John Gretton "Jocko" Willink is an American retired officer of the United States Navy, who served in the Navy SEAL teams. He is also a podcaster and author.
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This book tells the untold story of the brotherhood behind one of the Iraq War's legendary acts of valor, as recounted by the war's only living Medal of Honor recipient. In 2004, David Bellavia's unit, known as the Ramrods, fought and helped win the bloodiest episode of the war in Fallujah. Bellavia cleared a fortified enemy position, earning him the Medal of Honor years later. This book covers the journey of Bellavia's platoon through fifteen years, from brutal war to transformative reunion, as the soldiers became ordinary citizens again. It's a quintessential and timeless American tale of how November 10, 2004, rattled within them, and how their reunion brought them home at last.
@MichaelRCaputo @WarriorMentor @audible_com Amazing book. Amazing man and hero. – source
Get ready to be moved by the powerful memoir Always Faithful. Two men from opposite worlds, Marine Major Tom Schueman and Afghan interpreter Zainullah "Zak" Zaki, intertwine their stories of parallel lives and an unbreakable bond amidst war and danger in Afghanistan. Experience the heart-pounding moments of Zak and his family's escape from Kabul, and witness the challenges and effects of America's longest war through Tom and Zak's eyes. This 360-degree view will leave you questioning if it was all worth it.
350 is up with Major Tom Schueman, @USMC. He fought hard battles in Sangin, Afghanistan. Later, he fought administratively to rescue his interpreter from the Taliban. SEMPER FI. His incredible book available here: – source
Follow the incredible journey of a wounded soldier's rehabilitation as he battles physical and mental trauma, addiction, suicide, and a traumatic brain injury. This inspiring book takes you from the day of his injury to his world-changing recovery, culminating in a triumphant finish that will leave you changed.
And here is @braxton_mccoy incredible book, The Glass Factory: – source
The Dichotomy of Leadership by Jocko Willink and Leif Babin offers a revolutionary approach to help leaders achieve balance crucial to victory. This book challenges readers to become better leaders, followers, and people, providing granular insights into the nuances that every successful leader must navigate. With examples from the authors' combat and training experiences in the SEAL teams, Willink and Babin explain how to master The Dichotomy of Leadership and achieve the ultimate goal: victory. A must-read for any leader looking to improve their skills and abilities.
@Scarp_BadaBing @MtViewLShip @LeifBabin Get the book Dichotomy of Leadership. – source
Explore the dark world of totalitarianism, greed, and power struggles in this unforgettable classic. This brilliant satire takes a devastating aim at the corrupt and self-centered rulers of an imaginary state, highlighting the worst of human nature from selfishness to desperation. From comedy to tragedy, Animal Farm shows the breadth of the human experience and serves as a chillingly relevant warning on the dangers of unchecked power. Get ready to be captivated by this literary masterpiece.
There is a book called Animal Farm. You should check it out. – source
This controversial book is part memoir, nutritional guide, and political manifesto that examines the destructive history of agriculture and its impact on our planet. It argues that to save the planet, food must come from within living communities through sustainable, locally grown practices. The author, a former vegan of 20 years, also explores the moral issues surrounding eating animals and offers alternatives to industrial farming. It's a must-read for anyone interested in the health of both humans and the environment.
@davethevegan Check out a book called The Vegetarian Myth by Lierre Kieth if you are open to some different ideas about what you eat. – source
Explore the savage, violent world of America's westward expansion in this subversive epic novel. Based on real historical events, follow the story of a 14-year-old boy who gets caught up in a horrifying world of scalp-hunting and murder on the Texas-Mexico border in the 1850s. Blood Meridian is a dark and twisted take on the Western genre, challenging the myths and legends of the Wild West.
Was able to show the darkness in humanity and there’s nothing pleasant in any way, shape or form. – source
This bestselling war memoir tells the inspiring story of Colonel David H. Hackworth, who devoted his life to the US Army and became a living legend. From Korea to Berlin, from the Cuban missile crisis to Vietnam, Hackworth's experiences offer a powerful portrait of patriotism and the changing fortunes of the American military. His book is a vivid portrayal of selflessness and an indictment of the Pentagon's misunderstandings that fueled the Vietnam conflict. It’s no wonder many Vietnam veterans consider this book the most important of their generation.
I had About Face next to my bed in Ramadi. I literally read it every night. That’s how I'd fall asleep. – source