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The Resource Warrior's creed : a life of preparing for and facing the impossible, Roger Sparks ; with Don Rearden

Warrior's creed : a life of preparing for and facing the impossible, Roger Sparks ; with Don Rearden

Label
Warrior's creed : a life of preparing for and facing the impossible
Title
Warrior's creed
Title remainder
a life of preparing for and facing the impossible
Statement of responsibility
Roger Sparks ; with Don Rearden
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The riveting story of how a young boy's upbringing with outlaw culture and charismatic role models forged him into an elite Marine and a decorated Pararescueman. "Absence of self is my sword" comprises the final line in "The Warrior's Creed," a 14th century poem written by an unknown Japanese Samurai, and this is the code Master Sergeant Roger Sparks embodied as a Recon Marine turned Alaskan Pararescueman. A living legend in the military, Sparks first made a name for himself within elite Marine Reconnaissance units. He went on to become an instructor where he trained future Reconnaissance Marines with unorthodox and ancient indigenous warrior techniques. A decade later, the same methods would keep him and others alive, when he hoisted into a maelstrom of violence to rescue an embattled platoon in the rugged mountains of eastern Afghanistan. Introduced to a tough code of honor, family, and brotherhood from birth, Roger Sparks rose to become a distinguished instructor in Marine Reconnaissance and a Silver Star recipient as an Alaska Pararescueman. A raw and exhilarating tale of guts, grit, and heart, Warrior's Creed recounts the hidden side of special operations training, heroic and heartbreaking Alaskan wilderness rescues, and the surreal and deadly rescues during Operation Bulldog Bite in Afghanistan's Watapur Valley. This powerful and inspirational story is as much of a self-help book as it is an edge of your seat military memoir. Warrior's Creed reveals a motivating and mindful approach to over coming the odds, facing the impossible, and finding mercy and grace in the aftermath."--
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
PUL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1973-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Sparks, Roger
Dewey number
  • 359.9/6092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
no index present
LC call number
VE23
LC item number
.S615 2019
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Rearden, Don
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Sparks, Roger
  • United States
  • Alaska
  • Afghan War, 2001-
  • Afghan War, 2001-
  • United States
  • United States
Target audience
adult
Label
Warrior's creed : a life of preparing for and facing the impossible, Roger Sparks ; with Don Rearden
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: on the other side -- Warriors of a diferent cloth -- Feminine beauty -- Over come -- Create your reality -- The contemplation of intentions -- Nine-sixteenths smaller -- Snake killing days -- The spirit world -- Turning wrenches -- Tea leaves and chicken bones -- Breaking back -- Saving Oz -- The Alaska factor
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xiii, 295 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781250151520
Lccn
2019010481
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)on1103537042
  • (OCoLC)1103537042
Label
Warrior's creed : a life of preparing for and facing the impossible, Roger Sparks ; with Don Rearden
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: on the other side -- Warriors of a diferent cloth -- Feminine beauty -- Over come -- Create your reality -- The contemplation of intentions -- Nine-sixteenths smaller -- Snake killing days -- The spirit world -- Turning wrenches -- Tea leaves and chicken bones -- Breaking back -- Saving Oz -- The Alaska factor
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xiii, 295 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781250151520
Lccn
2019010481
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)on1103537042
  • (OCoLC)1103537042

Library Locations

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      300 West Briarcliff Road, Bolingbrook, IL, 60440, US
      41.699045 -88.079395
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