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Warrior's Creed: My Life of Rescue and Survival, from Special Operations to Pararescue

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Hardcover, 320 pages
Published July 23rd 2019 by St. Martin's Press
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Linden
Sparks has written an intense, often difficult to read, memoir about his life growing up and his transition to a career as a Recon Marine turned Alaskan Pararescueman. He saw combat in Afghanistan, and offered this disturbing observation: “People might not realize this, but throughout history, countries project war as a means for profit.…A vast majority of the people on Bagram [Afghanistan] are not even military; they are contractors. And those contractors are there to develop infrastructure. My ...more
Michelle Prout Bell
Apr 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing
What an extraordinary memoir! The WARRIOR'S CREED, by Roger Sparks and Don Rearden, is fascinating, gripping and intensely heartfelt. The action, adventure, risk, pride and selflessness; interwoven with themes of duty, honor, sacrifice: These are the stories we don't hear enough about in our world today. Thank you NetGalley, Roger Sparks and Don Rearden for the ARC, in exchange for my honest review.
Lisa Lyon Coloma
Mar 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Wow!!! Marine + Authenticity = Incredible Journey. This is NOT at all what I expected, but so, SO much better. In reality, Roger Sparks began his training as a boy seeking out ways to better himself. He found himself in yoga and hard physical training. As a Marine, he continued making choices the propelled him in the direction of his dreams. Sparks shares his life experiences, self-realization, and lifelong journey living life authentically. Some of us live life a few steps back from a window. ...more
Ethan
Feb 15, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I felt compelled to write this review because, well, this book is highly compelling. It's enthralling, in no small part because it's true, and an inspiring mix of Japanese samurai/warrior philosophy and how it applies to our lives today, as embodied in one incredible human being: Roger Sparks. This man has lived a life that almost doesn't seem real, and although he would probably reject the title, he is a great role model. He is a true warrior, having served in both the U.S. Marine Corps' elite ...more
Rebecca Hill
This book is an emotional and riveting view of one man's journey through the military, and beyond...

Roger Sparks is not your typical person, he exemplified the military lifestyle, pushing himself and others harder and farther then they thought possible. Warrior's Creed takes us on a journey that one will not soon forget. I was enthralled from the first page, and could not put it down. As a veteran, I listened to the story and could only imagine what he was feeling, thinking, and going through.

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Kurt Rocourt
This book represents itself well. The author brings a view to his life that is gripping. The problem is that it's like this book was edited by two people. The first half was well paced and very readable. I was engaged in the storytelling about the authors life. The second half was decent but it did not flow well. It dragged at certain points. The later half of the book is a sprint to the finish. That's fine but it lacks the weight that I believe the author intended it to have. I will be looking ...more
Stephen Dull
Oct 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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Excellent book about being a warrior, and just how a man becomes one. Violence is not hidden from him nor is the reality of life.

When exposed to these things at such a young age, men become more calloused, aware of their emotions and can learn to quietly deal with them.

I understand that in today's day and age everyone wants to show their feelings, and emotions, but after reading this book it solidifies my belief on the necessity of a man learning to control his emotions rather than sharing them
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kaleigh wotring
Sep 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Thank you for sharing your story.
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An interesting book full of brave accounts of one mans grit in persuit of what he wanted to feel to make himself accountable for a life well spent.
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