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The Heart and the Fist: The education of a humanitarian, the making of a Navy SEAL

The Heart and the Fist: The Education of a Humanitarian, the Making of a Navy SEAL - Eric Greitens See the Goodreads review by Jacqueline. I could hardly improve upon it. Except to add, that one of my favorite sections of the book was of the author's experience at Oxford as a Rhodes Scholar. An inside look at what very few get to experience in terms of the freedom to learn at one of the best institutions in the world, with no expectations of performance. Bliss.UPDATE: Who knew that an extraordinary event such as the successful raid on Osama Bin Laden's compound in Pakistan would transpire following the timely publication of this book? Having already read this inspiring memoir, I had a deeper understanding and context with which to frame the news. It has been exciting to see Eric as a face and voice in the media to help put perspective on elite Navy Seal soldiers, in the week following the initial announcement.Now there is a NYT's Book review here: http://topics.nytimes.com/top/reference/timestopics/people/k/michiko_kakutani/index.html?inline=nyt-per