Summer Reading Project

The Warriors Heart by Eric Greitens


Eric Greitens was always vary smart and determined from the beginning. It mostly started when he volunteered at a local homeless shelter. Duke university is the collage he choose (pretty smart boy). His first trip around the world was China. The first part of his trip was amazing he took fighting lessons and taught the Chinese American language. In till he shared valued information which ended his trip right away. He helped orphaned children in Rwanda and lived in camps by the Bosnian refugees! If that isn't a big accomplishment he joined the military. It was a action filled book with events that make you vary thankful for the country we live in today.

Character Analysis

Eric was always vary determinate for the start. He always tried to be a step ahead academically, physically etc. Whatever task he was doing he would do is the best we could and with a positive attitude. He was always thought of as the weak one but by the end of the book that completely changed.


Exposition: Discovers how much he loves to help others. He gets in to Duke University and helps in China

Rising Action: Helped orphans in Rwanda and lived in camps be the Bosnian Refugee.

Climax: He goes into training to become a Navy Seal.

Falling Action: he goes into battle as a navy seal. Jumps out of planes swims in freezing cold water etc.

Resolution: Retires from the army and starts a company for injured soldiers


The setting took place in many different places. The main places that took place were St. Louis (born and raised), China a trip he took while studying at Duke, Rwanda, by the Bosnian Refugee, San Diego CA training fro the navy seal, North Carolina for college and boxing career, Georgia for Army Air born School, Iraq serving the country.


Eric is a pretty incredible author because the main character is his book his him! He was a Navy SEAL, Rhodes Scholar, boxing champion, and humanitarian leader. He did documented photography and research with children and families in Rwanda, Albania, Mexico, India, Croatia, Bolivia, and Cambodia. The oldest of three boys, Eric’s mother worked as a special education teacher and his father worked for the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Deployed four times during the Global War on Terrorism to Afghanistan, Southeast Asia, the Horn of Africa, and Iraq. His first book, Strength & Compassion, was recognized as ForeWord Magazine’s Photography Book of the Year, and was the Grand Prize Winner of the New York Book Festival. Eric’s second book, The Heart and the Fist: The Education of a Humanitarian, the Making of a Navy SEAL, was a New York Times Bestseller. His third book, The Warrior’s Heart, was recognized as one of the Best Teen Books of 2012 by Barnes & Noble and Kirkus Reviews. Eric’s fourth book, Resilience, will be released on March 10, 2015.