: The Heart and the Fist: The education of a humanitarian, the making of a Navy SEAL (): Eric Greitens Navy SEAL: Books. Resilience by Eric Greitens Left of Bang by Patrick Van Horne The Heart and the Fist by Eric Greitens On Killing by Dave Grossman On Combat by Dave. 37 quotes from The Heart and the Fist: The Education of a Humanitarian, the Making of a Navy SEAL: ‘There were a number of definitions of courage, but no.

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I believe that for each of us, there is a place on the frontlines. Jun 27, Mike rated it it was ok Shelves: It touches the part of me that has always believed that protecting the least of us is worth fighting for. They would be in the classroom every day. But after the action and entertainment, the themes and philosophy Greitens espouses struck me as rather unassuming and simplified. What I might have found more interesting than his plug at the end of the book for his nonprofit organization would be to know why Greitens left the Navy.

In his humanitarian work he concluded that humanity was worth fighting for, particularly in protecting the defenseless and began to see the value in fighting for humanity. May 16, Mary rated it it was amazing. They were watching a sunset on Coronado Island! This was an extremely thought-provoking book and it renews my hope in mankind.

I have much respect for this author for here is a man that has already left a positive imprint on all around him. He excelled at the hardest military training in the world, and today he works with severely wounded and disabled veterans who are rebuilding their lives as community leaders at home.


He did talk at length about why people quit SEAL school. Showing of reviews. That increase was enough to take it from not even registering on the New York Times bestseller list, to being in the top 10 last week.

Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. 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.

Vietnam POW for 7. View all 3 comments. I want my personality and character to be just like this guy. This book was hands-down amazing, from his witty, humorous remarks to his honorable decisions, I would definitely recommend this book to anyone. That is the reason that he becomes a SEAL. The gist of his story was eirc so much an autobiography but a story of a journey to understanding.

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To feel poor, however, is something that we do only in comparison to others. Try the Kindle edition and experience these great hwart features: It feels much like the better GoPro camera footage dispersed across the internet. There are uplifting stories and stories that will make you weep. What a great book! There’s a problem loading this menu right now.

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

This is no ordinary man. I salute you for your service, as a SEAL and as an American who stands for the highest American, and deeply human, ideals. A very worthwhile read. If you’re like me, you will be and feel better for the experience. He did lots of cool stuff, though.


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 tne of humanitarian aid need to be stopped b A very worthwhile read. Buy the selected items together This item: He wanted to help fellow wounded and disabled warriors serve thier country again; this time using thier military leadership skills as civilian leaders in their own communities.

There are stories that make you question man’s inhumanity to man and stories restore your hopes for a better future. And we have each other. He does an outstanding job of weaving together the various stories and threads of his life, and making them come together in a coherent tapestry of how a well lived life can improve those around you, and be an illumination for others.

The Heart and the Fist: from Navy Seal to humanitarian – The National

Jan 14, Jacqueline rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: This is a memoir of a man who did not join the U. So as I said above, what a great story! Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

Let me also say what this book is not.