The Heart and the Fist: The Education of a Humanitarian, the Making of a Navy Seal (Compact Disc)

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By Eric Greitens, Eric Greitens (Narrated by)
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Eric Greitens worked in some of the roughest refugee camps in the world. After seeing the destruction that violence wreaked on so many lives, he trained to be a Navy SEAL so he could take the fight to the enemy. It is an amazing tale of one man's extraordinary leadership and service as both a humanitarian and a warrior. He is a true inspiration.

— Sara, Atlanta

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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.

About the Author


Eric Greitens is a senior fellow at the University of Missouri and the founder and director of The Mission Continues, a charity that helps wounded veterans find work back at home.

Eric Greitens is a senior fellow at the University of Missouri and the founder and director of The Mission Continues, a charity that helps wounded veterans find work back at home.

Praise For…


"This tale of [Greitens's] dual military/humanitarian effort could be paired with Rye Barcott's It Happened on the Way to War." ---Library Journal



Product Details
ISBN: 9781452600963
ISBN-10: 1452600961
Publisher: Tantor Audio
Publication Date: April 11th, 2011
Language: English