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    DescriptionIn MY HEROES the 'world's greatest living explorer' (Guinness Book of Records), writes about the people who have inspired him - from explorers to policemen, families to freedom fighters. Wherever in the world Ranulph gives one of his lectures or motivational speeches, someone always asks: 'Who inspired you to do all the crazy things you've done?' For the first time he explores this idea by revealing his own personal heroes and what lessons their actions may have taught him in his own often hazardous profession. This book describes the extraordinary and often horrific events that led to these ordinary individuals becoming Ranulph's great heroes. From polar survivor to knifed-and-beaten policeman, from a woman missionary to a special forces soldier, these wonderful people will make you proud to be part of the human race.


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    Title
    My Heroes
    Subtitle
    Extraordinary Courage, Exceptional People
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Sir Ranulph Fiennes
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 304
    Width: 160 mm
    Height: 240 mm
    Thickness: 28 mm
    Weight: 572 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781444722420
    ISBN 10: 1444722425
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15500
    BIC E4L: BIO
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T18.3
    BIC subject category V2: BTP
    DC22: 920.02
    BISAC V2.8: BIO000000
    Thema V1.0: DNXP
    Illustrations note
    2 x 8pp black and white
    Publisher
    Hodder & Stoughton General Division
    Imprint name
    Hodder & Stoughton Ltd
    Publication date
    29 September 2011
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Sir Ranulph Fiennes was the first man to reach both poles by surface travel and the first to cross the Antarctic Continent unsupported. In the 1960s he was removed from the SAS Regiment for misuse of explosives but, joining the army of the Sultan of Oman, received that country's Bravery Medal on active service in 1971. He is the only person yet to have been awarded two clasps to the Polar medal for both Antarctic and the Arctic regions. Fiennes has led over 30 expeditions including the first polar circumnavigation of the Earth, and in 2003 he ran seven marathons in seven days on seven continents in aid of the British Heart Foundation. In 1993 Her Majesty the Queen awarded Fiennes the Order of the British Empire (OBE) because, on the way to breaking records, he has raised over GBP14 million for charity. He was named Best Sportsman in the 2007 ITV Great Briton Awards and in 2009 he became the oldest Briton to reach the summit of Everest.
    Review quote
    'Refreshingly different... this salute to mostly unsung heroes is an inspirational reminder of human goodness'. Daily Mail 'A gripping salute to those whose determination in the face of fear leaves the rest of us awestruck... thoroughly researched and grippingly detailed... his stories of raw courage are timeless'. Scotsman 'Fiennes is making the case for a closer examination of the example set by the men and women he considers heroes'. The Times (It's painfully) compelling. Evening Standard The sort of book that will suggest fascinating lines of research to find out more about some of the subjects. The author has given us a splendid read. The Canberra Times Acclaim for Ranulph's previous books: . 'Rip-roaringly readable' Guardian on MAD DOGS AND ENGLISHMEN Sir Ranulph has earned his place in the heroic roll call of Scott, Shackleton and the rest. Daily Mail 'Ran epitomises British phlegm, and he puts all other glory-seekers to shame. Long may he continue to make us glad that we are not him, while we stand in awe.' Country Life His courage, determination, stamina - and madness - are truly awesome.' Daily Express