Ordinary People, Extraordinary Choices
On Sale: January 6, 2009
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Non-Fiction Biography | Self-Help
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 Quiñones
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 Quiñones 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
Heroes Among Us means to
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
This is a book to cherish, one whose wisdom
will be felt for years to come.
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