American Heroes: Their Lives, Their Values, Their Beliefs

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WHAT DOES IT TAKE TO BE AN AMERICAN HERO? "It can be done! Check small things. Share credit. Have a vision. Be demanding. Perpetual optimism is a force multiplier."--General Colin Powell. "My faith means a lot to me. I can face challenging situations & feel that it's not all just on my shoulders."--Elizabeth Dole. In a world of turmoil, what qualities do our inspirational leaders & heroes of the twentieth century possess? Author & businessman Dr. Robert B. Pamplin, Jr., profiles American men & women of outstanding achievement. They share their stories of courage, integrity & compassion. Billy Graham, Colin Powell, Elie Wiesel, Oprah Winfrey, Johnny Cash, Jackie Joyner-Kersee, Chris Burke, Elizabeth Dole, Bill Cosby & others discuss the inner values that guide their lives & make possible their incredible achievements. ABOUT THE AUTHORS: Dr. Robert B. Pamplin, Jr, has experienced incredible financial success. As an undergraduate in the 1960s, he caught the rise of the stock market, making his first million. He later invested those profits in timber & farmlands just before they shot up in value. And his $30,000 investment in an unproven "cutting" horse led to $2million in stud fees, & the horse's eventual sale for $850,000. Dr. Pamplin & his father R.B. Pamplin, run a corporation that owns 19 textile facilities & a concrete & asphalt company, with annual revenues of approximately $800 million. He has written 12 books & been awarded many honorary degrees. Gary K. Eisler is a writer, published in The Wall Street Journal & Forbes.

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