Michael Lesy Rescues: The Lives of Heroes

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Rescues: The Lives of Heroes

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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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