The New York Times best-selling book The Heart and the Fist shares one man’s story of extraordinary leadership and service as both a humanitarian and a warrior.
Saint Louis, Missouri (PRWEB) April 04, 2012
Eric Greitens will speak at the newly opened Spencer Road Branch of the St. Charles Library, and will sign copies of his book, New York Times bestseller The Heart and the Fist: The Education of a Humanitarian, the Making of a Navy SEAL. The event will be emceed by KMOX radio personality Mark Reardon.
Greitens is available for interviews on topics such as:
-Military Special Forces
-Importance of compassion and cultural understanding in military engagement
-Challenges facing returning veterans, solutions to those challenges
About: Eric Greitens was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri, where he was educated in the public schools. He was an Angier B. Duke Scholar at Duke University, and was later selected as a Rhodes and a Truman Scholar. He attended the University of Oxford from 1996 through 2000. There he earned a master’s degree in 1998 and a Ph.D. in 2000. He has worked as a humanitarian volunteer, documentary photographer, and researcher in Rwanda, Cambodia, Albania, Mexico, Israel, India, Bosnia, and Bolivia. Eric also served as a United States Navy SEAL officer for ten years, and deployed four times during the Global War on Terrorism. After returning from Iraq in 2007, Eric donated his combat pay to found The Mission Continues, a national nonprofit organization that challenges veterans to serve and lead in communities across America.
The New York Times best-selling book The Heart and the Fist shares one man’s story of extraordinary leadership and service as both a humanitarian and a warrior. In a life lived at the raw edges of the human experience, Eric Greitens has seen what can be accomplished when compassion and courage come together in meaningful service. The Heart and the Fist offers each of us a new way of thinking about living a meaningful life.
Greitens explains, “The combination of the Heart and The Fist has helped me to build purpose in my life, and I hope that these stories will also help others to build purpose in their own lives.” In The Heart and the Fist, Eric Greitens shows that to win any war, even one that we wage against ourselves, to create a lasting peace, to save a life, even simply to live with purpose, requires us—every one of us—to be both good and strong.
The paperback edition of The Heart and the Fist features new content, including an afterword in which Eric updates readers on the growth of The Mission Continues since the Spring of 2011, and discusses our country’s progress since the death of Osama bin Laden nearly one year ago.
Eric will be available for interviews on the days preceding and following the April 9th event. If you are interested in scheduling an interview, please contact Katie Ricks at (314) 571-6178 or kricks(at)greitensgroup.com. For more information about Eric Greitens and The Heart and the Fist, please visit http://www.ericgreitens.com.