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

ISBN-10: 054742485X

ISBN-13: 9780547424859

Edition: 2011

Authors: Eric Greitens

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How best to save the worldas saint, soldier, or . . . both?Like many young idealists, Eric Greitens wanted to make a difference. Throughout college and after, he traveled to the world's trouble spots, working in refugee camps, serving the sick and the poor on four continents, from Gaza to Croatia to Mother Theresa's home in Calcutta, among others. Yet he could not prevent violence or save anyone from becoming a refugee, he could only step in afterward, and try to ease the damage.So he joined the Navy SEALs, and became one of the world's most elite warriors. In a moving and inspiring, and yet also humble memoir, Eric offers something new in the history of military memoirs: a warrior who wanted to be strong to be good, only to discover that he had to be good to be strong. Throughout his SEAL training and deployments in Kenya, Thailand, Afghanistan, and Iraq, the lessons of his humanitarian work bore fruit. The result is a lesson for us all: The heart and fist together are more powerful than either one alone.
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Book details

List price: $27.00
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company
Publication date: 4/11/2011
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 320
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.298
Language: English

ERIC GREITENS was born and raised in Missouri. After earning a Ph.D. as a Rhodes Scholar and serving as a humanitarian volunteer overseas, Eric joined the Navy SEALs. A boxing champion and a decorated combat veteran, he is the founder of the nonprofit The Mission Continues and the author of the New York Times bestseller The Heartnbsp;and the Fist .

Preface
Mind and Fist
Iraq
China
Boxing
Heart and Mind
Bosnia
Rwanda
Bolivia
Oxford
Heart and Fist
Officer Candidate School
Seal Training
Hell Week
Advanced Combat Training
Afghanistan
Southeast Asia
Kenya
Iraq
Epilogue: The Mission Continues
Author's Note and Acknowledgments
Notes
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