Warrior Soul: The Memoir of a Navy SEAL
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Pfarrer, a former assault element commander at SEAL Team Six and now a Hollywood screenwriter, looks back on his time in the special forces in this adrenaline rush of a memoir that grabs readers from the first page. What separates "Warrior Soul" from "Rogue Warrior" and the string of SEAL memoirs that followed it is Pfarrer's emotional honesty, his high-quality prose and the valuable lessons he learns about America's foreign entanglements. "Warrior Soul" possesses the same endearing truthfulness as Robert Mason's Vietnam memoir "Chickenhawk" and James Salter's Korean War novel "The Hunters." Like Mason and Salter, Pfarrer makes us his boon companions, then transports us into scenes filled with stark, rhythmical descriptions.