Click here to skip to this page's main content.

New to the Open Library? — Learn how it works
Want to support Open Library? Until April 30, we'll double your donation! Help us build the great digital library.
Cover of: Heroes among us by John Quinones
About the Book

Heroes Among Us reminds us all of the courage and dignity it takes to stand up for oneself and those around us. By chronicling such bravery, John Quinones captures America's can-do spirit and shows that through the slightest good deed, each one of us harbors a hero within.Texas native and veteran ABC journalist John Quinones has traveled the world and the country reporting on hundreds of stories during his illustrious career. Long ago he realized that the stories he was most attracted to had one thing in common — a shared focus on the goodness inherent in ordinary Americans. According to John, truly heroic individuals are people who make difficult choices, even in the face of danger, without giving in to fear. They don't expect fame or money for their efforts — they're just doing the right thing. They are compassionate and courageous, and our world would be a far worse place without them. They rarely get the recognition they deserve.Heroes Among Us means to change that.Along with reporting the many stories of heroes he's met, John also shares his own touching personal narrative of his rise from humble roots as the son of a laborer and a house cleaner to his life as a network anchor. His is one of the most American of stories.Heroes Among Us, in its stories of selflessness, strength and bravery, offers inspiration, ultimately challenging each of us to learn from the great deeds of our neighbors and, in turn, to follow in that same heroic spirit. This is a book to cherish, one whose wisdom will be felt for years to come.

Places

Classifications

Library of Congress CT220 .Q566 2008
Dewey 920.073

2 editions First published in 2008

Edition Read Borrow Buy
Cover of: Heroes among us
2008, HarperCollins Publishers
Heroes among us
in English
Cover of: Heroes Among Us
2009, HarperCollins
Heroes Among Us
Electronic resource in English

History Created December 11, 2009 · 5 revisions Download catalog record: RDF / JSON

May 3, 2012 Edited by ImportBot import new book
February 14, 2012 Edited by ImportBot import new book
June 17, 2010 Edited by ImportBot add details from OverDrive
January 29, 2010 Edited by WorkBot add more information to works
December 11, 2009 Created by WorkBot add works page