The Heart and the Fist

The Heart and the Fist

The Education of A Humanitarian, the Making of A Navy SEAL

Book - 2011
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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 disabledveterans 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.

Publisher: Boston :, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt,, 2011.
ISBN: 9780547424859
Branch Call Number: 359.984 G8249G
Characteristics: pages cm


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Feb 28, 2013

Can't help but admire the author and his interesting life. For the second part of the book as a Navy Seal I didn't expect the author not to describe a single shot fired in anger on any battlefield.

Jul 26, 2011

Didn't want to put this book down. The humility in Mr. Greitens's outlook on life is refreshing. After reading, I will buy a copy to keep the mission alive.


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