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“The Heart and the Fist” Author Joins Fontbonne for Presentation

ST. LOUIS — Eric Greitens, St. Louis native, author of New York Times Bestselling book "The Heart and the Fist: The Education of a Humanitarian, the Making of a Navy SEAL," and CEO of veterans nonprofit organization The Mission Continues, will speak at Fontbonne University Wednesday, Nov. 9, at noon. Through photos, video and a reading from his book, Greitens will illustrate his journey as a warrior and humanitarian.

Greitens’ discussion, part of the university’s 2011 Dedicated Semester, “The Disability Experience: Quest for Empowerment,” will take place at noon in the Lewis Room of the Taylor Library on Fontbonne’s Clayton campus, 6800 Wydown Blvd. The event is free and open to the public and will be followed by a book signing. Books will be available for purchase.

Greitens is a Navy SEAL, a Rhodes and Truman Scholar, a White House Fellow, and the founder/CEO of The Mission Continues, a nonprofit organization that works with wounded and disabled veterans. Greitens’ book, "The Heart and the Fist: The Education of a Humanitarian, the Making of a Navy SEAL" shares his story of extraordinary leadership and service as both a humanitarian and a warrior. The principal lesson Greitens learned through his unique background in military service and humanitarian work was that in order to create meaningful change, one must be both good and strong.

Reservations are suggested. Please call 314.889.4571 to RSVP.

Please be advised that parking may be limited. Additional parking is available along Wydown Street, as well as in Fontbonne's overflow lot at the former CBC High School located on Clayton Rd.