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Way of the Warrior

(Way of the Warrior #1)

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Join best-selling author and police officer Bernard Schaffer as he examines the philosophy of modern Law Enforcement. A sixteen year veteran and second-generation cop, Schaffer possesses a keen insight into what it takes to successfully uphold the law and not lose your mind in the process.
Equal parts biography and instructional guide, Way of the Warrior focuses on the cor
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Kindle Edition, 115 pages
Published June 7th 2011 by Apiary Society Publications
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AudioBookReviewer
Nov 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing
My original WAY OF THE WARRIOR audiobook review and many others can be found at Audiobook Reviewer.

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Charles Hoffman
Aug 02, 2016 rated it it was ok
Not what I was expecting...

There were some good parts in the book. Author Schaffer is a good writer when he is telling "warrior" stories but a lot of the book was a monologue about Mr Schaffer's personal philosophy, not liking the gun industry, not liking the NRA, etc. This created a thought in my mind that maybe he thinks nobody should have guns except law enforcement? Scary.
Ronald Still
Sep 22, 2017 rated it really liked it
80 % agree

Lost me with the religion stand point. An investigator must leave his religion at the door and use logic . And he is ignoring the union pro gun control lobbing and that NRA members have not been involved with any of the shootings.
Tanya Eby
Jul 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Such a cool book. I'm not a police officer, but this gave me great insight into how they think, the code they follow, and that sometimes when they may seem insensitive, it can be because they're following a wider goal of protecting the people. Schaffer has a great man-on-the-street tone here and is honest that not everyone in blue is a hero, but there are ways to fix the issues in law enforcement. This is a terrific read for cops, for everyday people, for writers interested in crime fiction, for ...more
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Way Of The Warrior
: Bernard Schaffer

A law enforcement officer shares his insight on police procedures and why they have the attitudes they often display. I don't agree with his religious and political views but, to each his own.


The narration was well done. James Patrick Cronin did a fine job of telling the story.



I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.


Toula
Dec 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Have it in Audio. This story made a lot of sense . Maybe because my father was a policeman. The author had some valid points. Both as a human ; a husband and a father . Once you listen to the story you see how a policeman has to think both to save himself and the community he services
This is a great great story
Sandra Burns
Aug 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Excellent read

Although this book is for law enforcement, I, as a civilian, found it interesting. It tells why and how law enforcement officers act the way they do, in various situations. Also, writeups on major shootings.
Myles
Feb 01, 2018 rated it it was ok
I enjoyed the book...till his relentless attack on Christians began. At that point all respect I had for him was lost.
Stephen Fickey
Jan 10, 2016 rated it liked it
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Laurie
Dec 16, 2011 rated it it was amazing
If you've read Bernard Schaffer's fiction, you already know he's an amazingly talented writer, so I shouldn't have to sell you on his work.

What you don't know is that his non-fiction is even better. The first of Schaffer's writing I read were the essays he had posted on his blog and I was completely blown away.

"Way of the Warrior" is no exception. It's raw; it's deep; it's honest. And it's most definitely worth a read.
Theresa-Marie Ellender
Good info, but the author doesn't realize he traded his Christian faith for Humanism, which is nothing more than another faith. Other than the incessant preaching of his new-found religion while degrading Christianity, the author passes on some good advice to those who want to be and do their best in law enforcement.
Joshua Foote
Sep 26, 2014 rated it really liked it
Essay very short

neat take on police work from a seasoned veteran his pointers on investigating was the most enlightening part of the essay I kind of glossed over the last chapters as it was mainly excerpts from previous books
Dana King
Oct 22, 2014 rated it really liked it
A brief, quasi-memoir from a retired Philadelphia area cop that is not what one might expect. Schaffer is not an advocate of the increasing police “us versus them” mindset, and makes some compelling arguments for how policing and community relations can be improved. A quick and worthy read.
Edward J Graham
Apr 09, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Excellent book

just finished reading this and now I'm looking for more.. his writing is a pleasure to read , of the inner workings of a policeman
Chad
Jun 13, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Great read

Well written, great look inside law enforcement along with valuable tips and some really good stories. I am downloading book two from the kindle store now!





Chris Hampton
May 04, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Definitely a worthy read for anyone on The Job for any ammount of time. Both educational and enjoyable. I will be reading this one multiple times...
David
Nov 08, 2013 rated it really liked it
Great read, I only give it four stars because as it got going, it was over. I was expecting a book, but it was the length of maybe a long article and left me wanting more.
Michael Mollica
Nov 03, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Fantastic

Very short yet excellent read. Highly recommended for past, present, and future law enforcement officers in America. Great price, too!
Timothy D. Cook, Jr.
May 23, 2014 rated it really liked it
Must-read for LE

Great essay that reminds LEO's what this job is about, and keeping it in perspective. Refreshing and motivating for LE personnel.
Demetrius
May 16, 2015 rated it liked it
Good read and good information.
Debbie
Feb 27, 2014 rated it really liked it
Way of the Warrior was very interesting. It was an like an orientation class welcoming and educating new hires into the police force.
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Bernard Schaffer is the author of multiple novels, including the Santero and Rein Thriller series, and a non-fiction book studied at universities and police academies all across the United States. But that's not all. 

In addition to writing, he is a full-time police detective (active duty, not retired), former child actor (retired, not active), and father of two children.

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