Heroes for My Son (Enhanced Edition) [NOOK Book]

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When Brad Meltzer’s first son was born eight years ago, the bestselling writer and new father started compiling a list of heroes whose virtues and talents he wanted to share with his son: Thomas Jefferson, Harriet Tubman, Jim Henson, The Wright Brothers, Nelson Mandela…and so many more, each one an ordinary person who was able to achieve the extraordinary. The list of amazing people continued to grow and is now gathered in "Heroes for My Son," a book that parents and their children – sons and daughters alike – ...

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Overview

When Brad Meltzer’s first son was born eight years ago, the bestselling writer and new father started compiling a list of heroes whose virtues and talents he wanted to share with his son: Thomas Jefferson, Harriet Tubman, Jim Henson, The Wright Brothers, Nelson Mandela…and so many more, each one an ordinary person who was able to achieve the extraordinary. The list of amazing people continued to grow and is now gathered in "Heroes for My Son," a book that parents and their children – sons and daughters alike – can now enjoy together as they choose heroes of their own.

From the Wright Brothers, who brought extra building materials to every test flight, planning ahead for failure, to Jesse Owens, the African American track and field athlete who went up against Hitler’s Aryan elites to win four gold medals in the 1936 Berlin Olympics, the "Heroes for My Son" vook, with ten inspiring videos, tells the behind-the-scenes stories of the moments that made them great.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781936321803
  • Publisher: Vook Inc., Harperstudio
  • Publication date: 9/17/2010
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition description: Enhanced
  • File size: 91 MB
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Meet the Author

Brad Meltzer

Brad Meltzer is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Book of Fate, as well as the bestsellers The Tenth Justice, Dead Even, The First Counsel, The Millionaires, The Zero Game, and The Book of Lies. His newest thriller, The Inner Circle, will be released in January 2011. He lives in Florida with his wife, Cori, and coaches lots of Little League for their three children, Jonas, Lila, and Theo.

Biography

Brad Meltzer didn't hope all his life to become a novelist. He came to it by chance, after a job at Games magazine didn't pan out. "I had no idea what to do," he says. "So I did what all of us would do in that situation. I said, 'I'm gonna write a novel.'" After one false start, a book called Fraternity that 24 publishers rejected, Meltzer hit his stride. In 1997, The Tenth Justice (which earned him extra credit as a student at Columbia Law School) was picked up by Morrow and hit The New York Times bestseller list. A year later, he repeated the performance with Dead Even. He's been writing bestselling legal thrillers ever since.

Critics like Meltzer's fast pace and nifty plots (Kirkus called The Tenth Justice "a mean, paranoid fantasy that'll have you turning pages in a frenzy," and USA Today said it "reads fast, rings true, and refreshingly breaks the mold of legal thrillers"), but it's the details that distinguish his novels from most legal fiction. The key, he says, is "Research, research, research," a task that can consume two to six months of his year-long writing schedule.

In addition to his thrillers, Meltzer is a bestselling author of critically acclaimed comic book series like Identity Crisis, Green Arrow, and Justice League. He has also written short stories, television scripts and nonfiction articles, including reviews of The Sopranos, the multiple Emmy Award-winning TV show.

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Meltzer played himself as an extra in Woody Allen's Celebrity.

He lives in Florida with his wife, a high-school sweetheart to whom he devotes a lengthy essay on his web site.

With his friend Steve Cohen, Meltzer conceived Jack and Bobby, a critically acclaimed television program about two young brothers (not the Kennedys), one of whom grows up to be President of the United States. Cohen and Meltzer wrote all 22 episodes of the show, which was cancelled after one season. Widely considered a premier example of intelligent, high-quality TV, the series has since become a cult favorite.

Meltzer spoke with former presidents Bill Clinton and George H.W. Bush in order to accrue authentic details for his 2006 novel The Book of Fate, a thriller set in the world of White House politics.

A major plot element in The Book of Lies (2008) is the unsolved murder in 1932 of Mitchell Siegel, whose son Jerry created the iconic comic book hero Superman. Meltzer, himself a rabid comics fan, interviewed the Siegel family to research the murder.

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    1. Hometown:
      Florida
    1. Date of Birth:
      1970
    2. Place of Birth:
      New York, New York
    1. Education:
      B.A., University of Michigan; J.D., Columbia University
    2. Website:

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 11, 2012

    My friend suggested I read Heroes for my son by Brad Meltzer, Th

    My friend suggested I read Heroes for my son by Brad Meltzer, The Father and his Sons by Janvier Chando because he thought they were very insightful stories about a father-son relationship. He was right. The great thing about this book is the fascinating way Meltzer uses a blend of values, actions and ideas to identify these brave people with noble qualities. This insight made this book the page turner that it is.

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