Heroes Afar: How Eighty Athletes and Leaders Inspired the World

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iUniverse, Oct 16, 2007 - Sports & Recreation - 308 pages
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Like every youngster, John Durbin Husher had many heroesgrowing up, and they continued to inspire him into adulthood.If he saw Muhammad Ali knock out an opponent, he was thrilled.When he learned about Winston Churchill and how he stood upto the Nazis, he knew what it meant to be a leader.And of course, when he heard John F. Kennedy speak, he felt proud to be anAmerican.

Many of the dozens of heroes profiled in "Heroes Afar" come fromthe sports world, but politicians, scientists, and actors alsoencouraged Husher, and he artfully reveals why these great menand women were such an inspiration to him and so many others.Filled with lessons on leadership and each individual's effect onhistory, this intriguing work is one man's tribute to some of theworld's greatest heroes.

For those seeking to learn more about the past and the peoplewho have influenced our lives, "Heroes Afar" is the perfect read.

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