Once A Warrior

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Author by Jake Wood
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Editor : Penguin
ISBN : 9780593189368
Type Books : PDF & Epub
File Pages : 320
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"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

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Author by Fran Baker
Genre : Vietnam War, 1961-1975
Editor : Delphi Books
ISBN : 0966339703
Type Books : PDF & Epub
File Pages : 346
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In World War II, Lieutenant Scanlon marries Anne-Marie of the French resistance. A daughter of that union, Catherine, marries John, the son of Scanlon's war buddy. When John, a flyer, becomes an MIA in Vietnam, Catherine goes looking for him.


Once A Warrior

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Author by Anthony Neil Smith
Genre : Fiction
Editor : Blasted Heath Ltd
ISBN : 9781908688699
Type Books : PDF & Epub
File Pages : 245
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It's been three years since Mustafa Bahdoon, one-time leader of the Southside Killaz, saved his fugitive son Adem from the clutches of pirates in Somalia. But when Mustafa is asked to rescue a young girl from the gang's sex trafficking empire, he returns from retirement to seize control once again. But his coup ignites a vicious gang war on the streets of Minneapolis.Meanwhile, still haunted by guilt over the girl he left behind in Somalia, Adem reprises the role of Mr Mohammed, legendary pirate negotiator. But the CIA is on his tail and he soon finds himself unwillingly enmeshed in a deadly campaign against organised crime.Half a world apart, survival for both father and son depends upon telling friend from enemy, truth from lie, and their own true selves from the roles they must play.Once A Warrior is the highly anticipated follow-up to the award-winning All The Young Warriors. Praise for All The Young Warriors"a brilliant book, possibly the best novel of the year." - Les Edgerton"written with a sureness of hand and a depth of character that are impressive. A highly accomplished crime novel exposing an often unseen world." - The Big Issue"All The Young Warriors will grip readers who enjoy the chance to slip into a foreign culture and also those who want a page-turning thriller" - Spinetingler Magazine"a powerful story that is both riveting and meaningful" - Crime Fiction Lover"this book is a classic in the making" - I Meant To Read That"All The Young Warriors is a pretty rare beast, a clever page-turner. It deserves to be a bestseller and has film adaptation stamped all over it." - Loitering With Intent"a courageous novel that raises a lot of pertinent questions" - Dead End Follies"Smith writes with force and clarity" - The Chicago Tribune"Smith's version of Minnesota is no Lake Wobegon; the inhabitants are refreshingly made up entirely of the deranged, the damaged, and the doomed. If you can picture the intellectual and physical mayhem that might have resulted from a Jim Thompson and Harry Crews collaboration, you'd be on the right track. But Anthony Neil Smith is his own writer — and a very fine one, indeed." - Booklist


Once A Warrior

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Author by Karyn Monk
Genre : Fiction
Editor : Bantam
ISBN : 9780553903287
Type Books : PDF & Epub
File Pages : 384
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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 Always A Warrior

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Author by Charles Hoge
Genre : Psychology
Editor : Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN : 9780762762095
Type Books : PDF & Epub
File Pages : 328
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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 Were Warriors

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Author by Alan Duff
Genre : Fiction
Editor : Penguin Random House New Zealand Limited
ISBN : 9781775533610
Type Books : PDF & Epub
File Pages : 217
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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

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Author by Mary M. McMahon
Genre : Dakota Indians
Editor : North Star Press of St. Cloud
ISBN : 0878392610
Type Books : PDF & Epub
File Pages : 300
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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.


Once Intrepid Warriors

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Author by Dorothy L. Hodgson
Genre : History
Editor : Indiana University Press
ISBN : 0253214513
Type Books : PDF & Epub
File Pages : 356
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"Once Intrepid Warriors explores the ways identity, development, and gender have interacted to shape the Maasai into who and what they are today. By situating the Maasai in the political, economic, and social context of Tanzania and world events, Dorothy L. Hodgson shows how outside forces, and views of development in particular, have influenced Maasai lifeways, especially gender relations. Five profiles of Maasai men and women interspersed within the text bring Maasai voices to life and show that they were never passive witnesses to their own history."--BOOK JACKET.


Once A Warrior King

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Author by David Donovan
Genre : History
Editor : National Geographic Books
ISBN : 9780345479075
Type Books : PDF & Epub
File Pages : 0
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The memoir of a young American soldier who became the most powerful man in a remote rural district of Vietnam In the spring of 1969, First Lieutenant David Donovan arrived in the Mekong Delta of South Vietnam to work as military advisor with village chiefs and local militia to win the war. But as he was the highest-ranking person in the entire district, his life there was far more complex than anyone could have imagined. This is Donovan’s gripping account of combat missions and night ambushes in the swamps and jungles of the Delta; his heartrending tale of personal involvement with the culture and families in his charge; his humane introspection on his awesome responsibility as both warrior and king; and his stark reflections on the changes he saw in himself and his country upon his return to the United States. “Donovan’s memoir . . . provides valuable documentation on a relatively obscure part of the American military effort—it describes how the war really worked on the front line of ‘Vietnamization,’ the training of local militia. His reflections on his own use of power raise serious and important questions about the American expierence in Vietnam.”—The New York Times Book Review


The Rose And The Warrior

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Author by Karyn Monk
Genre : Fiction
Editor : Bantam
ISBN : 9780553903232
Type Books : PDF & Epub
File Pages : 336
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In the breathtaking tradition of Once a Warrior and The Witch and the Warrior comes Karyn Monk's passionate new tale of a distant time, a proud people--and a forbidden love. She was an infamous thief... When the ruthless MacTiers destroyed Melantha's clan, she vowed to do whatever was necessary to keep her people alive. It was a daring risk to disguise herself as "the Falcon," a mysterious horseman who stole food and gold from the enemy, always slipping away unscathed. But when Melantha captured the MacTier warrior who was sent to kill her, the danger she faced was the desire aroused by this enigmatic stranger.... ...until one man stole her heart. Roarke had known only battle for far too long. With his family gone, he had proved his loyalty to his laird in countless conflicts, fighting with the fearless arrogance of a man who had nothing to lose--and untold rewards to gain. But murdering the enchanting spitfire who had waged her own maddening war against his clan was unthinkable. Torn between fealty to his lord and the dictates of his conscience, Roarke would look for an answer in the emerald eyes of a woman who dared to show him the meaning of honor, the bonds of family--and the power of love.