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The Warrior Ethos

Narrated by: Steven Pressfield
Length: 1 hr and 21 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (243 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

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 in what we believe. 

Do we fight by a code? If so, what is it? What is the warrior ethos? From where did it come? 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 audiobook 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.

©2011 Black Irish Book, LLC (P)2011 Black Irish Books, LLC

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Excellent book!

It will inspire your warrior ethos to overcome and win your external and internal battles!

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NEVER disappointed.

It went by quick. What warriors used to be. Pressfield has literally helped me remember what courage and strength are really all about.

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Excellent and short.

A great synopsis of why being a man isn't always easy. Every little boy should read/listen to this and then make up his own mind of the direction he wants to go.

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Read more than once

I have read this book more than a dozen times and I have finally been able to get the audible version! it's the best short read I own and consider it a basis for any man and woman in the service and public safety.

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great book

I liked it it was quite humbling and good for the soul good leadership material

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A GREAT BOOK !!!!!

WE FEW AMONG THE MANY. WE THE CALLED, THE CHOSEN.
THOSE WHO DECIDE TO RISE ABOVE THE ADVERSITY. TO BE THE PROVIDER , PROTECTOR, THE CONQUEROR AND THE ONE WHO CAN SEE POSSIBILITIES. THE ONE TO MAKE DECISIVE DECISIONS.
WE ARE THOSE WHO ARE CALLED TO LEADERSHIP.
A GREAT BOOK I LOVED IT . VERY INSPIRATIONAL AND THOUGHT-PROVOKING.
HELPS TO DEFINE THE HUMAN CONDITION AND PSYCHE FROM A WARRIOR'S PERSPECTIVE. ONE OFTEN SEEN AND OFTEN MISUNDERSTOOD. GREAT NARRATION EASY-TO-FOLLOW. HOPE MORE LIKE IT FOLLOW.

A RURAL MONTANA VOLUNTEER FIRE FIGHTER.

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Excellent short read.

I look forward to exploring the cited works. Pressfield's perspective on warrior ethos vs gang is very insightful.

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A good read for the studenrt of warrior psychology

I thought it was very well written and his ideas were well presented. the arguments he makes I believe are on par with Col. Grossman's "On Combat", clear and in depth but not over done, easy to follow for the lay person.

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Highly Recommend

Very Insightful. Very Knowledgeable. Reccomended to me. I highly Recommend to everyone. The Warrior Ethos, a code to live by.

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Warriors All...

Here's something that will give you some though with regards to the warriors in us all and the battle we each face.

There are some great anecdotes and some pearls of wisdom that we could all learn from and it's by our man Mr. Pressfield. The only critique I would give is that he reads it a bit to fast...bit it's a small one considering it's worth more then one listen.

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  • 03-04-19

Inspiring

Fantastic book, well written and well read. Definitely going to listen again for deeper understanding.

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  • 10-30-18

Epic book for life in general

Motivating, fast paced, mega! Really impressed with this, great snippets, references and pace. Well read