The Warrior Ethos

The Warrior Ethos
Author: Steven Pressfield
Publsiher: Black Irish Entertainment LLC
Total Pages: 112
Release: 2011-03-02
Genre: Philosophy
ISBN: 9781936891016

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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.

The Warrior Ethos

The Warrior Ethos
Author: Steven Pressfield
Publsiher: Black Irish Entertainment LLC
Total Pages: 93
Release: 2011
Genre: Self-Help
ISBN: 193689100X

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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.

The Warrior Ethos

The Warrior Ethos
Author: Christopher Coker
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 184
Release: 2007-06-11
Genre: History
ISBN: 9781134096367

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This is the first scholarly book to look at the role of the 'warrior' in modern war, arguing that warriors' actions, and indeed thoughts, are increasingly patrolled and that the modern battlefield is an unforgiving environment in which to discharge their vocation. As war becomes ever more instrumentalized, so its existential dimension is fast being hollowed out. Technology is threatening the agency of the warrior and this volume paints a picture of early twenty-first century warfare, helping to explain why so many aspiring warriors are becoming disenchanted with their profession. Written by a leading thinker on warfare, this book sets out to explain what makes an American Marine a ‘warrior’ and why suicide bombers, or Al Qaeda fighters, do not qualify for this title. This distinction is one of the central features of the current War on Terror – and one that justifies much more extensive discussion than it has so far received. The Warrior Ethos will be of great interest to all students of military history, strategy, military sociology and war studies.

Asymmetric Killing

Asymmetric Killing
Author: Neil C. Renic
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2020-04-30
Genre: Political Science
ISBN: 9780192592231

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This book offers an engaging and historically informed account of the moral challenge of radically asymmetric violence — warfare conducted by one party in the near-complete absence of physical risk, across the full scope of a conflict zone. What role does physical risk and material threat play in the justifications for killing in war? And crucially, is there a point at which battlefield violence becomes so one-directional as to undermine the moral basis for its use? In order to answers these questions, Asymmetric Killing delves into the morally contested terrain of the warrior ethos and Just War Tradition, locating the historical and contemporary role of reciprocal risk within both. This book also engages two historical episodes of battlefield asymmetry, military sniping and manned aerial bombing. Both modes of violence generated an imbalance of risk between opponents so profound as to call into question their permissibility. These now-resolved controversies will then be contrasted with the UAV-exclusive violence of the United States, robotic killing conducted in the absence of a significant military ground presence in conflict theatres such as Pakistan, Yemen, and Somalia. As will be revealed, the radical asymmetry of this latter case is distinct, undermining reciprocal risk at the structural level of war. Beyond its more resolvable tension with the warrior ethos, UAV-exclusive violence represents a fundamental challenge to the very coherence of the moral justifications for killing in war.

Warrior Politics

Warrior Politics
Author: Robert D. Kaplan
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2011-11-16
Genre: History
ISBN: 9781588360809

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“The side that knows when to fight and when not will take the victory. There are roadways not to be traveled, armies not to be attacked, walled cities not to be assaulted.” —Sun-Tzu We live in dangerous times, when a new kind of leadership is required. Visionary and ruthlessly strategic, Warrior Politics extracts the best of the wisdom of the ages for modern leaders who are faced with the complex life-and-death challenges of today’s world—and determined to win. Sun-Tzu urges leaders to “plan and calculate like a hungry man.” Machiavelli defines a policy not by its excellence but by its outcome. Churchill derives his greatness from his imagination of history. Livy shows that the vigor to face down adversaries must ultimately come from pride in our own past achievements. “Never mind if they call your caution timidity, your wisdom sloth, your generosity weakness,” he writes. “It is better that a wise enemy should fear you than that foolish friends should praise.” “Men often oppose a thing merely because they have no agency in planning it,” Alexander Hamilton says, “or because it may have been planned by those whom they dislike.” Replete with maxims, warnings, examples from history, and shrewd recommendations, Warrior Politics wrests from the past the lessons we need to arm ourselves for the present. It offers an invaluable template for any decision-maker—in foreign policy or in business—faced with high stakes and inadequate knowledge of a mine-filled terrain. As we gear ourselves up for a new kind of war, no book is more prescient, more shrewd, or more essential.

Gates of Fire

Gates of Fire
Author: Steven Pressfield
Publsiher: Bantam
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2007-01-30
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9780553904055

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NATIONAL BESTSELLER • “Steven Pressfield brings the battle of Thermopylae to brilliant life.”—Pat Conroy At Thermopylae, a rocky mountain pass in northern Greece, the feared and admired Spartan soldiers stood three hundred strong. Theirs was a suicide mission, to hold the pass against the invading millions of the mighty Persian army. Day after bloody day they withstood the terrible onslaught, buying time for the Greeks to rally their forces. Born into a cult of spiritual courage, physical endurance, and unmatched battle skill, the Spartans would be remembered for the greatest military stand in history—one that would not end until the rocks were awash with blood, leaving only one gravely injured Spartan squire to tell the tale. . . .

The Profession

The Profession
Author: Steven Pressfield
Publsiher: Broadway
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2012-05
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9780767931175

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In a near-future world in which governments and corporations are forced to hire cutting-edge mercenary armies to protect their wealth, the globe's largest private military launches a campaign to take over the United States, prompting a top commander to rebel against the organization's leader. By the author of The Legend of Bagger Vance. 70,000 first printing.

Turning Pro

Turning Pro
Author: Steven Pressfield
Publsiher: Black Irish Entertainment LLC
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2012-06-27
Genre: Self-Help
ISBN: 9781936891054

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The follow-up to his bestseller The War of Art, Turning Pro navigates the passage from the amateur life to a professional practice. "You don't need to take a course or buy a product. All you have to do is change your mind." --Steven Pressfield TURNING PRO IS FREE, BUT IT'S NOT EASY. When we turn pro, we give up a life that we may have become extremely comfortable with. We give up a self that we have come to identify with and to call our own. TURNING PRO IS FREE, BUT IT DEMANDS SACRIFICE. The passage from amateur to professional is often achieved via an interior odyssey whose trials are survived only at great cost, emotionally, psychologically and spiritually. We pass through a membrane when we turn pro. It's messy and it's scary. We tread in blood when we turn pro. WHAT WE GET WHEN WE TURN PRO. What we get when we turn pro is we find our power. We find our will and our voice and we find our self-respect. We become who we always were but had, until then, been afraid to embrace and live out.

U S Army Warrior Ethos and Combat Skills Handbook

U S  Army Warrior Ethos and Combat Skills Handbook
Author: Department of the Army
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2009-09-01
Genre: Sports & Recreation
ISBN: 9780762757510

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This is the Soldier's Field Manual. It explains how to perform the combat skills needed to survive on the battlefield. All Soldiers, across all branches and components, must learn these basic skills.

Heathen Warrior

Heathen Warrior
Author: Stuart Brogan
Publsiher: CreateSpace
Total Pages: 188
Release: 2015-03-13
Genre: Electronic Book
ISBN: 1508716544

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It has many names; Asatru - Odinism - Heathenry - Wodenism - Northern Traditions. Historical references, modern psychological analysis, and personal experiences form the basis for a voyage of discovery into the warrior ethos within the Northern Traditions. Were the Vikings, Anglo-Saxons and other Germanic tribes mindless barbarians or misunderstood spiritual journeymen?, does the Warrior have a place in modern society? And if so, how can it help you and I evolve spiritually, emotionally and physically in an age where emphasis is placed on "Me" rather than "We," a world that puts human greed before human need?. Together we will explore the Warriors weapons of Fortitude, Humility and strength of personal will. Has the Golden Era of the Hero passed or do we need them now more than ever? The author does not claim to be an Historian, Psychologist nor for that matter an "Expert" but rather, a prolific human observer walking the Warrior path who has complete belief that the God's and Goddesses are looking down on us all. Sometimes bleak, occasionally humorous but always brutally honest, Heathen Warrior is one man's personal quest to reclaim the Northern Hero and drag him kicking and screaming into a world that has forgotten his worth

Fighting Fair

Fighting Fair
Author: Allan C. Hutchinson
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 144
Release: 2015-07-08
Genre: Law
ISBN: 9781107116917

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This book draws an extended analogy with military theory to propose a new model for legal ethics.

Training Circular Tc 3 21 75 Fm 3 21 75

Training Circular Tc 3 21 75  Fm 3 21 75
Author: United States Government Army
Publsiher: CreateSpace
Total Pages: 300
Release: 2013-08-31
Genre: Study Aids
ISBN: 149229568X

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This training circular provides all Soldiers the doctrinal basis for the Warrior Ethos, Warrior Tasks, and other combat-critical tasks. It also updates weapon, equipment, and munitions information. This FM is not intended to serve as a stand-alone publication. It should be used with other Army publications that contain more in-depth information. The target audience for this publication includes individual Soldiers and noncommissioned officers throughout the Army. This book applies to the Active Army, the Army National Guard (ARNG)/National Guard of the United States (ARNGUS), and the U.S. Army Reserve (USAR) unless otherwise stated. The proponent for this publication is the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC).

Mycenaean Greece and the Aegean World

Mycenaean Greece and the Aegean World
Author: Margaretha Kramer-Hajos
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2016-08-15
Genre: History
ISBN: 9781107107540

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Kramer-Hajos examines the Euboean Gulf region in Central Greece to explain its flourishing during the post-palatial period, focusing on the interactions between this 'provincial' coastal area and the core areas where the Mycenaean palaces were located.

Steven Pressfield s the Warrior Ethos

Steven Pressfield s the Warrior Ethos
Author: Edward H Carpenter
Publsiher: Umbrella Books
Total Pages: 124
Release: 2014-06-29
Genre: Electronic Book
ISBN: 0991557204

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While serving a tour in Afghanistan in 2013, I came across Steven Pressfield's 2011 monograph " The Warrior Ethos," at the top of a list of books that the Commandant of the Marine Corps had made mandatory reading for all Marines. Having enjoyed several of Pressfield's historical novels before, I was looking forward to this latest volume, but was shocked by what I discovered; a rambling mixture of Laconophiliac hero worship, Eastern mysticism, and pop psychology. As a leader and an officer, I was so concerned by the disturbingly misogynistic and backwards-looking nature of this book that I found myself obliged to write a critique to explain the book's glaring deficiencies, but soon realized that such a critique would only be half of what was needed; just as important would be a counterpoint to illustrate the nature of a Warrior Ethos more suited for the Information Age than the Bronze Age. Pressfield wrote his book in an attempt that was as well-intentioned as its outcome was mistaken; to define and promulgate a "Warrior Ethos" meant to help guide young (presumably American) fighting men and women along the path to success. Unfortunately, his principles, if followed to the letter, would more likely result in personal and professional failure. This book has been written to accomplish Pressfield's intended purpose; but I propose a much different moral compass than the honor-bound, shame-based relic of dead cultures that my counterpart has offered up, and this book represents my effort to suggest a useful way forward in considering what sort of ethos modern warriors of all ages, ranks, and nationalities may find beneficial in the years to come.

The Code of the Warrior

The Code of the Warrior
Author: Shannon E. French
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield Pub Incorporated
Total Pages: 258
Release: 2005
Genre: History
ISBN: 0847697576

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Why do warriors fight? What is worth dying for? How should a warrior define words like "nobility," "honor," "courage," or "sacrifice"? What are the duties and obligations of a warrior, and to whom are they owed? What should bring a warrior honor or shame? These and other questions are considered in Shannon French's The Code of the Warrior, a book that explores eight warrior codes from around the globe, spanning such traditions as the Homeric, Roman, and Samurai cultures, through to the present day-culminating in a thoughtful analysis of a timely question: Are terrorists warriors?