The Warrior's Heart: Becoming a Man of Compassion and Courage

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2012 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 264 pages
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As a humanitarian, he helped aid workers heal orphaned children in Rwanda and lived in camps alongside Bosnian refugees. As a warrior, he excelled at the hardest military training in the world and teamed up with fellow SEALs to hunt al Qaeda terrorists in Iraq. In this adaptation of his memoir, The Heart and the Fist, Eric Greitens brings his adventures to life for teens, sharing stories of friendship, struggle, and hard-earned wisdom. His exciting journey takes readers across the world, from his boyhood home in Missouri, to a factory in China, to the refugee camps of Rwanda, to the battlefield in Iraq. Through his service, he shows how we can all make a difference. Along the way, Eric speaks directly to teens through narratives that allow readers to exercise their imagination and broaden their horizons.--From publisher description.
  

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Review: The Warrior's Heart: Becoming a Man of Compassion and Courage

User Review  - Amaryllis Ewelllindley - Goodreads

I really enjoyed this book because it wasn't just a humanitarian complaining about the cruelty of the world. In the beginning of the book the author talked about how he became the man he was. When he ... Read full review

Review: The Warrior's Heart: Becoming a Man of Compassion and Courage

User Review  - Claire Grassman - Goodreads

Inspiring story and man. I especially loved the 2nd person scenarios that ended with the question, "What do you do?" The question reinforces the idea that life is a series of choices, in both trials ... Read full review

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Contents

YOU
1
ADVENTURE AWAITS
4
GETTING IT RIGHT
7
A LESSON IN RESPECT
10
THE WORLD OPENS
14
NAMING NAMES
16
THE OTHER SIDE OF THE WORLD
18
KUNG FU
21
IRONING UNDERWEAR
145
STEPPING UP
147
HOW ITS DONE
153
LEADING IN DANGER
156
THERE IS NO TRY
158
GOING DEEP
165
MR HALLS WILD RIDE
168
DROWNPROOFING
173

LANGUAGE BARRIER
26
INTERROGATION
31
FIGHTING BACK
37
PUTTING ON THE GLOVES
39
ROUND TWO
43
RINGSIDE
48
A WRONG TURN
51
UNOPPOSED
53
HELPING HAND
59
LAST GOODBYE
61
SMASHING BOTTLES
64
DIPLOMACY
71
PROTECT FROM HARM
78
TAKING RESPONSIBILITY
82
FRESH EYES
84
HOMECOMING
89
A PICTURES WORTH
92
WELCOME TO ZAIRE
95
COMMITTED TO A MISSION
99
THIS ONE IS POWERFUL
103
CAPTURING DEATH
107
BAZOOKA JOE
109
A NEW NORMAL
114
CREATING BEAUTY
117
KEEPING FAITH
121
Photos
123
LOST BOY
124
JUAN CARLOS
131
A NEW PERSPECTIVE
136
NOT IN OXFORD ANYMORE
140
A REAL FROGMAN
176
SUH
179
PURE STEEL
183
SURVIVING HELL
186
PUSHING OUR LUCK
189
NICE JOB MR G
193
SURF TORTURE
196
A ROCK AND A HARD PLACE
199
STEEL PIERS
202
KING OF THE HILL
208
THE HARDEST MOMENT
211
HOKEY POKEY
215
MIND GAMES
217
WHO MAKES IT
220
EVERYTHING CHANGES
224
A LESSTHANPERFECT LANDING
229
THE TRIDENT
232
IRAQ
235
GOING HOME
241
TRAVIS
244
THE MISSION CONTINUES
248
ONE STEP AT A TIME
255
YOU
260
YOUR MISSION
261
Back Matter
264
Back Flap
267
Back Cover
268
Spine
269
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About the author (2012)

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 .

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