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Not all American heroes appear in the standard history texts. Their achievements aren't celebrated like the monumental exploits of presidents, generals, and founding fathers. But for as long as this great nation has existed, ordinary citizens have done extraordinary things. In Secret Heroes, author Paul Martin spotlights thirty overlooked Americans, all of whom had an impact on their world and ours, including:
Hercules Mulligan, the New York tailor and spy who saved George Washington's life . . . twice!
Jimmie Angel, the gold-seeking bush pilot who, in 1933, discovered the world's highest waterfall in Venezuela.
Carl Akeley, a pioneering taxidermist who killed a leopard with his bare hands and inspired Africa's first national park.
Eliza Scidmore, who convinced the government to plant cherry trees in Washington, D.C. . . . after twenty-four years of lobbying!
Lots of interesting accounts of important but little known Americans when doing good and or great things was automatically American.Published 21 months ago by William H. Ruff
In the tradition of Stephen Ambrose's favorite theme--that it is often the everyday person that rises above others to lead--Paul Martin has delivered. Read morePublished on February 8, 2013 by Lance E. Osborne
These people (for the most part) were not even interesting and I wouldn't call them
"heros". Don't buy this book at a ten cent yard sale.