Eric Greitens: "The Heart and the Fist"

 - Chloe Crespi

Chloe Crespi

Eric Greitens: "The Heart and the Fist"

Former navy seal, humanitarian and author Eric Greitens on why we still need heroes at home and in the battlefield.

Eric Greitens has traveled to some of the world’s most desperate and dangerous conflict zones, first as a teenage volunteer and later as a much-decorated lieutenant in the US navy SEALS. Throughout his life and public service, a deep concern for human suffering has provided the common thread. In his book “The Heart and the Fist” Eric Greitens tells his story firsthand – how a young Rhodes scholar transformed into an elite warrior and then eventually into a humanitarian and civic leader. He joins us to discuss why he believes it is vital to remain both compassionate and strong, and why a soldier’s work is never done.


Eric Greitens

a U.S. Navy SEAL officer and founder/CEO of The Mission Continues, a nonprofit organization

Read an Excerpt

Excerpted from "The Heart and the Fist" by Eric Greitens. Copyright 2011 by Eric Greitens. Excerpted here by kind permission of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.

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