Eric Greitens: "The Heart and the Fist"
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.
a U.S. Navy SEAL officer and founder/CEO of The Mission Continues, a nonprofit organization
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Excerpted from "The Heart and the Fist" by Eric Greitens. Copyright 2011 by Eric Greitens. Excerpted here by kind permission of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.