My Hero: Extraordinary People on the Heroes Who Inspire Them

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The My Hero Project
Simon and Schuster, 8. 11. 2005 - Počet stran: 256
In My Hero, some of the brightest lights from around the globe share -- in their own words -- stories about the people who have been the greatest source of strength and inspiration to them. With essays by military heroes, political leaders, and Nobel Prize winners, sports heroes, firefighters, scientists, and schoolteachers -- and with an introduction by basketball legend, businessman, and philanthropist Earvin "Magic" Johnson -- this collection gathers individuals who themselves are shining examples to tell us about the people who have illuminated their own lives.
• How did Dana Reeve come to find such grit and grace when her fairy-tale prince was thrown from his real-life steed, paralyzed from the neck down?
• What traits of baseball great Ted Williams have inspired war hero Senator John McCain since childhood?
• What impact did Nelson Mandela have on boxing legend Muhammad Ali?
• Why does one of the all-time greats of baseball, Yogi Berra, believe that he owes each of his legendary home runs to his brothers?
• How did Michael J. Fox find a woman who would walk away from a spectacular career in finance in order to fight for a cure for Parkinson's disease at the helm of his nonprofit foundation?
• Why does John Glenn, a man who flew into space twice and served a quarter century on the Senate floor, look up to his own wife, Annie Glenn, as the true hero in the family?

In a world hungry for good examples, My Hero reminds us that heroes come in all shapes and sizes. It also teaches us that the words and deeds of those who inspire us are as varied as the stars that illuminate the night.
The editors of My Hero and the contributors are donating all royalties from this book to the nonprofit My Hero Project.

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This anthology of tepid uplift celebrates the democratization of the once larger-than-life status of the hero. Initiated by the website of inspirational postings aimed at kids, the volume ... Přečíst celou recenzi

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Dr Robert Ballard
Senator Bill Bradley
Dr Felton Earls
Michael J Fox
Frank O Gehry
Senator John Glenn
Erin Gruwell
Ralf Hotchkiss
Congressman John Lewis
Dr Bernard Lown
Wangari Maathai
Senator John McCain
Ralph Nader
Paul Newman
Dana Reeve
Dennis Smith

Billie Jean King
Sherry Lansing
Frances Moore Lappé
Leon Lederman
Rob Warden
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Strana 79 - ^Security is mostly a superstition; it does not exist in nature: nor do the children of men as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.
Strana xi - That light we see is burning in my hall. How far that little candle throws his beams ! So shines a good deed in a naughty world.
Strana 129 - ... in order that the creations of our mind shall be a blessing and not a curse to mankind. Never forget this in the midst of your diagrams and equations.
Strana 29 - I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.
Strana 71 - I keep them, because in spite of everything I still believe that people are really good at heart.
Strana 40 - On the i9th of August we finally left the shores of Brazil. I thank God, I shall never again visit a slave -country. To this day, if I hear a distant scream, it recalls with painful vividness my feelings, when, passing a house near Pernambuco, I heard the most pitiable moans, and could not but suspect that some poor slave was being tortured, yet knew that I was as powerless as a child even to remonstrate.
Strana 80 - Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing. To keep our faces toward change and behave like free spirits in the presence of fate is strength undefeatable.
Strana 84 - US advisor and 13 allied soldiers. Through his effort the allied company was restored to an effective fighting unit and prevented defeat of the friendly forces by a strong and determined enemy. Capt. Jacobs, by his gallantry and bravery in action in the highest traditions of the military service, has reflected great credit upon himself, his unit, and the US Army.
Strana 83 - ... directed air strikes on the enemy positions to facilitate a renewed attack. Due to the intensity of the enemy fire and heavy casualties to the command group, including the company commander, the attack stopped and the friendly troops became disorganized. Although wounded by mortar fragments, Capt.

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The My Hero Project is a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to inspire the hero in all of us by shining a spotlight on real-life examples of people at their best. The three founders: Karen Pritzker, formerly a magazine editor, works as an advocate for literacy and children's issues. She served as Editor for this book. Rita Stern is an artist and Emmy award-winning documentary filmmaker and was an architect of the original My Hero web site. Jeanne Meyers is a film and multimedia producer who helped develop and has continued to direct the award-winning My Hero web site since its inception. The founders can be reached at

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