Synopses & Reviews
Fearless takes you deep into SEAL Team SIX, straight to the heart of one of its most legendary operators.
When Navy SEAL Adam Brown woke up on March 17, 2010, he didn’t know he would die that night in the Hindu Kush Mountains of Afghanistan—but he was ready: In a letter to his children, not meant to be seen unless the worst happened, he wrote, “I’m not afraid of anything that might happen to me on this earth, because I know no matter what, nothing can take my spirit from me.”
Long before Adam Brown became a member of the elite SEAL Team SIX—the counterterrorism unit that took down Osama bin Laden—he was a fun-loving country boy from Hot Springs, Arkansas, whose greatest goal had been to wear his high school’s football jersey. An undersized daredevil, prone to jumping off roofs into trees and off bridges into lakes, Adam was a kid who broke his own bones but would never break a
promise to his parents.
But after high school, Adam fell in with the wrong crowd, and his family watched as his appetite for risk dragged him into a downward spiral that eventually landed him in jail. Battling his inner demons on a last-chance road to redemption, Adam had one goal: to become the best of the best—a U.S. Navy SEAL.
An absorbing chronicle of heroism and humanity, Fearless presents an indelible portrait of a highly trained warrior who would enter a village with weapons in hand to hunt terrorists, only to come back the next day with an armload of shoes and meals for local children. It is a deeply personal, revealing glimpse inside the SEAL Team SIX brotherhood that also shows how these elite operators live out the rest of their lives, away from danger, as husbands, fathers, and friends.
Fearless is the story of a man of extremes, whose courage and determination was fueled by faith, family, and the love of a woman. It’s about a man who waged a war against his own worst impulses and persevered to reach the top tier of the U.S. military. Always the first to volunteer for the most dangerous assignments, Adam’s final act of bravery led to the ultimate sacrifice.
Adam Brown was a devoted man who was an unlikely hero but a true warrior, described by all who knew him as fearless.
A masterpiece of warrior wisdom:and#160;how to be resilient, how to overcome obstacles not by andquot;positive thinkingandquot; or self-esteem, but by positive action. The best-selling author, Navy SEAL, and humanitarian Eric Greitens offers a self-help book unlike any other.
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.
About the Author
ERIC BLEHM is the best-selling author of The Only Thing Worth Dying For, which recounts the harrowing story of the first Special Forces A-team to infiltrate Taliban-held southern Afghanistan weeks after 9/11. It was a New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller. The Last Season, winner of the National Outdoor Book Award, was named by Outside magazine as one of the ten “greatest adventure biographies ever written.” Blehm lives in California with his wife and children.
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