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The Heart and the Fist - The Education of a Humanitarian, the Making of a Navy Seal

Eric Greitens

Like many young idealists, Eric Greitens wanted to make a difference. During college and afterward, he traveled to the world's trouble spots, working in refugee camps, serving the sick and the poor on four continents, from Gaza to Croatia to Mother Teresa's home in Calcutta, among others. Yet he could not prevent violence or save anyone from becoming a refugee; he could only step in afterward and try to ease the damage. So Eric joined the Navy SEALs and became an elite warrior. In a moving and inspiring memoir, told with genuine humility, Eric offers something new in the history of military memoirs: a warrior who wanted to be strong to be good, only to discover that he had to be good to be strong. Throughout his SEAL training and deployments in Kenya, Thailand, Afghanistan, and Iraq, the lessons of his humanitarian work bore fruit. The result is a lesson for us all: the heart and fist together are more powerful than either one alone.

Like many young idealists, Eric Greitens wanted to make a difference. During college and afterward, he traveled to the world's trouble spots, working in refugee camps, serving the sick and the poor on four continents, from Gaza to Croatia to Mother Teresa's home in Calcutta, among others. Yet he could not prevent violence or save anyone from becoming a refugee; he could only step in afterward and try to ease the damage. So Eric joined the Navy SEALs and became an elite warrior. In a moving and inspiring memoir, told with genuine humility, Eric offers something new in the history of military memoirs: a warrior who wanted to be strong to be good, only to discover that he had to be good to be strong. Throughout his SEAL training and deployments in Kenya, Thailand, Afghanistan, and Iraq, the lessons of his humanitarian work bore fruit. The result is a lesson for us all: the heart and fist together are more powerful than either one alone.
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Like many young idealists, Eric Greitens wanted to make a difference. During college and afterward, he traveled to the world's trouble spots, working in refugee camps, serving the sick and the poor on four continents, from Gaza to Croatia to Mother Teresa's home in Calcutta, among others. Yet he could not prevent violence or save anyone from becoming a refugee; he could only step in afterward and try to ease the damage. So Eric joined the Navy SEALs and became an elite warrior. In a moving and inspiring memoir, told with genuine humility, Eric offers something new in the history of military memoirs: a warrior who wanted to be strong to be good, only to discover that he had to be good to be strong. Throughout his SEAL training and deployments in Kenya, Thailand, Afghanistan, and Iraq, the lessons of his humanitarian work bore fruit. The result is a lesson for us all: the heart and fist together are more powerful than either one alone.

Language:

English

Length:

10h 50m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

02:01


Part 1, Chapter 1
Part 1, Chapter 1

19:55


Part 1, Chapter 2
Part 1, Chapter 2

32:11


Part 1, Chapter 3
Part 1, Chapter 3

34:24


Part 2, Chapter 4
Part 2, Chapter 4

40:07


Part 2, Chapter 5
Part 2, Chapter 5

48:35


Part 2, Chapter 6
Part 2, Chapter 6

42:16


Part 2, Chapter 7
Part 2, Chapter 7

47:32


Part 3, Chapter 8
Part 3, Chapter 8

29:06


Part 3, Chapter 9
Part 3, Chapter 9

45:17


Part 3, Chapter 10
Part 3, Chapter 10

01:32:17


Part 3, Chapter 11
Part 3, Chapter 11

18:50


Part 3, Chapter 12
Part 3, Chapter 12

47:31


Part 3, Chapter 13
Part 3, Chapter 13

47:59


Part 3, Chapter 14
Part 3, Chapter 14

33:11


Part 3, Chapter 15
Part 3, Chapter 15

33:41


Part 3, Chapter 16
Part 3, Chapter 16

28:28


Part 3, Chapter 17
Part 3, Chapter 17

06:53