors serve their country as citizen leaders here at home.

Table of Contents

Contents

Preface ix

I: MIND AND FIST

 1. IRAQ 3

 2. CHINA 12

 3. BOXING 27

II: HEART AND MIND

 4. BOSNIA 47

 5. RWANDA 65

 6. BOLIVIA 87

 7. OXFORD 107

III: HEART AND FIST

 8. OFFICER CANDIDATE SCHOOL 131

 9. SEAL TRAINING 144

 10. HELL WEEK 164

 11. ADVANCED COMBAT TRAINING 204

 12. AFGHANISTAN 213

 13. SOUTHEAST ASIA 234

 14. KENYA 255

 15. IRAQ 270

  EPILOGUE: THE MISSION CONTINUES 285

Authors Note and Acknowledgments 299

Notes 303

 

Product Details

ISBN:
9780547549163
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Subject:
Military
Author:
Greitens, Eric
Subject:
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Subject:
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Subject:
Biography & Autobiography : Military
Publication Date:
April 2011
Binding:
eBooks
Language:
English
Pages:
320

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History and Social Science » Military » US Military » General
History and Social Science » Social Science » Disasters and Disaster Relief

The Heart and the Fist: The Education of a Humanitarian, the Making of a Navy SEAL
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Product details 320 pages Houghton Mifflin Harcourt - English 9780547549163 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , In an inspiring memoir from one of the world's most elite warriors, Eric Greitens recounts in remarkable detail his time as a Navy SEAL—from the most harrowing encounters and brutal attacks, to the lessons learned from his humanitarian efforts.
"Synopsis" by , The author describes how, after working as a humanitarian around the world, he realized that he could do nothing to prevent violence or people from becoming refugees and soon joined the elite Navy SEALs, where he drew on his humanitarian training as he battled injustice. 50,000 first printing.
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