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

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Oct 9, 2012 - Young Adult Nonfiction - 288 pages
In this adaptation of his best-selling book, The Heart and the Fist, Eric speaks directly to teen readers, interweaving memoir and intimate second-person narratives that ask the reader to put themselves in the shoes of himself and others. Readers will share in Eric’s evolution from average kid to globe-traveling humanitarian to warrior, training and serving with the most elite military outfit in the world: the Navy SEALs. Along the way, they’ll be asked to consider the power of choices, of making the decision each and every day to act with courage and compassion so that they grow to be tomorrow’s heroes. Sure to inspire and motivate.
 

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I read this book over the summer for school. "The Warriors Heart" is a very motivational book that describes the characteristics of a real man unlike me. If you want to become a seal when you get to ... Read full review

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Absolutely amazing, inspirational, and powerful! Eric Greitens takes young readers on his missions across the world and along the way asks them, "What would you do when faced with such-and-such ... 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
124
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 PhD 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 Heart and the Fist. Visit his website at www.ericgreitens.com.