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Traces the life of the mentor gas attendant of Way of the Peaceful Warrior, discussing his origins as an orphan with both Jewish and Cossack ties, his journey from a military academy to America, and his discovery of how to live a peaceful life. 100,000 first printing.
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“Millman’s fluid storytelling makes this an easy read.”
— Publishers Weekly
I devoted four years of my life to writing The Journeys of Socrates. Each of my books has a different purpose. For Journeys, my intentions included: relating the life of my old mentor; addressing a number of themes, especially how a warrior found peace -- how to break the cycles of revenge and retribution even when they seem justified. My other books, including Way of the Peaceful Warrior, convey didactic material and reminders for living. In this new book, I did not want to clone my first book, but rather to write a strong and original story. It includes many reminders about life, but they are found in the subtext (and more directly in conversations later in the story). As Sergei's mentor reminds him: In combat and in life, expect nothing, but be prepared for anything. I would advice readers of Journeys to do the same.
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