Fortitude - Dan Crenshaw


By Dan Crenshaw

  • Release Date: 2020-04-07
  • Genre: Political Science
Score: 4.5
From 306 Ratings


Jordan Peterson's Twelve Rules for Life meets Jocko Willink and Leif Babin's Extreme Ownership in this tough-love leadership book from a Navy SEAL and rising star in Republican politics.
In 2012, on his third tour of duty, an improvised explosive device left Dan Crenshaw's right eye destroyed and his left blinded. Only through the careful hand of his surgeons, and what doctors called a miracle, did Crenshaw's left eye recover partial vision. And yet, he persevered, completing two more deployments. Why? There are certain stories we tell ourselves about the hardships we face -- we can become paralyzed by adversity or we can adapt and overcome. We can be fragile or we can find our fortitude. Crenshaw delivers a set of lessons to help you do just that.

Most people's everyday challenges aren't as extreme as surviving combat, and yet our society is more fragile than ever: exploding with outrage, drowning in microaggressions, and devolving into divisive mob politics. The American spirit -- long characterized by grit and fortitude -- is unraveling. We must fix it.

That's exactly what Crenshaw accomplishes with FORTITUDE. This book isn't about the problem, it's about the solution. And that solution begins with each and every one of us. We must all lighten up, toughen up, and begin treating our fellow Americans with respect and grace.

FORTITUDE is a no-nonsense advice book for finding the strength to deal with everything from menial daily frustrations to truly difficult challenges. More than that, it is a roadmap for a more resilient American culture. With meditations on perseverance, failure, and finding much-needed heroes, the book is the antidote for a prevailing "safety culture" of trigger warnings and safe spaces. Interspersed with lessons from history and psychology is Crenshaw's own story of how an average American kid from the Houston suburbs went from war zones to the halls of Congress -- and managed to navigate his path with a sense of humor and an even greater sense that, no matter what anyone else around us says or does, we are in control of our own destiny.


  • Fantastic Book

    By DFK1967
    What a wonderful read.....very well written and comprehensive. If only the younger generation would read this perhaps we would have more peace and stability in our great country. If you love our country, with all its warts and great opportunity, this is a book for you. Look forward to hearing more from Crenshaw in the future. We need more people like him in Congress at all levels.
  • Best read of the century!

    By JILOML90
    Filled with grit, tenacity, truth, wisdom and so much more. If you do nothing else, you must read this.
  • President

    By ASinister1
    Please run for President. You are EXACTLY what this country needs. If I were a Democrat, I’d submit all kinds of illegal votes for you. But as a Republican, I will submit my 1 legal vote.
  • Spot On

    By Sportsfreak1821
    Dan truly hits a grand slam with this book! I wish everyone would read this book and really take a good look at themselves and understand that the world owes you nothing but if you work hard and hold yourself accountable it will give you a fulfilling life!!! Thanks Dan! Please run for President! I can guarantee that I would give you my vote!
  • Perseverance, the American way

    By papabeartb2
    Mr Crawford’s book reinforced many of the values I hold dear. It also detailed true perseverance the American way while acknowledging that there are hero’s, villains, dark times and flourishing times. He chose great examples that demonstrate all of these pieces. If you believe in the strength achieved through suffering and you feel a sense of duty to be your best at all times for everything and everyone you hold dear, then you will truly appreciate the honesty and reflection he offers here. This book served as a useful tool for me for revisiting the true meaning of accountability. Well done Sir.
  • A must read for every American.

    By Josh Younger
    I hope Dan has a presidential run in his sights in 2024. He is well spoken and offers a fresh perspective for the Conservative party. Young Republicans like myself need a voice like his.
  • True American

    By CMOD33
    Great book and message... Be accountable for your own actions and help others on your journey.
  • Foundation of Excellence

    By ShoulderDoc007
    A testament to what has made us strong, resilient, and solution-oriented. Truly enjoyable and thought provoking from start to finish. Reminds us that accountability and responsibility provide a foundation of strength.
  • Excellent Read!

    By JR Barron
    Sound reasoning that establishes a roadmap for survival of our nation. Very much enjoyed the read.
  • Excellent

    By Godawgsuga07
    Amazing book! Truly worth the read. It’s refreshing to see someone with a no nonsense approach that makes sense. America is lucky to have him.