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If you’re a pacifist, or just any nonviolent person wanting to understand warriors, pick up this book.

But this book highlights the things that are good about it. Return to Book Page.

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

Nor did he want those who returned injured to be left behind to struggle to find their place in a new world from them. He was awarded the Purple Heart and the Bronze Star. That is the reason that he becomes a SEAL.

Without action, thought never ripens into truth.

The Heart and the Fist: from Navy Seal to humanitarian

Navy until he was twenty six years old. He details the unimaginable training where cadets are drowned and driven into the sand. In his telling he comes across so uniformly awesome that at times I wished to read accounts from some of his critics, just to get an alternate and more nuanced view.

This is the writing of a Rhodes Scholar and a great American warrior and a h Eric Greitens, I pray the narrative of your life shadows and inspires mine until my final day. Even in college, he wanted to test himself, so he trained as a boxer — not your basic intercollegiate sport. This book is about Erik, going to different countries, like Bosnia, Rwanda, and Bolivia, to volunteer at interment camps.

Becoming a Man of Compassion and Courage. I have little understanding of the glories of war, and I admit to not understanding those who choose to join the military.


In his humanitarian work geitens concluded that humanity was worth fighting for, particularly in protecting the defenseless and began to see the value in fighting for humanity. Aug 23, Sue rated it really liked it. So as I said above, what a great story!

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The Heart and the Fist: The Education of a Humanitarian, the Making of a Navy SEAL by Eric Greitens

I very much enjoyed reading of Greitens experiences and was intrigued that his humanitarian experience preceded his military experience. I listened through audible at 1. As a young man he was already traveling the world ready to give something of himself and of his time while working with refugees in trouble-spots in Aftica and in Croatia, and later as a volunteer in Mother Teresa’s home in Calcutta, India.

If you are looking for “great literature,” this is not the book.

It would have been easy to abuse greietns prisoner, but any act of wanton personal brutality is not only unproductive to defeating a group like the Taliban, but on a personal level, it degrades the warrior and turns him into a thug. I salute you for your service, as a SEAL and as an American who stands for the highest American, and deeply human, ideals.

But “I do tell everybody that there is a way for everyone to be of service. So he ment one of the most wisest men I’ve heard of, Earl Blair.

Sometimes reads like a squeaky clean sitcom, more Beaver Cleaver than Nickelodeon. These items are shipped from and sold by different sellers. In a place where people are able to accept themselves, love themselves, and know that they are loved, there is no need to criticize or compare, cajole or convince.

It’s truly amazing what these guys have to go through, and how many of them don’t make anr. How can military alone support the rebuilding of lives and communities, when they lack the relationship building skills and local knowledge necessary to such efforts?


The Heart and the Fist Quotes by Eric Greitens

The author as a young man travels the world doing humanitarian work and begins to understand that helping after the fact is not the answer but that the horrible acts of man that lead to the necessity of humanitarian aid need to be stopped b A very worthwhile read.

He is a midwest kid who became an aid worker in humanitarian causes, was a boxing champion, a Rhodes scholar, PhD from Oxford. For example, earlier international intervention in Rwanda, a country he also visited, could have prevented much of the genocide that took place there.

A team of about seven men fits to complete tasks with a log that weighs a few hundred pounds and leaves them with constantly searing muscles.

OK, Eric Greitens convinced me he’s a smart and good guy with unique ambitions. Return to Book Page. I think his background as a humanitarian aid worker and academic before becoming a Navy SEAL brought a deeper level heaft philosophical exploration than one would expect in a military memoir. He was appalled by the fact that after enduring so much to get to the camp, the boy could not receive greitehs most basic help and was even turned away.

This book was provided for me free for review from the publisher. Initially wanting to make a difference in the world through various volunteer works, Greitens traveled to grritens like Bosnia, Rwanda, and Bolivia, where he heard and witnessed firsthand accounts of the horrors people faced, yet he saw they still had hope.

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