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Reading list

Tribe, Sebastian Junger

One of the driving forces behind Warrior Adventures Canada. Tribe offers us a glimpse into the past at some societies, and situations, that regardless of adversity and hardships, were able to stay mentally healthy. We take a close look into these communities of consequence as Junger unpacks all of the aspects of these communities, tribes, and societies, and applies them to our warriors today. 

This book should be mandatory reading for anyone who puts their lives on the line to protect our country. After reading Junger's book you will understand why when you leave your unit, team, or crew, it feels like something is missing. Why you can't seem to operate properly. And why the drive to return can be so strong. You will learn the psychological, and evolutionary forces that are at play. And knowing is half the battle. 

Everyday Heroes, Jody Mitic

In this moving collection of first-person accounts, the men and women of the Canadian Armed Forces take us inside life in the military and share their personal stories of courage, perseverance, and sacrifice.

What does it mean to serve? Bestselling author Jody Mitic brings together veterans and active military personnel from across Canada to tell us, in their own words, what it means to answer the call of duty.

Out Standing in the Field, Sandra Perron

In her revealing and moving memoir, Sandra Perron, Canada's first female infantry officer and a member of the Royal 22e Régiment - the legendary "Van Doos" - describes her fight against a system of institutional sexism. Though repeatedly identified as top of her class throughout her training, she was subject to harassment by her male colleagues.

Her military experience, however, wasn't all negative. Through two deployments to Bosnia and Croatia, Perron forged lasting friendships with men and women, serving her country with courage and compassion, and her determination helped pave the way for women's inclusion in the Armed Forces.

Shake Hands with the Devil, Romeo Dallaire

When Lt-Gen. Roméo Dallaire received the call to serve as force commander of the UN intervention in Rwanda in 1993, he thought he was heading off on a modest and straightforward peacekeeping mission. Thirteen months later he flew home from Africa, broken, disillusioned and suicidal, having witnessed the slaughter of 800,000 Rwandans in only a hundred days. In Shake Hands with the Devil, he takes the reader with him on a return voyage into the hell of Rwanda, vividly recreating the events the international community turned its back on. This book is an unsparing eyewitness account of the failure by humanity to stop the genocide, despite timely warnings.