Heroes For My Son
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When Brad Meltzer's first son was born eight years ago, the bestselling writer and new father started compiling a list of heroes whose virtues and talents he wanted to share with his son: Abraham Lincoln, Rosa Parks, Jim Henson, Amelia Earhart, Muhammad Ali...and so many more, each one an ordinary person who was able to achieve the extraordinary. The list grew to include the fifty-two amazing people now gathered in Heroes for My Son, a book that parents and their children—sons and daughters alike—can now enjoy together as they choose heroes of their own.
From the Wright Brothers, who brought extra building materials to every test flight, planning ahead for failure, to Miep Gies, who risked her life to protect Anne Frank and her family from the Nazis during World War II, Heroes for My Son brings well-known figures together with less famous ones, telling the inspiring, behind-the-scenes stories of the moment that made them great. They are a miraculous group with one thing in common: each is an example of the spectacular potential that can be found in all of us.
Heroes for My Son is an unforgettable book of timeless wisdom, one that families everywhere can share again and again.
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Copyright 2010 by Forty-four Steps, Inc. All rights reserved.
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Brad Meltzer is the author of six New York Times bestselling thrillers: The Tenth Justice, Dead Even, The First Counsel, The Millionaires, The Zero Game, and The Book of Fate. He is also the #1 bestselling author of the critically acclaimed comic books Identity Crisis and Justice League of America, and is the co-creator of the TV series Jack & Bobby. A graduate of the University of Michigan and Columbia Law School, he currently lives in Florida. To learn more about Brad, please visit him at www.bradmeltzer.com.Back to top
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I was stuck at a red light. It wasn’t a particularly long light. But I remember the moment because it was dark and it was quiet—the first moment of quiet on the day my son Jonas was born.
And there I was, stuck at this red light.
It was one of those moments where you sit outside your ...
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Reviewed by britbb on May 2, 2013
Short but inspiring character sketches
I really liked the concept of this book (the author's desire to chronicle heroes' stories for his son), and overall it was a great read. By design, each person gets only a brief character sketch, which sometimes captures them perfectly and sometimes feels stilted or cliched. That said, it's a great introduction to heroes of all varieties, and I learned a lot through this quick read. I'd recommend it.
Reviewed by lewis.m17 on Feb 17, 2011
Absolutely brilliant. Some of them brought me to tears and some uplifted mys spirit. Another must read. Can't wait to read Heroes for my daughter!
Reviewed by dudzi004 on Oct 31, 2010
This book could be added onto hundreds of times over.
Reviewed by pirateye on Aug 15, 2010
Great bedtime read to a small child
Interesting choices of Heros. Children will be improved by hearing these stories. That will make all of our lives better.
Reviewed by margewoods4 on Jul 30, 2010
A highlight of my day!
It can only take a moment to define a lifetime, and these are insights into special moments that show what is the best of us.
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