#1 New York Times bestselling author Brad Meltzer brings together a remarkable group of heroes with one thing in common: they were ordinary people who became extraordinary. Brad was inspired by the birth of his daughter to curate this collection, but you don’t need to be a parent to treasure it—Heroes for My Daughter is perfect for children, parents, teachers, and anyone looking for inspiration. The sixty featured figures represent the spectacular potential we all have within us to change the world. The format allows for reading straight through or at your own pace, and includes photos, quotes, brief biographies, and vignettes that highlight the single moment that made each person great. The wonderfully diverse heroes included in the book are women, men, historical, contemporary, athletes, actors, inventors, politicians, and so many more. Heroes for My Daughter is a book to be read again and again, as the simple question of what makes a hero remains a vital part of today’s conversation.
Bestselling author Brad Meltzer delivers a mesmerizing, suspenseful novel where a young White House attorney gets caught in a deadly conspiracy when he gets too close to the daughter of the President. White House lawyer Michael Garrick has a relatively anonymous position at a very public address. That is, until he starts dating Nora Harston (Secret Service code name: Shadow), the sexy and dangerously irresistible daughter of the president. The confident young attorney who starts feeling like the First Counsel thinks he can handle the pressure until, out on a date, Nora and Michael see something they shouldn't. And when a body is discovered and Michael is the suspected killer, he finds himself on the run. Now he must find a way to prove his innocence.
Sacagawea, the only Native American included in Lewis and Clark’s historic expedition, joins the inspiring list of heroes whose stories are told in this New York Times Bestselling biography series. Sacagawea was the only girl, and the only Native American, to join Lewis and Clark’s Corps of Discovery, which explored the United States from the Mississippi River all the way to the Pacific Ocean in the early 1800s. As a translator, she helped the team communicate with members of the Shoshone tribe across the continent, carrying her child on her back the whole way. By the time the expedition arrived at the west coast, Sacagawea had proved that she truly was a trailblazer. This friendly, fun biography series focuses on the traits that made our heroes great—the traits that kids can aspire to in order to live heroically themselves. Each book tells the story of one of America’s icons in a lively, conversational way that works well for the youngest nonfiction readers and that always includes the hero’s childhood influences. At the back are an excellent timeline and photos.
THE following translation was undertaken from a desire to lay before the English-speaking people the full treasury of epical beauty, folklore, and mythology comprised in The Kalevala (the Land of Heroes, the national epic of the Finns.) The Kalevala describes Finnish nature very minutely and very beautifully. Grimm says that no poem is to be compared with it in this respect. A deeper and more esoteric meaning of the Kalevala, however, points to a contest between Light and Darkness. The numerous myths of the poem are likewise full of significance and beauty, and the Kalevala should be read between the lines, in order that the full meaning of this great epic may be comprehended. The whole poem is replete with the most fascinating folk-lore about the mysteries of nature, the origin of things, the enigmas of human tears, and, true to the character of a national epic, it represents not only the poetry, but the entire wisdom and accumulated experience of a nation. One of the most notable characteristics of the Finnish mythology is the interdependence among the gods. The Finnish deities, like the ancient gods of Italy and Greece, are generally represented in pairs. They have their individual abodes and are surrounded by their respective families. The Sun and the Moon each have a consort, and sons and daughters. Only two sons of Paeivae appear in The Kalevala, one comes to aid of Wainamoinen in his efforts to destroy the mystic Fire-fish, by throwing from the heavens to the girdle of the hero, a "magic knife, silver-edged, and golden-handled;" the other son, Panu, the Fire-child, brings back to Kalevala the fire that bad been stolen by Louhi, the wicked hostess of Pohyola. 10% of the net profit from the sale of this book will be donated to charities.
#1 New York Times bestselling author Brad Meltzer brings together a remarkable group of heroes with one thing in common: they were ordinary people who became extraordinary. Brad was inspired by the birth of his first son to curate this collection, but you don’t need to be a parent to treasure it—Heroes for My Son is perfect for children, parents, teachers, and anyone looking for inspiration. The fifty-two featured figures represent the spectacular potential we all have within us to change the world. The format allows for reading straight through or at your own pace, and includes photos, quotes, brief biographies, and vignettes that highlight the single moment that made each person great. The wonderfully diverse heroes included in the book are men, women, historical, contemporary, athletes, actors, inventors, politicians, and so many more. Heroes for My Son is a book to be read again and again, as the simple question of what makes a hero remains a vital part of today’s conversation.
Just how much good has medicine done over the years? And how much damage does it continue to do? The history of medicine begins with Hippocrates in the fifth century BC. Yet until the invention of antibiotics in the 1930s doctors, in general, did their patients more harm than good. In this fascinating new look at the history of medicine, David Wootton argues that for more than 2300 years doctors have relied on their patients' misplaced faith in their ability to cure. Over and over again major discoveries which could save lives were met with professional resistance. And this is not just a phenomenon of the distant past. The first patient effectively treated with penicillin was in the 1880s; the second not until the 1940s. There was overwhelming evidence that smoking caused lung cancer in the 1950s; but it took thirty years for doctors to accept the claim that smoking was addictive. As Wootton graphically illustrates, throughout history and right up to the present, bad medical practice has often been deeply entrenched and stubbornly resistant to evidence. This is a bold and challenging book - and the first general history of medicine to acknowledge the frequency with which doctors do harm.
Lieutenant "El Tee" Carroll was drafted into the U.S. Army and thrown into the Vietnam War at a firebase camp on the Cambodian border in 1969. His band of colorful warriors, led by Cajun "Sarnt"Jesse Parrod and Specialist Gordon "Ratman" Withers take the reader into ambush with crawling bugs and the smell of burning bodies. The story examines military doctrine, and the lives of those brave young men who wear our uniforms. Orphaned Heroes are those who have always fought in battle and are ignored by their leaders and countrymen back home. This book will put you into the action of flying bullets, and learn the thoughts and hopes of those desperate to survive their orphaned status.
Those deep-brimmed Stetsons. Those faded jeans. Cowboys are everything a fantasy man should be--tall, tough, and oh so handsome. In these sexy stories, meet three men of the American West who know a thing or two about roping a girl's heart. . . "The Reluctant Hero," Lorraine Heath Sheriff Matthew Knight is the perfect hero for Andrea's next novel. But the outlaw-busting man behind the badge is more complicated than she bargained for. What's a writer to do when she needs a story--or maybe the question is what won't she do? "The Great Cowboy Race," Georgina Gentry Boston heiress Henrietta never imagined she would race a horse one thousand miles disguised as a boy--or that she'd have to escape an arranged marriage to expert rider Comanche Jones. "Whispering by Moonlight," Teresa Bodwell Stranded and penniless in a town called Hell Gate, Isabelle has run out of options when gorgeous Lucas Warring rides in like an answered prayer. Willing to do anything, she hires on as his ranch hand during one of the coldest winters ever--and discovers plenty of ways they can keep each other warm. The West has never been wilder. . . Lorraine Heath is a Waldenbooks and USA Today bestselling author, especially known for her emotionally rich and unforgettable historical romances set in Texas. She is a RITA Award winner from Romance Writers of America and has received a Career Achievement award from Romantic Times. In addition to romance, she writes young adult fiction under her own name and the pseudonym Rachel Hawthorne. She lives in Plano, Texas.
The men and women of the River City Police Department are sworn to protect and to serve. But when a six-year-old girl is kidnapped off a residential street in broad daylight, each cop must rise to heroic levels. Detectives scramble to solve the kidnapping while patrol officers comb the streets looking for the missing girl. Racing against time, every cop on the job focuses on finding her. Before it's too late. Before they fail her.
The Civil War generation saw its world in ways startlingly different from our own. In these essays, Glenn W. LaFantasie examines the lives and experiences of several key personalities who gained fame during the war and after. The battle of Gettysburg is the thread that ties these Civil War lives together. Gettysburg was a personal turning point, though each person was affected differently. Largely biographical in its approach, the book captures the human drama of the war and shows how this group of individuals—including Abraham Lincoln, James Longstreet, Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain, William C. Oates, and others—endured or succumbed to the war and, willingly or unwillingly, influenced its outcome. At the same time, it shows how the war shaped the lives of these individuals, putting them through ordeals they never dreamed they would face or survive.
IMAGINE SANDALS ON YOUR FEET, A SWORD IN YOUR HAND, HOT SUN BEATING DOWN ON YOUR BRONZE HELMET. ENTER THE WORLD OF STEPHEN FRY'S SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER, HEROES In this companion to his bestselling Mythos, Stephen Fry gloriously retells the epic myths of the Greek heroes - which will be loved by young and old alike. 'An odyssey through Greek mythology. Brilliant . . . all hail Stephen Fry' Daily Mail ___________ Few mere mortals have ever embarked on such bold and heart-stirring adventures, overcome myriad monstrous perils, or outwitted scheming vengeful gods, quite as stylishly and triumphantly as Greek heroes. In this companion to his bestselling Mythos, Stephen Fry brilliantly retells these dramatic, funny, tragic and timeless tales. Join Jason aboard the Argo as he quests for the Golden Fleece. See Atalanta - who was raised by bears - outrun any man before being tricked with golden apples. Witness wily Oedipus solve the riddle of the Sphinx and discover how Bellerophon captures the winged horse Pegasus to help him slay the monster Chimera. Filled with white-knuckle chases and battles, impossible puzzles and riddles, acts of base cowardice and real bravery, not to mention murders and selfless sacrifices, Heroes is the story of what we mortals are truly capable of - at our worst and our very best. 'A romp through the lives of ancient Greek gods. Fry is at his story-telling best . . . the gods will be pleased' Times 'Assured and engaging. The pace is lively, the jokes are genuinely funny' Guardian 'An Olympian feat. The gods seem to be smiling on Fry - his myths are definitely a hit' Evening Standard 'Just as delightful and difficult to put down as the first. Heroes makes the stories relatable without skimping on the gory details, or sacrificing the truths of the myth. It's rich, it's funny and you'll feel like you've learned a lot' Herald ___________ If you like the sound of Heroes, you'll love Mythos - Fry's first foray into the enthralling world of Greek mythology. Praise for Mythos: 'Ebullient and funny' Times 'Entertaining and edifying' Daily Telegraph 'A rollicking good read' Independent 'The Greek gods of the past become relatable as pop culture, modern literature and music are woven throughout. Joyfully informal yet full of the literary legacy' Guardian
The Demon Lords of Calamity have been defeated and Latina's past has been revealed, so what's left for our heroes but a wedding? Well, a whole awful lot, it turns out. To start with, Chrysos is still in the middle of her visit, and she ends up roping in Latina! She may have been able to withstand the great dangers she's faced thus far, but will she be able to hold up in the face of high society?! Once that's all out of the way, though, it's time for the wedding... though not the one that Latina expected! Just who's getting married, and how will our heroes react? But in the aftermath, Latina's big day finally arrives. Will it be everything she ever hoped for? And just how will they be able to involve all the various important people in their lives?
Founded during the Nicaraguan revolution, the Mothers of Heroes and Martyrs of Matagalpa comprises women who supported the revolution but did not carry guns. The author focuses on the group to explore 'maternal identity politics'.
When the author John Douglas Foster was wounded while serving in Vietnam during the 1968 Tet Offensive, he received more than a piece of metal in his body-- haunting memories of comrades opened his soul in a quest to learn more about those who didnt return. Sketching a fascinating portrait of the lives of those who fought and died valiantly, Foster pens a riveting and gut-wrenching read in Heroes from the Wall. A clear-eyed tale of truly honorable individuals who were not just mere names, numbers and statistics, Heroes from the Wall ensures that these unsung heroes will never be forgotten by future generations who didnt know them on the battlefield. Foster seamlessly captures their quirks of personality, playful antics, heroic actions, compassion and care for others, their caring and sharing with their comrades, tender concern for their family, and affirmation of life while engulfed in places of death. Leaving readers with a newfound respect for the nameless heroes upon turning the pages, Foster writes with candor and resonating tone.
A Single Mother’S Journey of Love, Pain and Transformation
Author: Ermy Ozaeta
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Category: Biography & Autobiography
"For years, I had been contemplating on writing a book. I just could not decide what to write about. Several ideas floated through my head but somehow, none of them stayed long enough. And then it happened: a confrontation with my daughter that shook me to the core. I decided to embark on this difficult journey of remembering in the hope that I may spare some parents the pain I went through. I also wanted to explore the idea of unconditional love. At first, I did not know what these words truly meant; only that its supposed to be the kind of love parents are expected to have for their children. It seemed easy enough. After all, I have always felt the call to motherhood at the core of my being. Just love your child, right? But how? For someone who grew up without any role model for a mother, for someone forced by circumstances to raise her child alone, it can be quite a challenge."
Fools, Liars, Cheaters, and Other Bible Heroes explores the diverse stories of 28 men and women of the Bible. Each chapter describes a different figure from Scripture and their unique combination of strengths, weaknesses, and circumstances. Through personal anecdotes and reflection questions at the end of each chapter, readers are encouraged to embrace their individuality and consider how God is inviting them, in their current circumstances, to participate in the reign of God. Through her many years of reading and studying Scripture, Hosbach has had the experience of having Scripture come alive as she identifies with aspects of the real-life people who happened to live 2000 years ago: this is the spirit of what she shares in this book. Fools, Liars, Cheaters, and Other Bible Heroesis an ideal resource for individuals who want to better know how Scripture relates to their lives today. It offers an easy-to-use format that can be read on a daily basis or periodically. The anecdotal style offers an opportunity for readers to grow in their faith by relating to well-known and lesser-known characters and situations of Scripture.xplores the diverse stories of 28 men and women of the Bible. Each chapter describes a different figure from Scripture and their unique combination of strengths, weaknesses, and circumstances. Through personal anecdotes and reflection questions at the end of each chapter, readers are encouraged to embrace their individuality and consider how God is inviting them, in their current circumstances, to participate
The Adventures that Shaped the Western World First published in 1934, Gods, Heroes and Men of Ancient Greece has become one of the most popular, enduring--and captivating--retellings of the ancient myths for modern readers. Recognizing the sheer entertainment value of these timeless adventures, world renowned classical scholar W.H.D. Rouse delighted his students at the Perse School in Cambridge, England, with a conversational style and childlike wonder that made the legends come alive--a rare storytelling gift that continues to engage young and old alike. Many of the characters in this book are familiar to us--Helen of Troy, Icarus, Zeus, Athena, to name just a few--but rarely have their stories of war and adventure, bravery and romance, been so simply and thrillingly told. From the strong-arm heroics of Heracles, to the trickery of the Trojan Horse, from the seductions of Circe the sorceress, to the terrors of the Cyclops and Minotaur, these legends have outlived the culture that bore them. But while the ancient Greeks may be long gone, their fables and morals, their heroes and heroines, live on today…
The first woman to win a Nobel Prize, physicist and chemist Marie Curie is the 19th hero in the New York Times bestselling picture book biography series about heroes. This friendly, fun biography series focuses on the traits that made our heroes great--the traits that kids can aspire to in order to live heroically themselves. Each book tells the story of one of America's icons in a lively, conversational way that works well for the youngest nonfiction readers and that always includes the hero's childhood influences. At the back are an excellent timeline and photos.