Once a Warrior: How One Veteran Found a New Mission Closer to Home

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Jake Wood

Narrated By: Jake Wood

Date: November 2020

Duration: 8 hours 12 minutes

Summary:

'The book that America needs right now.'
--Tom Brokaw, journalist and author of The Greatest Generation

'Jake Wood offers one of the most soaring definitions of service I've ever seen.'
--Maria Shriver, award-winning journalist and author of I've Been Thinking

From Marine sniper Jake Wood, a riveting memoir of leading over 100,000 veterans to a life of renewed service, volunteering to battle, hurricanes, tornados, wildfires, pandemics, and civil wars, and inspiring onlookers as their unique military training saved lives and rebuilt our country.

When Jake Wood arrived in the States after two grueling tours in Iraq and Afghanistan, he watched his unit lose more men to suicide than to enemy hands overseas. Reeling, Jake looked for a way to direct their restlessness towards a new mission--and put their formidable skills to good use. When an earthquake struck Haiti in 2010, Jake had his answer. He convinced several fellow veterans to join him on a ragtag mission to provide desperately needed aid. Despite the high stakes, they were able to untangle complex problems quickly and keep calm under pressure.

In this raw, adrenaline-filled narrative, Jake recounts, how, over the past 10 years, he's built the disaster response organization Team Rubicon, and seen the work provide a lifeline back to purpose for the heroes among us. Not only do these intrepid volunteers race against the clock to aid communities after Hurricane Sandy, Hurricane Harvey, COVID-19, and hundreds of other disasters; they also fight for something just as important--each other.

Once a Warrior provides a soaring look at what our veterans are capable of--and what might become of America's next greatest generation.

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  • Christiane H.

    This book should be read by all Americans who did not serve in the military. It is a compelling narrative of the experience of the generation who voluntarily went to war to defend the United States after 911. For those of us who did not serve, it provides important perspective on the experience of an American soldier and returning veteran that we all desperately need in order to be able to begin to heal the existing disconnect between civilians and the large population of active military and veterans in our American society. This book should be read by all Americans who serve or who have served in the military. It expresses compassionate solidarity with American soldiers and veterans in its relation of Jake Wood's wartime and post-wartime experiences, as well as an offer of hope and inspiration for the future. This book will of course be read by many inspired Team Rubicon volunteers like myself who are interested in knowing how this seemingly unstoppable and multi-talented author launched one of the most effective disaster relief organizations in the country. The extremely competent narration by the author brings the characters to life directly from his personal memories and experiences, straight from the depths of his own heart. The story is well paced and well written. In my opinion we can add writer and narrator to Jake Wood's considerable talents.

Once a Warrior: How One Veteran Found a New Mission Closer to Home

by Jake Wood

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