The Hero Workouts

The Hero Workouts Author Carter Henry
ISBN-10 9781578266593
Year 2017-07-18
Pages 288
Language en
Publisher Hatherleigh Press
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The Hero Workouts presents a collection of exercise routines honoring the valiant men and women who gave their lives in service to their country. Each workout is dedicated to a fallen hero and includes the true account of their life and service. Bell, Gallant, Pike, Legion 8, Jenny. These are the names of workouts created as a tribute to men and women who lost their lives in service to their country. A new book, The Hero Workouts presents a definitive collection these honorific workouts dedicated to their memory. The Hero Workouts features over 100 workouts each named for a fallen hero and includes the story of their personal lives and battle action. The story behind the Hero Workouts is one that needs to be told. Each workout is named after a fallen soldier or group of soldiers. Just among the selection include Bell, Gallant, Pike, Legion 8, Full Maltz, Griff, Bull, Willy, Joshie, Gator, The Don, Operation Red Wings, Murph, JT, Luce, 31Heroes, Faas Fit, Big Andy, The Jonas Project Memorial WOD, Indian 617, JAG 28, Rocket, Jenny, War Frank, Badger... and more than 100 are featured in The Hero Workouts. Started in the Crossfit community, the Hero Workouts are rooted in honor. By participating in these workouts, one gains the opportunity to revere an individual who has made the ultimate sacrifice. Taking the time to remember these men and women or to learn who they were can be part of a healing process, either on a personal level or in response to a collective loss we all feel. The stories behind the workouts are emotional and moving... stories of courage, family, loss, and grief collected and expressed by researcher and writer Carter Henry, herself an active duty sailor in the United States Navy. Carter Henry has agreed to donate 100% of her earnings from the sale of The Hero Workouts to benefit the Special Operations Warrior Foundation (SOWF). SOWF provides college scholarships for the surviving children of fallen Special Operations Forces, family & educational counseling, and financial grants to severely-wounded Special Operations Forces service members. The Hero Workouts is an exceptional publication, unique and inspirational, one every American should read and reflect upon.

Civilian Warriors

Civilian Warriors Author Erik Prince
ISBN-10 9780698154001
Year 2013-11-18
Pages 416
Language en
Publisher Penguin
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No company in our time has been as mysterious or as controversial as Blackwater. Founded by former Navy SEAL Erik Prince in 1997, it recruited special forces veterans and others with the skills and courage to take on the riskiest security jobs in the world. As its reputation grew, government demand for its services escalated, and Blackwater's men eventually completed nearly one hundred thousand missions in Iraq and Afghanistan. Both the Bush and Obama administrations found the company indispensible. It sounds like a classic startup success story, except for one problem: Blackwater has been demonized around the world. From uninformed news coverage to grossly distorted fictional portrayals, Blackwater employees have been smeared as mercenaries, profiteers, jackbooted thugs, and worse. Because of the secrecy requirements of Blackwater's contracts with the Pentagon, the State Department, and the CIA, Prince was unable to speak out when his company's opponents spread false information. But now he's able to tell the full and often shocking story of Blackwater's rise and fall. In Civilian Warriors, Prince pulls no punches and spares no details. He explains his original goal of building an elite center for military and law enforcement training. He recounts how the company shifted gears after 9/11. He honors our troops while challenging the Pentagon's top leadership. And he reveals why highly efficient private military contractors have been essential to running our armed forces, since long before Blackwater came along. Above all, Prince debunks myths about Blackwater that spread while he was forced to remain silent-myths that tarnished the memory of men who gave their lives for their country but never got the recognition they deserved. He reveals new information about some of the biggest controversies of the War on Terror, including: • The true story of the Nisour Square massacre in Baghdad. • The actual details of Blackwater's so-called impunity in Iraq. • The events leading up to the televised deaths of Blackwater contractors in Fallujah. Prince doesn't pretend to be perfect, and he doesn't hide the sometimes painful details of his private life. But he has done a great public service by setting the record straight. His book reads like a thriller but is too improbable to be fiction. From the Hardcover edition.

100 Deadly Skills

100 Deadly Skills Author Clint Emerson
ISBN-10 9781476796055
Year 2015-10-13
Pages 272
Language en
Publisher Simon and Schuster
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From far-flung locations to our very own backyards, danger and disaster can strike at any moment, and survival comes down to preparation and knowing your enemy. Adapted by a retired Navy SEAL from the world of special operations, this manual draws on the unique skill set of a clandestine operative to radically improve your chances of coming out on top - whether you're faced with an active shooter or the zombie apocalypse. These one hundred deadly skills, which all rely on low-tech or "no-tech" tools (because complicated instructions are the last thing you need when facing imminent peril), include creating an every day carry kit; evading an ambush; escaping an automobile trunk; defeating handcuffs; making an improvised gas mask; disabling digital tracking devices; tricking facial recognition software; winning a knife fight; and surviving a grenade attack.--COVER.

Fallen Angels

Fallen Angels Author Walter Dean Myers
ISBN-10 0590409433
Year 1988
Pages 309
Language en
Publisher Scholastic Inc.
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Seventeen-year-old Richie Perry, just out of his Harlem high school, enlists in the Army in the summer of 1967 and spends a devastating year on active duty in Vietnam. Reissue.

Spartan Warrior Workout

Spartan Warrior Workout Author Dave Randolph
ISBN-10 9781569757918
Year 2010
Pages 158
Language en
Publisher Ulysses Press
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DO YOU HAVE THE STRENGTH--TO STOP AN ENTIRE ARMY? In just one month, the high-intensity workouts in this book can give you the jaw-dropping physique of history's greatest soldiers. Spartan Warrior Workout takes you from merely being in shape to having the strength and endurance to withstand the ultimate test. Whether you're a veteran in the weight room or a new recruit, Spartan Warrior Workout will challenge you like nothing you have ever tried before: * Arms and shoulders are sculpted with kettlebell cleans and presses * Abs are toned with windmills and planks * Back and butt are strengthened with kettlebell swings and pull-ups * Chest is chiseled with bench presses and push-ups * Legs and glutes are shaped with jumping lunges and squats More than just exercises, the book's guidelines on active rest, pre-hab and nutrition will help keep your body healthy and fueled as you push yourself to the limit and reach higher levels of fitness.

The White War

The White War Author Mark Thompson
ISBN-10 9780571250080
Year 2009-08-06
Pages 496
Language en
Publisher Faber & Faber
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In May 1915, Italy declared war on the Habsburg Empire, hoping to seize its 'lost' territories of Trieste and Tyrol. The result was one of the most hopeless and senseless modern wars - and one that inspired great cruelty and destruction. Nearly three-quarters of a million Italians - and half as many Austro-Hungarian troops - were killed. Most of the deaths occurred on the bare grey hills north of Trieste, and in the snows of the Dolomite Alps. Outsiders who witnessed these battles were awestruck by the difficulty of attacking on such terrain. General Luigi Cadorna, most ruthless of all the Great War commanders, restored the Roman practice of 'decimation', executing random members of units that retreated or rebelled. Italy sank into chaos and, eventually, fascism. Its liberal traditions did not recover for a quarter of a century - some would say they have never recovered. Mark Thompson relates this nearly incredible saga with great skill and pathos. Much more than a history of terrible violence, the book tells the whole story of the war: the nationalist frenzy that led up to it, the decisions that shaped it, the poetry it inspired, its haunting landscapes and political intrigues; the personalities of its statesmen and generals; and also the experience of ordinary soldiers - among them some of modern Italy's greatest writers. A work of epic scale, The White War does full justice to one of the most remarkable untold stories of the First World War.

Damn Few

Damn Few Author Rorke Denver
ISBN-10 9781448169962
Year 2013-04-11
Pages 304
Language en
Publisher Random House
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**THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER** With all the SEALs' recent successes, we have been getting a level of attention we are not used to. It's been flattering but something important has been missing from the discussion. People keep describing what we do, but no one has even scratched the surface of how and why. The unique psychology behind it. Operating in the world’s most hostile environments, the Navy SEALs are highly skilled warriors, finely tuned and ready for action. Now, for the first time, Lieutenant Commander Rorke Denver offers a compelling and profound insight into the extreme bravery, borderline lunacy, and touching camaraderie of this elite brotherhood. Packed with tales from the gruelling training process and real-life operations, Rorke Denver recounts his evolution from a young SEAL hopeful pushing his way through Hell Week, into a warrior engaging in dangerous stealth missions across the globe, and finally into a lieutenant commander directing the indoctrination programmes and the “Hero or Zero” missions his graduating SEALs undertake. From hunting Osama bin Laden to hostage rescues in Somalia and momentum-shifting operations in Afghanistan and Iraq, the SEALs hit hard and fast, moving in and out of conflict zones without leaving a trace. Through the course of Denver’s story, you’ll see what it takes to become one of them and why they are the damn few.

Unlikely Warriors

Unlikely Warriors Author Lonnie M. Long Gary B. Blackburn
ISBN-10 9781475990577
Year 2013-05
Pages 490
Language en
Publisher iUniverse
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Traces the activities of the Army Security Agency and its members during the Vietnam war.

Phantom Warrior

Phantom Warrior Author Forrest Bryant Johnson
ISBN-10 9781440678158
Year 2007-08-07
Pages 352
Language en
Publisher Penguin
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This is the story of John McKinney who received the Medal of Honor for his actions against a Japanese surprise attack. On May 11, 1945, McKinney returned fire on the Japanese attacking his unit, using every available weapon-even his fists-standing alone against wave after wave of dedicated Japanese soldiers. At the end, John McKinney was alive-with over forty Japanese bodies before him. This is the story of an extraordinary man whose courage and fortitude in battle saved many American lives, and whose legacy has been sadly forgotten by all but a few. Here, the proud legacy of John McKinney lives on.

Natural Born Heroes

Natural Born Heroes Author Christopher McDougall
ISBN-10 9781847659330
Year 2015-04-16
Pages 488
Language en
Publisher Profile Books
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When Chris McDougall stumbled across the story of Churchill's 'dirty tricksters', a motley crew of English poets and academics who helped resist the Nazi invasion of Crete, he knew he was on the track of something special. To beat the odds, the tricksters-starving, aging, outnumbered-tapped into an ancient style of fitness: the lost art of heroism. They listened to their instincts, replaced calories with stored bodily fat and used their fascia, the network of tissue which criss-crosses the body, to catapult themselves to superhuman strength and endurance. Soon McDougall was in the middle of a modern fitness revolution taking place everywhere from Parisian parkour routes to state-of-the-art laboratories, and based on the know-how of Shanghai street-fighters and Wild West gunslingers. Just as Born to Run got runners off the treadmill and into nature, Natural Born Heroes will inspire casual athletes to dump the gym membership for cross-training, mud runs and free-running.

Reflections of a Warrior

Reflections of a Warrior Author Elwood J.C. Kureth
ISBN-10 1416598359
Year 2007-11-01
Pages 304
Language en
Publisher Simon and Schuster
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PFC Franklin Miller arrived in Vietnam in March 1966, and saw his first combat in a Reconnaissance Platoon. So began an odyssey that would make him into one of the most feared and respected men in the Special Forces elite, who made their own rules in the chaos of war. In the exclusive world of the Military Assistance Command, Vietnam, Studies and Observation Group, Miller ran missions deep into enemy territory to gather intelligence, snatch prisoners, and to kill. Leading small bands of battle-hardened Montagnard and Meo tribesmen, he was fierce and fearless -- fighting army policy to stay in combat for six tours. On a top-secret mission in 1970, Miller and a handful of men, all critically injured, held off the NVA in an incredible Alamo-like stand -- for which he was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor. When his time in Southeast Asia ended, he had also received the Silver Star, two Bronze Stars, an Air Medal, and six Purple Hearts. This is his incredible story.

Tactical Strength

Tactical Strength Author Stewart Smith
ISBN-10 1578266629
Year 2017-01-15
Pages 208
Language en
Publisher Hatherleigh Press
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REACH THE GOLD STANDARD OF FITNESS WITH TACTICAL STRENGTH FEATURING: DETAILED DAILY WORKOUT PLANS * ONLINE SUPPORT AT GETFITNOW.COM * PROVEN RESULTS * MENTAL TOUGHNESS * NUTRITION * AND MORE! Developed by a former Navy SEAL and building upon the foundations of Special Ops fitness techniques, Tactical Strength is designed to train you to perform up to the rigorous physical training standards required of tactical professionals. Tactical Strength presents a series of workout plans designed for both men and women--programs based in weight lifting, body weight calisthenics, cardiovascular training, and swimming-- scaled for a variety of levels. Combined with the all-purpose tool set of the Tactical Strength Gearbox, Tactical Strength gives you everything you need to push your limits and go beyond. Plus, powerful new drills using weighted vests and sleds make for an intense training regimen that will challenge the warrior athlete. With Tactical Strength, you will: * Reach new levels of physical strength and endurance * Boost speed and performance like never before * Expand your workout regimen with new tools and techniques * Get to it, get through it, and stay with it...whatever life has in store! Tactical Strength sets the standard for physical excellence--while giving you the tools you need to go beyond your current potential and reach a new peak of performance! Guided instructional videos, community, and expert support for this book available at GetFitNow.com and on Facebook at GetFitNowdotcom!

The Book of Three

The Book of Three Author Lloyd Alexander
ISBN-10 9781409590798
Year 2014-11-01
Pages 240
Language en
Publisher Usborne Publishing Ltd
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Taran is desperate for adventure. Being a lowly Assistant Pig-Keeper just isn't exciting. That is, until the magical pig, Hen Wen, disappears and Taran embarks on a death-defying quest to save her from the evil Horned King. His perilous adventures bring Taran many new friends: an irritable dwarf, an impulsive bard, a strange hairy beast and the hot-headed Princess Eilonwy. Together, they face many dangers, from the deathless Cauldron-Born warriors, dragons, witches and the terrifying Horned King himself. Taran learns much about his identity, but the mysterious Book of Three is yet to reveal his true destiny. "Lloyd Alexander is the true High King of fantasy." - Garth Nix

Living with a SEAL

Living with a SEAL Author Jesse Itzler
ISBN-10 9781455534692
Year 2015-11-03
Pages 256
Language en
Publisher Hachette UK
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Entrepreneur Jesse Itzler chronicles his month of living and extreme fitness training with a Navy SEAL in the New York Times and #1 LA Times bestseller LIVING WITH A SEAL, now with two bonus chapters. Entrepreneur Jesse Itzler will try almost anything. His life is about being bold and risky. So when Jesse felt himself drifting on autopilot, he hired a rather unconventional trainer to live with him for a month-an accomplished Navy SEAL widely considered to be "the toughest man on the planet"! LIVING WITH A SEAL is like a buddy movie if it starred the Fresh Prince of Bel- Air...and Rambo. Jesse is about as easy-going as you can get. SEAL is...not. Jesse and SEAL's escapades soon produce a great friendship, and Jesse gains much more than muscle. At turns hilarious and inspiring, LIVING WITH A SEAL ultimately shows you the benefits of stepping out of your comfort zone.