Beyond Courage: The 9 Principles of Heroism

Beyond Courage: The 9 Principles of Heroism

by Chris Benguhe

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Benguhe (Triumphs of the Heart) identifies nine principles of heroism (e.g., integrity, compassion, and forgiveness), exploring each with engaging, real-life stories about "normal, everyday people like you and me." Heroes are not products of a moment's reflex or bravery but of doing the right thing day in and day out: "a lifetime of living, learning, and acting in accordance with that belief system that puts the value of humanity first and foremost." Thus, readers learn that Tim Stackpole was a hero not only because he died in the line of duty protecting others in the World Trade Center attacks but also because he dedicated his entire life to protecting others as a New York City fireman. Benguhe doesn't claim to have any panacea for society's ills; he instead focuses on encouraging readers to develop these heroic traits, pick up the slack, and give it a shot. For a counterpoint, consider Richard J. Machowicz's military-esque Unleash the Warrior Within. Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.

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Penguin Publishing Group
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