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Guts: 27 Courageous People and Their Truimphs over Adversity

Overview

Some tragedies make even day-to-day survival an accomplishment. For the contemporary heroes in these pages, survival was only a start.

From climbing Mount Everest to winning an Oscar, these men and women have achieved their dreams despite enormous challenges. Collected here are true accounts of valiant celebrities like Christopher Reeve, war heroes like Senator John McCain, sports icons like Jim Abbot-inspiring stories of grit, determination ...

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Overview

Some tragedies make even day-to-day survival an accomplishment. For the contemporary heroes in these pages, survival was only a start.

From climbing Mount Everest to winning an Oscar, these men and women have achieved their dreams despite enormous challenges. Collected here are true accounts of valiant celebrities like Christopher Reeve, war heroes like Senator John McCain, sports icons like Jim Abbot-inspiring stories of grit, determination and straight-out...

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780882822594
  • Publisher: New Horizon Press
  • Publication date: 5/5/2005
  • Pages: 267
  • Product dimensions: 5.52 (w) x 8.28 (h) x 0.75 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements xi
Author's Note xv
Celebrity Heroes 1
Gloria Estefan: Superstar at Death's Door 2
Scott Hamilton: Symbol of Eternal Youth 14
Dan Lawrence: Disc Jockey without a Voice 24
Marlee Matlin: Youngest Female Oscar Winner 30
Christopher Reeve: A Real-Life Super Man 38
Heather Whitestone: Miss America Blazes a Trail 52
Oprah Winfrey: Dirt Poor to Wealthy Tycoon 60
War Heroes 69
Max Cleland: Vietnam Casualty Fights On 70
John Downey: Survivor of 20 Years in a Hellhole 82
John McCain: Navy Carrier Pilot Survives a Brutal Ordeal 90
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