The Heart And The Fist

Autor: Eric Greitens
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780547549163
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THE HEART AND THE FIST shares one man’s 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. He’s learned from nuns who fed the destitute in one of Mother Teresa’s 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.

The Heart And The Fist

Autor: Eric Greitens
Publisher: Turtleback
ISBN: 9780606239806
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A humanitarian-turned-Navy SEAL describes how he drew on his humanitarian training to battle injustice.

The Heart And The Fist

Autor: Eric Greitens
Publisher: Mariner Books
ISBN: 9780547750385
File Size: 77,36 MB
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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. Reprint. 100,000 first printing.

The Warrior S Heart

Autor: Eric Greitens
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0547868529
File Size: 33,94 MB
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Shares the author's adventures as a young man that led him to a life of service as both a humanitarian and a Navy SEAL.

Resilience

Autor: Eric Greitens
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 054432398X
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The Navy SEAL, humanitarian and best-selling author of The Heart and the Fist draws on ancient wisdom and personal experience to counsel readers on how to promote personal resilience and overcome obstacles through positive action. 100,000 first printing.

As Always Julia

Autor: Joan Reardon
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0547504837
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With her outsize personality, Julia Child is known around the world by her first name alone. But despite that familiarity, how much do we really know of the inner Julia? Now more than 200 letters exchanged between Julia and Avis DeVoto, her friend and unofficial literary agent memorably introduced in the hit movie Julie & Julia, open the window on Julia’s deepest thoughts and feelings. This riveting correspondence, in print for the first time, chronicles the blossoming of a unique and lifelong friendship between the two women and the turbulent process of Julia’s creation of Mastering the Art of French Cooking, one of the most influential cookbooks ever written. Frank, bawdy, funny, exuberant, and occasionally agonized, these letters show Julia, first as a new bride in Paris, then becoming increasingly worldly and adventuresome as she follows her diplomat husband in his postings to Nice, Germany, and Norway. With commentary by the noted food historian Joan Reardon, and covering topics as diverse as the lack of good wine in the United States, McCarthyism, and sexual mores, these astonishing letters show America on the verge of political, social, and gastronomic transformation.

Charlie Mike

Autor: Joe Klein
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1451677316
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Satisfaction, and a more vigorous nation"--

To Be A U S Navy Seal

Autor: Cliff Hollenbeck
Publisher: Motorbooks International
ISBN: 9780760314043
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To Be a US Navy Seal chronicles the 25-week training a Seal experiences.

Seal Team Six

Autor: Howard E. Wasdin
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 9781429996525
File Size: 62,74 MB
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The New York Times best selling book that takes you inside SEAL Team Six – the covert squad that killed Osama Bin Laden SEAL Team Six is a secret unit tasked with counterterrorism, hostage rescue, and counterinsurgency. In this dramatic, behind-the-scenes chronicle, Howard Wasdin takes readers deep inside the world of Navy SEALS and Special Forces snipers, beginning with the grueling selection process of Basic Underwater Demolition/SEAL (BUD/S)—the toughest and longest military training in the world. After graduating, Wasdin faced new challenges. First there was combat in Operation Desert Storm as a member of SEAL Team Two. Then the Green Course: the selection process to join the legendary SEAL Team Six, with a curriculum that included practiced land warfare to unarmed combat. More than learning how to pick a lock, they learned how to blow the door off its hinges. Finally as a member of SEAL Team Six he graduated from the most storied and challenging sniper program in the country: The Marine's Scout Sniper School. Eventually, of the 18 snipers in SEAL Team Six, Wasdin became the best—which meant one of the best snipers on the planet. Less than half a year after sniper school, he was fighting for his life. The mission: capture or kill Somalian warlord Mohamed Farrah Aidid. From rooftops, helicopters and alleys, Wasdin hunted Aidid and killed his men whenever possible. But everything went quickly to hell when his small band of soldiers found themselves fighting for their lives, cut off from help, and desperately trying to rescue downed comrades during a routine mission. The Battle of Mogadishu, as it become known, left 18 American soldiers dead and 73 wounded. Howard Wasdin had both of his legs nearly blown off while engaging the enemy. His dramatic combat tales combined with inside details of becoming one of the world's deadliest snipers make this one of the most explosive military memoirs in years.

The Guerrilla Factory

Autor: Tony Schwalm
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1451623615
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A retired lieutenant colonel presents a behind-the-scenes portrait of the legendary North Carolina camps where Special Forces soldiers are trained, outlining the infamous Q Course where leaders endure brutal tests of strength, stamina and psychology. 75,000 first printing.