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The Warrior’s Book of Virtues

The Warrior’s Book of Virtues


“…a great reflection of wisdom through the eyes of selfless servants.”
Alejandro Villanueva, Offensive Tackle for Pittsburgh Steelers, U.S. Army Ranger and West Point alumnus

“…exceptional fortitude, objectivity and personal insight.”
John Watters, DO, Staff Physician, VA Pittsburgh

“You’ll not find more qualified people to give advice on how to lead a life that matters.”
Dr. David Macpherson, Professor of Medicine and Chief Medical Officer, VISN4, Veterans Health Administration

Time-tested principles for succeeding in life through the understanding and development of character, virtues represent the moral excellence of a person. From discipline to prudence, fortitude to faith, the warrior virtues presented in these pages are guaranteed to transform your life to one of meaning and purpose.

The Warrior’s Book of Virtues uses the battle-tested principles of the United States Marine Corps to help everyone live their best life in easy and practical ways.

Written by decorated veterans of the Marine Corps and Navy, The Warrior’s Book of Virtues presents a new format for time-tested methods of self-improvement, outlining a plan to triumph over challenges by cultivating the virtues of discipline, fortitude, prudence, and more.

Don’t settle for less, and don’t make excuses for yourself. Become inspired to achieve your full potential and complete every objective you set. Adapt and overcome.


Nick Benas, USMC, is a former United States Marine Sergeant and Iraqi Combat Veteran. Author of Mental Health Emergencies: A Guide to Recognizing and Handling Mental Health Crises and Tactical Mobility, Nick now travels around the U.S. training individuals on how to respond to emergency mental health situations.

Matt Bloom, USMC, enlisted in the United States Marine Corps Reserves where he spent eight years and completed two combat tours to Iraq. During this time he worked at a drug and alcohol rehabilitation facility as a counselor and assistant therapist for incarcerated offenders. Matt is currently a police officer in Pittsburgh, PA.

Richard “Buzz” Bryan, USN, is currently the Outreach Coordinator for the West Palm Beach VA medical center. Buzz was a dedicated and driven member of the Navy/Marine Corps team and retired from the United States Navy in July 2011, after 22 years of honorable service to the Fleet Marine Force.

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Written by Nick Benas, Matt Bloom, & Richard “Buzz” Bryan
Foreword by Ben Biddick
Preface by Stewart “Stew” Smith, USN (SEAL)
978-1-57826-807-8, $18.00 hardcover
978-1-57826-808-5, $12.99 eBook

Published by Hatherleigh Press.
Distributed through Penguin Random House.
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