Michael Lesy's book ponders the question, "Why does someone risk his or her life for another?" In order to understand the nature of heroic acts, Lesy examines the extraordinary deeds on nine seemingly ordinary people.
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Lesy ( Wisconsin Death Trip ) here looks at nine people he considers heroes, whether their courageous deeds were performed in a moment of crisis or have persisted over a lifetime. He writes about two men who were stabbed trying to protect others from assailants; about a man who risked his life in the voter registration drives in Mississippi in the 1960s; about a quadriplegic activist for the handicapped; the parents of an autistic child who refuse to institutionalize him and about two Congressional Medal of Honor winners, one who delights in reliving his wartime bravery, while the other can scarcely recall his. The stories themselves are moving and inspiring; unfortunately, Lesy's pop-psychology efforts to analyze his heroes actions are less successful.
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Book Description Farrar Straus Giroux, 1991. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. 1st Edition.... FSG (New York), 1991. First edition. First printing. Hardbound. New in dust jacket. A perfect, tight unread copy. 0.0. Bookseller Inventory # 4247
Book Description Farrar Straus & Giroux, New York, 1991. Hard Cover. Book Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good+. First Edition (stated). FIRST PRINTING of the First Edition (stated). A collection of real life stories of nine ordinary people who became heroes, rescuing or saving others, the psychology behind these deeds, and what is to be learned from them by others. Hardcover with dust jacket, 212pp., remainders dot. A nice copy, the jacket neatly encased in an acid-free archival plastic protector. Rare. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 00013086
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