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By John David Mann, Brandon Webb

ISBN-10: 0698195892

ISBN-13: 9780698195899

Now from Brandon Webb, military SEAL sniper and New York Times bestselling writer, comes his own account of the 8 pals and fellow SEALs who made the last word sacrifice.

“Knowing those nice men—who they have been, how they lived, and what they stood for—has replaced my existence. We can’t allow them to be forgotten. So examine those impressive males, percentage their tales, and study from them as i've got. We’ve mourned their deaths. Let’s rejoice their lives.”—Brandon Webb

As a military SEAL, Brandon Webb rose to the head of the world’s such a lot elite sniper corps, experiencing years of punishing education and wrestle missions from the Persian Gulf to Afghanistan. top-of-the-line of the simplest, he led the SEALs’ clandestine sniper education application as path supervisor, educating a brand new new release of the world’s most sensible snipers. alongside the best way, Webb served beside, expert, and supported males he got here to understand not only as fellow warriors, yet as neighbors and, ultimately, as heroes. Among Heroes supplies his own account of those 8 amazing SEALs, who gave fascinated by their comrades—and their country.

Here are the genuine tales in the back of the impressive valor and abiding humanity of these “sheepdogs” (as they name themselves) who shield us from the wolves of the realm. Of Matt “Axe” Axelson, who perished at the Lone Survivor undertaking in Afghanistan. Of Chris Campbell, Heath Robinson, and JT Tumilson, who have been one of the thirty-eight casualties of Extortion 17, the Chinook helicopter shot down in August 2011. Of Glen Doherty, Webb’s ally for greater than a decade, killed whereas aiding safe the winning rescue and extraction of yank CIA and nation division diplomats in Benghazi, Libya, on September eleven, 2012; and different shut associates, classmates, and fellow warriors.

In Among Heroes, Webb bargains 8 intensely own profiles of unusual courage—who those males have been, what they stood for, and the way they got here to make the last word sacrifice. those are males who left in the back of powerfully instructive examples of what it capability to be alive—and what it really ability to be a hero.

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While social norms inflict a feeling of guilt on the victim, the perpetrator also does; thus, the victim is the sole repository of guilt. Central to this guilt-humiliation matrix is the fear of public shaming. Thus, in the case of the little girl who stole, she does not need anyone to shame her, as she does it to herself. The intense fear of public shaming brought by the recognition of her evil act leads her to feel enough guilt to dispose of her plagued trophy. Should public shaming occur, and let us assume for the sake of argument that our little girl is now older than eighteen, she might choose to move away from that environment of public shame to start a new life somewhere else.

Thus, in the case of the little girl who stole, she does not need anyone to shame her, as she does it to herself. The intense fear of public shaming brought by the recognition of her evil act leads her to feel enough guilt to dispose of her plagued trophy. Should public shaming occur, and let us assume for the sake of argument that our little girl is now older than eighteen, she might choose to move away from that environment of public shame to start a new life somewhere else. Because guilt societies do not rely on social networks for survival, our little girl will not have to carry the same sense of public shaming for the rest of her life.

In a typically Freudian fashion, women are thought to be creatures whose sexuality is simply uncontrollable. Therefore, when a man desires a woman, this desire is thought to have been caused only by the woman. This means that women are doubly feared. Not only can women bewitch men into committing adultery; their irresponsible actions can also cast shame onto the entire family and social network. Because of this, they must be closely watched at all times, along with their purity, their ird. The preservation of this ird is closely linked to the family structure and therefore tends to be attended to by immediate family members, such as a father, a brother, or a first cousin, in case of transgression, suspected or real.

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