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Worth Dying For

A Navy Seal's Call to a Nation

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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 important, why we fight and what it does for and to us. And in Worth Dying For, Denver shares 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.

Photograph © Rorke Denver

Rorke Denver is a Navy SEAL commander, author of the New York Times bestseller Damn Few, and star of the hit film Act of Valor. Denver was awarded the Bronze Star with “V” for valorous action in combat. He is an honor graduate of the United States Army Ranger School and holds a BA from Syracuse University, where he was an All-American lacrosse player and captain of the varsity lacrosse team. Denver earned his master’s degree in Global Business Leadership from the University of San Diego.

Ellis Henican is a newspaper columnist, a television commentator, and the coauthor of five New York Times bestsellers, including Damn Few.

Rorke Denver isn’t just a fierce American warrior. He’s a first-rate thinker, too. Keeping America safe requires both those talents now.”

– BRIAN KILMEADE, New York Times bestselling author

Worth Dying For is simply essential for those making key decisions about their lives, in and out of uniform, but especially all of those thinking about the special forces at the tip of the American spear.

– Hugh Hewitt, Nationally Syndicated Talk Show Host, panelist at 4 GOP Presidential Debates in 2015-16

An inspiring, MUST READ . . . should be mandatory for anyone looking for the guidelines to becoming a better human being.

– John Cena, 15-time WWE World Heavyweight Champion

Along with General Stanley McCrystal's Team of Teams, Rorke Denver's Worth Dying For will be on order for years by every would-be warrior and all of their families and friends. At least it ought to be. It brings clarity as only Commander Denver can, given where he has been and what he has done as a SEAL and what he has learned to do after his time in the Teams. "Why we fight is a personal decision," writes Denver. “Where we fight and when we fight--those calls are inevitably made far above our pay grade."

It is the "why" that young would-be warriors and their families need to know, need to grasp, internalize and commit to. There is no secret handshake, no code that has to be broken, only a shared set of values and understandings about sacrifice, effort, courage and fear, and ultimately duty that makes up the "why." Many fine books by many fine indeed extraordinary SEALs have been written, one of them Dam Few by Rorke already. Worth Dying For is simply essential for those making key decisions about their lives, in and out of uniform, but especially all of those thinking about the special forces at the tip of the American spear. Who are they and why are they that way? And you seek to join them or at least emulate them? You will know the answers at the conclusion of this riveting, powerful book.

– Hugh Hewitt, Nationally Syndicated Talk Show Host, panelist at 4 GOP Presidential Debates in 2015-16

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