The Warrior Ethos

The Warrior Ethos

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by Steven Pressfield
     
 

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WARS CHANGE, WARRIORS DON'T

We are all warriors. Each of us struggles every day to define and defend our sense of purpose and integrity, to justify our existence on the planet and to understand, if only within our own hearts, who we are and what we believe in. Do we fight by a code? If so, what is it? What is the Warrior Ethos? Where did it come from? What form does

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WARS CHANGE, WARRIORS DON'T

We are all warriors. Each of us struggles every day to define and defend our sense of purpose and integrity, to justify our existence on the planet and to understand, if only within our own hearts, who we are and what we believe in. Do we fight by a code? If so, what is it? What is the Warrior Ethos? Where did it come from? What form does it take today? How do we (and how can we) use it and be true to it in our internal and external lives?

The Warrior Ethos is intended not only for men and women in uniform, but artists, entrepreneurs and other warriors in other walks of life. The book examines the evolution of the warrior code of honor and "mental toughness." It goes back to the ancient Spartans and Athenians, to Caesar's Romans, Alexander's Macedonians and the Persians of Cyrus the Great (not excluding the Garden of Eden and the primitive hunting band). Sources include Herodotus, Thucydides, Plutarch, Xenophon, Vegetius, Arrian and Curtius--and on down to Gen. George Patton, Field Marshal Erwin Rommel, and Israeli Minister of Defense, Moshe Dayan.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781936891009
Publisher:
Black Irish Entertainment LLC
Publication date:
03/15/2011
Pages:
114
Sales rank:
46,275
Product dimensions:
4.90(w) x 7.70(h) x 0.40(d)

Meet the Author

Steven Pressfield is the author of The Profession, Gates of Fire, Tides of War, The Afghan Campaign, Killing
Rommel, The War of Art and Do the Work among others. He is a former Marine. In 2003,
he was made an honorary citizen by the city of Sparta in Greece.

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The warrior Ethos 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
84fxstc 5 months ago
I thought it was a good read it explained why I was brought up the way I was.
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Puts the warrior erhos in perspective with historical illustrations.
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GeorgeannRose More than 1 year ago
I am not a big fan of military strategy however I am a fan of Mr. Pressfield. For those who like military history and strategy this is a must read. Enjoy.
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Marine_Momma More than 1 year ago
My marine son buys copies of this book to give to other marines in his weapons classes. So I had to get a copy. It is a very easy read and very understandable. Very testosterone filled book but exceptional nonetheless. While I may not agree with the authors dismissal of the Christian faith, I believe this is still a valuable book to read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
After reading The War of Art you should read this book. It is a must for martial artist.