Once a Warrior

Once a Warrior
Author: Jake Wood
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9780593189368
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Release: 2020-11-10
Editor: Penguin
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

"The book that America needs right now." --Tom Brokaw, journalist and author of The Greatest Generation "Jake Wood offers one of the most soaring definitions of service I've ever seen." --Maria Shriver, award-winning journalist and author of I've Been Thinking From Marine sniper Jake Wood, a riveting memoir of leading over 100,000 veterans to a life of renewed service, volunteering to battle, hurricanes, tornados, wildfires, pandemics, and civil wars, and inspiring onlookers as their unique military training saved lives and rebuilt our country. When Jake Wood arrived in the States after two grueling tours in Iraq and Afghanistan, he watched his unit lose more men to suicide than to enemy hands overseas. Reeling, Jake looked for a way to direct their restlessness towards a new mission--and put their formidable skills to good use. When an earthquake struck Haiti in 2010, Jake had his answer. He convinced several fellow veterans to join him on a ragtag mission to provide desperately needed aid. Despite the high stakes, they were able to untangle complex problems quickly and keep calm under pressure. In this raw, adrenaline-filled narrative, Jake recounts, how, over the past 10 years, he's built the disaster response organization Team Rubicon, and seen the work provide a lifeline back to purpose for the heroes among us. Not only do these intrepid volunteers race against the clock to aid communities after Hurricane Sandy, Hurricane Harvey, COVID-19, and hundreds of other disasters; they also fight for something just as important--each other. Once a Warrior provides a soaring look at what our veterans are capable of--and what might become of America's next greatest generation.

Once a Warrior Always a Warrior

Once a Warrior  Always a Warrior
Author: Charles Hoge
Pages: 328
ISBN: 9780762762095
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Release: 2010-02-23
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

The essential handbook for anyone who has ever returned from a war zone, and their spouse, partner, or family members. Being back home can be as difficult, if not more so, than the time spent serving in a combat zone. It's with this truth that Colonel Charles W. Hoge, MD, a leading advocate for eliminating the stigma of mental health care, presents Once a Warrior—Always a Warrior, a groundbreaking resource with essential new insights for anyone who has ever returned home from a war zone. In clear practical language, Dr. Hoge explores the latest knowledge in combat stress, PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder), mTBI (mild traumatic brain injury), other physiological reactions to war, and their treatment options. Recognizing that warriors and family members both change during deployment, he helps them better understand each other's experience, especially living with enduring survival skills from the combat environment that are often viewed as “symptoms” back home. The heart of this book focuses on what's necessary to successfully navigate the transition—“LANDNAV” for the home front. Once a Warrior—Always a Warrior shows how a warrior's knowledge and skills are vital for living at peace in an insane world.

Once a Warrior King

Once a Warrior King
Author: David Donovan
Pages: 399
ISBN: 0304367133
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Release: 2005
Editor: Weidenfeld & Nicolson
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

David Donovan arrived in the Mekong Delta in April 1969, a raw and idealistic first lieutenant fresh from Special Warfare School. He was assigned to an isolated four-man team operating alone in a remote rural area of the Delta which was sent there to co-operate with village chiefs and local militia against the Vietcong. As chief commanding officer of his unit Donovan led patrol and combat missions, and he vividly re-creates the suspense of night ambushes and the high-pitched emotion of surprise attacks and man-to-man warfare in the swamps and jungles of the Delta. But Donovan was also involved with the lives of the local people in a role beyond that of military advisor, and ultimately he was inducted into a Vietnamese brotherhood - the honorary 'warrior kings'.

Once Were Warriors

Once Were Warriors
Author: Alan Duff
Pages: 248
ISBN: 9781775533610
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Release: 2012-12-07
Editor: Penguin Random House New Zealand Limited
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A New Zealand classic, this novel is a raw and powerful portrayal of Maori in New Zealand society. Alan Duff's groundbreaking first novel is one of the most talked-about books ever published in New Zealand and is the basis of a major New Zealand film. This hard hitting story is a frank and uncompromising portrait in which everyone is a victim, until the strength and vision of one woman transcends brutality and leads the way to a new life. 'Alan Duff's first novel bursts upon our literary landscape with all the noise and power of a new volcano' - Michael Gifkins, NZ Listener

Once a Warrior

Once a Warrior
Author: Karyn Monk
Pages: 384
ISBN: 9780553903287
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Release: 2006-06-13
Editor: Bantam
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Her stories are tender and sensual, humorous and deeply involving. Now Karyn Monk offers her most enthralling romance ever: a tale of a shattered hero fighting for redemption--and fighting for love... Ariella MacKendrick knew her people had only one hope for survival: she must find the mighty warrior known as the Black Wolf and bring him home to defend her clan. But when Ariella finally tracks him down, Malcolm MacFane is nothing like the hero she dreamed he would be. The fearless laird who once led a thousand men is a drunken shell of his former self, scarred inside and out, with no army in sight. Yet Ariella has no choice but to put her trust in MacFane. And soon something begins to stir in the fallen legend. A fire still rages in his warrior heart--a passion that could lead them into battle...a desire, barely leashed, that could brand a Highland beauty's soul.

Once a Warrior King

Once a Warrior King
Author: David Donovan
Pages: 323
ISBN: STANFORD:36105081680840
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Release: 1985
Editor: McGraw-Hill Companies
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

A first lieutenant's memoir recreates the tense drama of combat in the Mekong Delta, the close associations he developed with the Vietnamese in that region, and his struggle to readjust to civilian life in the states

The Wizards of Once

The Wizards of Once
Author: Cressida Cowell
Pages: 384
ISBN: 9781444936711
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Release: 2017-09-19
Editor: Hachette Children's
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

From the bestselling author of How to Train Your Dragon comes an exciting high-adventure series - set in an ancient, magical time, full of Wizards, Warriors, Giants and Sprites. Winner of the Blue Peter Book Award This is the story of a young boy Wizard and a young girl Warrior who have been taught since birth to hate each other like poison; and the thrilling tale of what happens when their two worlds collide. Perfect for boys and girls who love fantasy adventure... Once there was Magic, and the Magic lived in the dark forests. Until the Warriors came... Xar is a Wizard boy who has no Magic, and will do anything to get it. Wish is a Warrior girl, but she owns a banned Magical Object, and she will do anything to conceal it. In this whirlwind adventure, Xar and Wish must forget their differences if they're going to make it to the dungeons at Warrior Fort. Where something that has been sleeping for hundreds of years is stirring...

Once a Warrior

Once a Warrior
Author: J. Ian Sample
Pages: 112
ISBN: 0979064791
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Release: 2007
Editor: Watermark Pub
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

For the University of Hawaii football team, the 2006 season was a year to remembernational ranking, a record-breaking offense and an unprecedented number of seniors drafted into the NFL. Here, from a player's-eye view, is the inside story of that magical season, on the field and off: the games, the goofs, the groupies and more. In Once A Warrior, J. Ian Sample shares the joy of winning big, the sting of losing the close ones, and just what it means to be, not just a player, but a Hawaii Warrior.

Once a Warrior

Once a Warrior
Author: Mary McMahon
Pages: 208
ISBN: 0878392610
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Release: 2007-06-30
Editor: North Star Pressof st Cloud
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

On her way to the reservation community center, Hope is raped, beaten and left to die. A wolf spirit protects her as she clings to life. When she is found, with a broken neck and unable to move, her brother Michael takes the law into his own hands and confronts and kills his sister's attacker. Criminal defense attorney Molly Malone steps in to take his case.

The Princess and the Warrior

The Princess and the Warrior
Author: Duncan Tonatiuh
Pages: 40
ISBN: 9781613129708
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Release: 2016-09-20
Editor: Abrams
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Award-winning author Duncan Tonatiuh reimagines one of Mexico’s cherished legends. Princess Izta had many wealthy suitors but dismissed them all. When a mere warrior, Popoca, promised to be true to her and stay always by her side, Izta fell in love. The emperor promised Popoca if he could defeat their enemy Jaguar Claw, then Popoca and Izta could wed. When Popoca was near to defeating Jaguar Claw, his opponent sent a messenger to Izta saying Popoca was dead. Izta fell into a deep sleep and, upon his return, even Popoca could not wake her. As promised Popoca stayed by her side. So two volcanoes were formed: Iztaccíhuatl, who continues to sleep, and Popocatépetl, who spews ash and smoke, trying to wake his love.

Way of the Peaceful Warrior

Way of the Peaceful Warrior
Author: Dan Millman
Pages: 540
ISBN: 9781442973503
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Release: 2009-04-20
Editor: ReadHowYouWant.com
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

WAY OF THE PEACEFUL WARRIOR has become one of the most beloved spiritual sagas of our time. Shared among friends and families, this million-copy word-of-mouth bestseller has inspired men and women of all ages in twenty languages worldwide. Despite his success, college student and world-champion athlete Dan Millman is haunted by a feeling that something is missing from his life. Awakened one night by dark dreams, he wanders into an all-night gas station, meets an old man named Socrates, and his world is changed forever. Guided by this eccentric old warrior, drawn to an elusive young woman named Joy, Dan begins a spiritual odyssey into realms of light and shadow, romance and mystery, toward a final confrontation that will deliver or destroy him. This classic tale, told with heart and humor, speaks to the peaceful warrior in each of us. Countless readers have been moved to laughter and tears - even moments of illumination - as they rediscover life's larger meaning and purpose. Journey with Dan on the peaceful warrior's path to unreasonable happiness. Find out for yourself why this book changes lives.

A Warrior s Path

A Warrior s Path
Author: Davis Ashura
Pages: 546
ISBN: 0999704443
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Release: 2018-10-31
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Two millennia ago She thundered into the skies of Arisa: Suwraith, a demon bent on Humanity's extinction. Into this world is born Rukh Shektan, a peerless young warrior from a Caste of warriors, devoted to the sanctity of his home and his way of life. He is well-versed in the keen language of swords but all his courage and skills may not save him. A challenge comes, one that threatens all he once thought true and puts at risk all he holds dear. And it will enter his life in the form of one of Humanity's greatest enemies - and perhaps its greatest allies. Worse, he will learn of Suwraith's plans. The Sorrow Bringer has dread intentions for his home. The city of Ashoka is to be razed and her people slaughtered.

Tears of a Warrior

Tears of a Warrior
Author: E.Anthony Seahorn
Pages: 240
ISBN: 1611212731
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Release: 2015-02-19
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Tears of a Warrior: A Family's Story of Combat and Living with PTSD is a patriotic book written about soldiers who are called to duty in service of their country. It is a story of courage, valor, and life-long sacrifice. Long after the cries of battle have ended, many warriors return home to face a multitude of physical and mental challenges. Author Tony Seahorn writes from his experience as a young army officer in Vietnam who served with the Black Lions of the First Infantry Division. His unit fought in some of the bloodiest battles of the war. He was wounded in action and continues to recover from the physical and emotional scars of combat. Tony returned to Wyoming from the war decorated for heroism. Some of his most honored medals include two Bronze Stars, two Purple Hearts, Air Medal for Valor in flight, the Vietnamese Gallantry Cross, and a Presidential Unit Citation. He has experienced the trauma of combat. His experience is painful. His story is real. Janet Seahorn, Tony's wife and co-author, writes from both the perspective of a wife who has lived for thirty years with a veteran with PTSD, and as a professional in human development and neuroscience. Dr. Seahorn's research has focused on the effects PTSD has on the brain, body, and spirit. Tears of a Warrior was written to educate families and veterans about the symptoms of PTSD and to offer strategies for living with the disorder. The book includes nearly 100 photos integrated into the text which provide the reader with a visual picture of the sequence of events as the storyline moves from the realities of combat, to returning home, to the ultimate impact on family and friends. Families and society in general will better understand the long-term effects of combat. Military Personnel and Veterans from all wars, regardless of service branch, will benefit from the authors' experiences and their message of hope.

Carry On Warrior

Carry On  Warrior
Author: Glennon Doyle,Glennon Doyle Melton
Pages: 300
ISBN: 9781451698220
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Release: 2014-04-08
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A New York Times essayist shares her journey from a self-destructive college student to a devoted family woman and teacher while illuminating the importance of trusting in a higher power and being truthful about life's challenges.

Take Command

Take Command
Author: Jake Wood
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9780804138390
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Release: 2014-10-14
Editor: Currency
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In this groundbreaking book on high-stakes leadership, Co-founder and CEO of Team Rubicon and former Marine Sniper Jake Wood, shows how to apply hard-learned lessons in leadership and teamwork from the battlefield and disaster zone to your professional life. What do elite members of the military, first responders in the disaster zone, and high-performing leaders in fast-paced, high-pressure, modern day organizations have in common? The ability to have clarity of mind and purpose when surrounded by chaos. To operate at peak performance under risk. To be able to see clearly when others are blinded by fear, and act when others are paralyzed. To craft plans even with incomplete information, then execute those plans decisively--while still being nimble and adaptable enough to iterate as the terrain changes. To deliver in the clutch. To build teams with high impact, and then inspire those teams to follow you into the fire. While most of our jobs don’t involve leading a tour of Marines through an ambush, or rushing into a relief zone just decimated by a hurricane, in today's fast-paced, hyper-competitive business environment, we are all on the front lines. And in an entrepreneurially-minded world where technology is constantly reinventing how we work, global competition is fierce, and industries are being disrupted overnight, success requires a new kind of leadership. This book is about how to become the kind of leader who gets results when the stakes are at their highest—how to Take Command.

Think Like a Warrior

Think Like a Warrior
Author: Darrin Donnelly
Pages: 244
ISBN: 0692705465
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Release: 2016-05-04
Editor: Shamrock New Media, Incorporated
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Discover the five inner beliefs shared by the world's greatest achievers. If you want to take control of your life and achieve your biggest dreams, you must develop a "warrior mindset." This book will show you how to stop thinking like a victim and start thinking like a warrior. In this inspirational fable, Chris McNeely is a college football coach who is at the end of his rope after a hard-and-fast fall from the top of his profession. Now bankrupt and on the verge of losing his job, he has no idea what he's doing wrong or how to get back on track. Angry, worried, and desperate for help, Chris receives mysterious visits from five of history's greatest coaches: John Wooden, Buck O'Neil, Herb Brooks, Paul "Bear" Bryant, and Vince Lombardi. Together, these five legendary leaders teach Chris how to "think like a warrior" and take control of his life. The "warrior mindset" he develops changes his life forever-and it will change yours as well. Discover the life-changing lessons of John Wooden, Buck O'Neil, Herb Brooks, Bear Bryant, and Vince Lombardi in this inspirational tale of what it takes to achieve your dreams-whatever those dreams may be. This book will show you how to... - Build your self-confidence - Develop mental toughness - Attack every day with joy and enthusiasm - Use a positive mental attitude to achieve more - Harness the power of positive self-talk - Be a positive leader for your family and your team - Become the person you were born to be - And much more... The five inner beliefs revealed in this book will empower you to take control of your life and overcome any obstacle that stands in your way.

Morningstar

Morningstar
Author: Morningstar Mecredi
Pages: 200
ISBN: 9781550504699
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Release: 2006-09-01
Editor: Coteau Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Morningstar Mercredi was born and lived in the north – Fort Chipewayan and Fort McMurray in Alberta, Uranium City in Saskatchewan, and a number of small communities. Sexually abused from an early age, by family members and the boyfriends she turned to for consolation, she was promiscuous, alcoholic and a drug user by the time she was thirteen. She married when she was sixteen and had a son two years later. Everything was a struggle. Days and weeks of sobriety were followed by weeks and months of drinking and self-­abuse. Then, when her son was four, things began to change. Morningstar found support, from the community, from her son, and from within herself, to be a good mother, find employment, keep relationships and reconnect with her family. Today, she is a strong and creative member of her community, and eager to tell her story of defeat and ultimate ­triumph. Sadly, the first part of this story is all too common, while the second is all too rare. But Morningstar is a shining example that it can be done. She is honest and ­self-­critical in her descriptions of many attempts and repeated failures. She gives enormous credit to her son, for his constant love, his determination to be honest with her, and his unfailing confidence in her ability to ­succeed.

The Warrior Ethos

The Warrior Ethos
Author: Steven Pressfield
Pages: 112
ISBN: 9781936891016
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Release: 2011-03-02
Editor: Black Irish Entertainment LLC
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

WARS CHANGE, WARRIORS DON'T We are all warriors. Each of us struggles every day to define and defend our sense of purpose and integrity, to justify our existence on the planet and to understand, if only within our own hearts, who we are and what we believe in. Do we fight by a code? If so, what is it? What is the Warrior Ethos? Where did it come from? What form does it take today? How do we (and how can we) use it and be true to it in our internal and external lives? The Warrior Ethos is intended not only for men and women in uniform, but artists, entrepreneurs and other warriors in other walks of life. The book examines the evolution of the warrior code of honor and "mental toughness." It goes back to the ancient Spartans and Athenians, to Caesar's Romans, Alexander's Macedonians and the Persians of Cyrus the Great (not excluding the Garden of Eden and the primitive hunting band). Sources include Herodotus, Thucydides, Plutarch, Xenophon, Vegetius, Arrian and Curtius--and on down to Gen. George Patton, Field Marshal Erwin Rommel, and Israeli Minister of Defense, Moshe Dayan.

The Witch and The Warrior

The Witch and The Warrior
Author: Karyn Monk
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9780553903294
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Release: 2006-06-13
Editor: Bantam
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The historical tales of Karyn Monk are filled with unforgettable romance and her own special brand of warmth and humor. Now love casts its spell in the Highlands, as a warrior seeks a miracle from a mysterious lady of secrets and magic.... The Witch and the Warrior Suspected of witchcraft, Gwendolyn MacSween has been condemned to being burned at the stake at the hands of her own clan. Yet rescue comes from a most unlikely source. Mad Alex MacDunn, laird of the mighty rival clan MacDunn, is a man whose past is scarred with tragedy and loss. His last hope lies in capturing the witch of the MacSweens--and using her magic to heal his dying son. He expects to find an old hag....Instead he finds a young woman of unearthly beauty. There's only one problem: Gwendolyn has no power to bewitch or to heal. Now she must pretend to be a sorceress--or herself perish. But can she use her common sense to save Alex's son, and her natural powers as a woman to enchant a fierce and handsome Highland warrior--before a dangerous enemy destroys them both?

To Woo a Warrior

To Woo a Warrior
Author: Jane Cousins
Pages: 248
ISBN: 1986453936
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Release: 2013-06-23
Editor: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

It was common knowledge that Hadleigh Valhalla was a complete failure when it came to men. Too blood thirsty. Too tall at six-foot-six and without a coy bone in her too voluptuous body. If there had been a fun, flirty and feminine test, she would have failed it hands down. Thankfully she was much more suited to her role as an Enforcer, protecting her magically enhanced eccentric family on a daily basis from all kinds of nasties. It was a job she loved, much preferring to be out there beheading the baddies than dating any day of the week ... much less stressful. Except now there's a new threat in town. Great-Aunt Alma, the family matchmaker, has returned to the fold and set her sights squarely on all the singletons. Hadleigh will do anything she has to in order to avoid Alma's matchmaking manoeuvres, even if that means signing on as the newest member of the hit reality TV show 'Paranormal Exterminators.' Vaughn, Captain of the Goddess Maat's Elite Warriors, has a mission, to find and annihilate any and all magical beings that threaten to tilt the scales of justice into chaos. A paranormal reality TV show provides the perfect cover. But there's trouble on set. Their only female cast member has gone missing and they need a replacement, fast. Enter Hadleigh Valhalla, the most luscious thing on two legs he's seen in a century. From the moment he sets eyes on her he's determined to make her his. There's only one problem, Hadleigh insists she has a strict no dating policy. Claiming she'd rather be fighting than flirting. A series of mishaps means it's a race against time for Vaughn and Hadleigh to discover just who is targeting the show and stop them before someone gets seriously hurt or dead. While doing so Vaughn intends to teach Hadleigh to break all the rules and prove to her she is just as much woman as she is warrior. His warrior. His woman.