Brave Hearts: Extraordinary Stories of Pride, Pain, and Courage

Brave Hearts: Extraordinary Stories of Pride, Pain, and Courage

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by Cynthia Brown
     
 

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Brave Hearts takes you inside the hearts and minds of fifteen police officers as they go about the difficult tasks of protecting people from harm. Whether gathering intelligence to stop a terrorist attack, conducting an international narcotics investigation, working undercover to get illegal weapons off the streets, tracking a serial murderer, ending a gun battle, or…  See more details below

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Brave Hearts takes you inside the hearts and minds of fifteen police officers as they go about the difficult tasks of protecting people from harm. Whether gathering intelligence to stop a terrorist attack, conducting an international narcotics investigation, working undercover to get illegal weapons off the streets, tracking a serial murderer, ending a gun battle, or mediating a domestic dispute, the men and women in Brave Hearts give new meaning to the word heroic.

The author's long-term relationships with the police and her unusual access to the people who work in this insular profession have enabled her to take us on a unique and startling voyage into the trenches of the law enforcement world. You will feel the tragic aftermath of 9/11 as first responders to the disaster share their stories never told before.

You will gain unique insights as the women talk frankly about their experiences working in the alpha-male world of the police. You will be there as officers cope with unimaginable violence, cruelty, and sadness. And you will learn about the love and affection that develop between people who depend on one another, at times for their very lives.

If you read Brave Hearts, you will understand why people across the country are saying this book changed the way they feel about the police.

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Editorial Reviews

William Bratton
With Brave Hearts, Cynthia Brown, who I have known and worked with for four decades, has written a seminal work about the complexities of law enforcement work. As the reader gets to know the fifteen officers profiled in this book, they are sure to be inspired by their remarkable acts of courage and come away with a better understanding of the complicated challenges inherent in enforcing the law and protecting people from harm.
Lee Baca
With Brave Hearts, Cynthia Brown has written one of the most sympathetic portrayals of law enforcement I have encountered. The commitment of the people profiled in the book coupled with the enormous risks they take to protect and serve is the real story of the men and woman who have dedicated their lives to a career in law enforcement. While the people in Brave Hearts work in New York City, they could easily be members of my agency, the Los Angeles County Sheriff s Department.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780578066349
Publisher:
Cynthia Brown
Publication date:
10/17/2010
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
381
Sales rank:
642,622
File size:
9 MB

Meet the Author

Since she went to work in a busy police station in Boston in the 1970’s and saw what police officers do for American citizens day after day, week after week, she has devoted her life to advocating for them.

Cynthia Brown is the publisher and founder of American Police Beat, the nation’s largest law enforcement publication with over 250,000 people reading each issue. Cynthia founded American Police Beat in 1994 with the goal of creating a way for law enforcement people to communicate with each other about the most pressing issues and concerns facing their profession. Brown was inspired to undertake this project after working for several years for the Boston Police Department doing a number of varied tasks including facilitating meetings between beat cops and residents in one of the city’s most crime-plagued neighborhoods – Bill Bratton, former police chief in Boston, New York City and Los Angeles was her boss – and producing a neighborhood newsletter for Boston’s five police districts.

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