Worth Dying For

  • by Rorke Denver, Ellis Henican
  • Narrated by Rorke Denver
  • 4 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

In a fast-paced and action-packed narrative, Navy SEAL commander Rorke Denver tackles the questions that have emerged about America's past decade at war - from what makes a hero to why we fight and what it does to us. Heroes are not always the guys who jump on grenades. Sometimes, they are the snipers who decide to hold their fire, the wounded operators who find fresh ways to contribute, or the wives who keep the families together back home. Even a SEAL commander - especially a SEAL commander - knows that. But what's a hero, really? What do we have a right to expect from our heroes? How should we hold them accountable?
Amid all the loose talk of heroes, these questions are seldom asked. As a SEAL commander, Rorke Denver is uniquely qualified to answer questions about what makes a hero or a leader, why men kill, how best to serve your country, how battlefield experiences can elevate us, and most importantly, why we fight and what it does for and to us.
In Worth Dying For, Denver tackles many of these issues by sharing his personal experiences from the forefront of war today. Denver applies some of his SEAL-sense to nine big-picture, news-driven questions of war and peace, in a way that appeals to all sides of the public conversation. By broadening the issues, sharing his insights, and achieving what civilian political leaders have been utterly unable to, Denver eloquently shares answers to America's most burning questions about war, heroism, and what it all means for America's future.

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An Analysis of Recent History

This book is not a review of war memories but an analysis of the current condition of American. I was impressed by the wide range of reading Denver has accomplished. Denver provides a history of the Navy SEAL program along with a review of the training and goals of training. The SEAL training emphasizes teamwork and leadership skills and to never quit.

As I read Denver’s list of requirement of what makes a hero, I could think of a number of people I know that fit the requirement. Somehow this made me look at society in a different way. I found that I read this book in sections as I had to stop and ruminate on what I had read. Denver makes one stop and analyzes the country from your own viewpoint.

I think this is a must read book for everyone but particularly for politicians. He reveals that we have a leadership vacuum in this country. In the last part of the book he discuss how the average citizen has grown soft over the years as life is easy as compared to 50 or more years ago. He thinks people need to overcome challenges and difficulties to become better citizens. I was impressed with his analysis of American’s military, civilian and political disconnect and he gives suggestions as how to correct it.

This book is well written and easy to read as well as provides food for thought. Denver is a decorated Navy SEAL. The author did a good job narrating the book.
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- Jean "I am an avid eclectic reader."

Warrior Philosopher!

Rorke Denver has the heart of a warrior and the mind of an Enlightenment philosopher. Many of the core concepts Denver analyzes, like Service, are what will "Make America Great Again". Wish more politicans would take notice and put this book on their reading list. Or, better yet more Vets like Denver should be in office.
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- Ted Logan

Book Details

  • Release Date: 04-05-2016
  • Publisher: Audible Studios