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Scars and Stripes: An Unapologetically American Story of Fighting the Taliban, UFC Warriors, and Myself

Scars and Stripes: An Unapologetically American Story of Fighting the Taliban, UFC Warriors, and Myself

by Tim Kennedy, Nick Palmisciano
Scars and Stripes: An Unapologetically American Story of Fighting the Taliban, UFC Warriors, and Myself

Scars and Stripes: An Unapologetically American Story of Fighting the Taliban, UFC Warriors, and Myself

by Tim Kennedy, Nick Palmisciano

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Overview

INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

From decorated Green Beret sniper, UFC headliner, and all around badass, Tim Kennedy, a rollicking, inspirational memoir offering lessons in how to embrace failure and weather storms, in order to unlock the strongest version of yourself.

Tim Kennedy has a problem; he only feels alive right before he’s about to die. Kennedy, a Green Beret, decorated Army sniper, and UFC headliner, has tackled a bull with his bare hands, jumped out of airplanes, dove to the depths of the ocean, and traveled the world hunting poachers, human traffickers, and the Taliban.

But he’s also the same man who got kicked out of the police department, fire department, and as an EMT, before getting two women pregnant four days apart, and finally, been beaten up by his Special Forces colleagues for, quite simply, “being a selfish asshole.”

In Scars and Stripes, Kennedy describes how these failures shaped him into the successful businessman and devoted husband and father he is today. Through unbelievably vivid, wild anecdotes Kennedy reveals all the dumb, violent, embarrassing, and undeniably heroic things he’s done in his life, including multiple combat missions in Afghanistan, building a school in Texas for elementary kids, and creating two-multimillion-dollar businesses. You will learn that failure isn’t the end—rather it’s the first step towards unearthing the best version of yourself and finding success, no matter how overwhelming the setbacks may feel.


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781982190910
Publisher: Atria Books
Publication date: 06/07/2022
Pages: 416
Sales rank: 4,028
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.50(d)

About the Author

Tim Kennedy is a Green Beret, sniper, and former MMA fighter. He’s starred on the History Channel’s Hunting Hitler and Discovery’s Hard to Kill. Tim owns Apogee Cedar Park, a private school in Texas, and Sheepdog Response, a tactical training company. He lives with his wife and children in Texas. Follow Tim on Instagram and Twitter @TimKennedyMMA.

Nick Palmisciano is a graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point and Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business MBA Program. He served for six years as an infantry officer before moving into the world of business, creating the successful marketing firm Diesel Jack Media, and Ranger Up, which grew to prominence as the first military lifestyle brand. He lives with his wife and children in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Find out more at NickPalmisciano.com, and follow him on Instagram @NickPalmisciano and on Twitter @Ranger_Up.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1

Chapter 1 The Creek Gang 5

Chapter 2 Deviance 25

Chapter 3 I Didn't Choose the Fight Life 45

Chapter 4 Red, White, and Blue 67

Chapter 5 The Fall 89

Chapter 6 The Book of Truth 99

Chapter 7 Hunting Zarqawi 135

Chapter 8 Pride Cometh 161

Chapter 9 The Valley of Death 189

Chapter 10 Return to the Valley of Death 227

Chapter 11 Time to Fight 255

Chapter 12 Prizefighter 281

Chapter 13 TV and a Movie 305

Chapter 14 Human Trafficking 335

Chapter 15 Rescue 349

Acknowledgments 391

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