Once a Warrior: How One Veteran Found a New Mission Closer to Home
ISBN: 0593189353
EAN13: 9780593189351
Language: English
Publication Date: Nov 10, 2020
Pages: 320
Dimensions: 0.81" H x 9" L x 6" W
Weight: 1.19 lbs.
Format: Hardcover
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Book Overview

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 Read More chevron_right

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