Warriors: Expanded and Updated Edition: More on Living with Courage, Discipline, and Honor

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When he decided to compile Warriors in 2004, Loren W. Christensen—retired cop, Vietnam veteran, high-ranking martial artist, and prolific author—identified 37 of the finest warrior authors, warrior trainers, and warrior scholars around, and asked them to tell in their own words what being a warrior meant to them. The original contributors came from a diverse mix of fellow warriors, from soldiers, cops, and SWAT officers to martial art masters to experts in the fields of ...

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Overview

When he decided to compile Warriors in 2004, Loren W. Christensen—retired cop, Vietnam veteran, high-ranking martial artist, and prolific author—identified 37 of the finest warrior authors, warrior trainers, and warrior scholars around, and asked them to tell in their own words what being a warrior meant to them. The original contributors came from a diverse mix of fellow warriors, from soldiers, cops, and SWAT officers to martial art masters to experts in the fields of workplace violence, theology, and school safety.

Warriors struck a chord among readers all over the country. Reviewers praised the book for providing insight into why, when something bad happens, a few people—the warriors among us—run toward the danger while the majority of us run away. Along with the praise, Christensen also received recommendations for other warriors who should be included in the book. So he decided to expand Warriors to include the following warriors who have faced danger in the far-off deserts and distant mountains of Afghanistan and Iraq, in the catastrophic horror that was Hurricane Katrina, and in the mean streets of America's cities and towns:

Kit Cessna, a retired U.S. Army officer who served with C-Squadron Delta and 2nd Ranger Battalion, and who was part of the SWAT response in New Orleans in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.

1st Sgt. Mark Deutsch, who served in Operations Desert Storm, Provide Comfort, and Iraqi Freedom III, during which he and his unit conducted more than 800 combat operations.

Mark Mireles, a two-time recipient of the Medal of Valor, the highest award for bravery given by the Los Angles Police Department

Maj. Matthew Hing, a flight surgeon and Airborne infantry physician who currently is serving as the Task Force Eagle surgeon in Afghanistan.

Richard R. McGovern Sr., a combat veteran with both Operations Iraqi Freedom and Desert Storm.

Jennifer Fulford, an officer with the Orange County (Florida) Sheriff's Department, who was shot 10 times in the line of duty in 2004 while trying to protect a young child.

All these warriors speak candidly on what it's like to sacrifice, to train, to fear, to protect … even to kill … to accomplish what needs to be done. They explain that they chose the warrior profession because it is who they are; it is what they were born to do. These warriors don't run and call 9-1-1; they are 9-1-1.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781581606966
  • Publisher: Paladin Press
  • Publication date: 4/1/2009
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 452
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Warrior Defined 1

On Sheep, Wolves, and Sheepdogs Lt. Col. Dave Grossman Loren W. Christensen 2

Stand and Never Yield: How Rick Rescorla Saved 2,700 Lives on 9-11 Dan Hill Fred McBee 11

The Warrior Harry Humphries 17

What Is a Warrior? W. Hock Hochheim 22

Mind-Set of the Warrior Tony Blauer Loren W. Christensen 27

You Scare Me! Dave Rose 33

The Heroic Set of Shoulders Sgt. Rocky Warren 38

Walking with Warriors Chris Lawrence 43

You Can't Always Get What You Want: Why Being a Warrior Starts with Accepting the Limitations of Peace Michael D. Janich 50

Ten Warrior Virtues Mark Mireles 57

Chapter 2 The Journey 69

Discovery Loren W. Christensen 70

The Long Journey of a Short Warrior Joseph “Little Joe” Ferrera 76

Destiny: Walking the Path Laid Forth Kelly S. Worden 85

Giving Thanks Lynne McClure 96

Warrior Lessons Learned and Unlearned Phil Elmore 100

Fire, Blood, and Paint Nho Nguyen Loren W. Christensen 107

Endurance Anthony Kelly 113

Chapter 3 How Are Warriors a Different Breed? 121

A High Sense of Duty Tony L. Jones 122

Are Warriors Born or Made? Martina Sprague 130

Chapter 4 Why Do They Do It? 135

Warriors in the Genes Charles W. Sasser 136

Chapter 5 Women as Warriors 141

Fierce Love: The Heart of the Female Warrior Melissa Soalt 142

Chapter 6 Why Warriors Are Needed 153

Enjoy Your Freedom? Thank a Cop Alexis Artwohl 154

Warriors in the Silent Shadows: Ninja Bodyguards for Asian Royalty Stephen K. Hayes 166

To the Enemy Kit Cessna 177

Guarding Civilization Kit Cessna 181

Chapter 7 Warrior Leaders 185

Warrior Career Survival Skills Chief Michael Dorn 186

Be a Forward-Thinking Warrior Mark Deutsch 194

Compassion—The Heart of a Warrior (A Military Physician's Perspective) Maj. Matthew Hing 207

Chapter 8 Training 221

Muses from a Warrior Trainer Sgt Rocky Warren 222

How Should a Warrior Train? Dave Grossi 228

The Warrior Pyramid Brian Willis 234

The Heart Behind the Technique Jerry VanCook 243

Chapter 9 Fear 251

Fear, Fear Everywhere Gavin de Becker 252

Fear and Warrior Mind-Set in the Square Circle Wim Demeere 256

Harnessing Fear as a Source of Power Bill Kipp Loren W. Christensen 265

Controlling Fear and Facing Danger Dave Grossi 272

Chapter 10 Politics and the Warrior 277

Chimps with Nukes Jim Morris 278

Baby Killers Jim Morris 284

Warriors for Freedom Richard L. McGovern Sr. 289

Chapter 11 Warriorhood: Reasons and Influences 299

A Path That Began with My Father and a Typhoon Steel Parsons 300

Chapter 12 Killing 309

Warrior Sense Sang H. Kim 310

When Cops Kill Loren W. Christensen 314

What They Won't Tell Their Wives Tom Martin 323

The Nature of Combat Sgt Rocky Warren 331

AFter the Killing Dave Barrows 338

The Cost of It: Memories from Vietnam to Panama to Desert Storm John R. Finch 355

Shot Ten Times Jennifer Fulford 370

Chapter 13 Family 383

Why We Fight Massad Ayoob 384

Warriors at Home Daniel L. Christensen 391

Tribulations of a Warrior's Family Dave Rose 398

The Warrior Parent Sonayia Shepherd 403

Warriors' Kids Loren W. Christensen 408

Chapter 14 An Oath to Justice 417

The Warrior Ethic in Law Enforcement: Courage of the Third Kind Philip J. Messina 418

Survivor Guilt: Life, Not Death; Justice, Not Vengeance Lt. Col. Dave Grossman Loren W. Christensen 423

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