Greatest Modern Heroes: How Heroes Influence Society, Change Our Views and Make the World a Better PlacePaperback 50 Plus One
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- Publisher: Encouragement Press, LLC
- Format: Paperback | 212 pages
- Dimensions: 155mm x 230mm x 12mm | 304g
- Publication date: 30 October 2007
- Publication City/Country: Chicago, IL
- ISBN 10: 1933766131
- ISBN 13: 9781933766133
- Sales rank: 1,445,234
The definition of a modern hero is not just some great general or statesman but also men and women who have influenced society, changed its views, sought to make the world a better place, entertained us or made us laugh and even, gave their lives for their ideals and their values. Our heroes are men and women from around the world, who through science, politics, war, letters, music, sports and the media stood above even the best of us. They often speak to us directly and indirectly about the things that are most important in our lives and they challenge us to e like them, to follow them, to act like them and ultimately to respect them-even if we do not always agree with them. Many of the heroes in this book are household names while others are more anonymous, but without them, our lives would be significantly different.
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Lucas Otto has been writing biographies of famous jurists and politicians for years, using much of his material on Websites and blogs. He has taken his experience and expanded it to include entertainers, church leaders, generals and civil rights leaders, among many groups represented. Otto put together a team of researchers and opinion makers and used this group to build his list of modern heroes.