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Quiet Hero

Quiet Hero
Author : Rita Cosby
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release Date : 2010-05-18
Category : Biography & Autobiography
Total pages :304
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When a father reveals his haunting past, a daughter takes an incredible journey of self-discovery . . . Emmy® award–winning journalist, TV host, and New York Times bestselling author Rita Cosby has always asked the tough questions in her interviews with the world’s top newsmakers. Now, in a compelling and powerful memoir, she reveals how she uncovered an amazing personal story of heroism and courage, the untold secrets of a man she has known all her life: her father. Years after her mother’s tragic death, Rita finally nerved herself to sort through her mother’s stored belongings, never dreaming what a dramatic story was waiting for her. Opening a battered tan suitcase, she discovered it belonged to her father—the enigmatic man who had divorced her mother and left when Rita was still a teenager. Rita knew little of her father’s past: just that he had left Poland after World War II, and that his many scars, visible and not, bore mute witness to some past tragedy. He had always refused to answer questions. Now, however, she held in her hand stark mementos from the youth of the man she knew only as Richard Cosby, proud American: a worn Polish Resistance armband; rusted tags bearing a prisoner number and the words Stalag IVB; and an identity card for an ex-POW bearing the name Ryszard Kossobudzki. Gazing at these profoundly telling relics, the well-known journalist realized that her father’s story was one she could not allow him to keep secret any longer. When she finally did persuade him to break his silence, she heard of a harrowing past that filled her with immense pride . . . and chilled her to the bone. At the age of thirteen, barely even adolescent, her father had seen his hometown decimated by bombs. By the time he was fifteen, he was covertly distributing anti-Nazi propaganda a few blocks from the Warsaw Ghetto. Before the Warsaw Uprising, he lied about his age to join the Resistance and actively fight the enemy to the last bullet. After being nearly fatally wounded, he was taken into captivity and sent to a German POW camp near Dresden, finally escaping in a daring plan and ultimately rescued by American forces. All this before he had left his teens. This is Richard Cosby’s story, but it is also Rita’s. It is the story of a daughter coming to understand a father whose past was too painful to share with those he loved the most, too terrible to share with a child . . . but one that he eventually revealed to the journalist. In turn, Rita convinced her father to join her in a dramatic return to his battered homeland for the first time in sixty-five years. As Rita drew these stories from her father and uncovered secrets and emotions long kept hidden, father and daughter forged a new and precious bond, deeper than either could have ever imagined.

A Quiet Hero

A Quiet Hero
Author : Patricia Harrison
Publisher : Unknown
Release Date : 2010
Category : Flight navigators, Military
Total pages :186
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The Quiet Hero

The Quiet Hero
Author : Nelson Price
Publisher : Indiana Historical Society
Release Date : 2015-03-06
Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
Total pages :151
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In 1985 the eyes of the world turned to the Hoosier State and the attempt by a thirteen-year-old Kokomo, Indiana, teenager to do what seemed to be a simple task—join his fellow classmates at Western Middle School in Russiaville, the school to which his Kokomo neighborhood was assigned. The teenager, Ryan White, however, had been diagnosed with Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome from contaminated blood-based products used to treat his hemophilia. “It was my decision,” White said, “to live a normal life, go to school, be with friends, and enjoying day to day activities. It was not going to be easy.” White's words were an understatement, to say the least. His wish to return to school was met with panic by parents and some school officials. The controversy about White and the quiet courage he and his mother, Jeanne, displayed in their battle to have him join his classmates is explored in the eleventh volume in the Indiana Historical Society Press’s Youth Biography Series. A Quiet Hero is written by Nelson Price, who wrote about White’s odyssey during his days as a reporter and columnist for the Indianapolis News. Price goes behind the scenes and brings to light stories and individuals who might have been lost in the media spotlight. After a nine-month court battle, White won the right to return to school, but with concessions. These were not enough for parents of twenty children, who responded by starting their own school. At school, White became the target of slurs and lies, and his locker was vandalized. Although the White family received support from citizens and celebrities around the world, particularly rock singer Elton John, the situation grew so controversial in Kokomo that they moved to Cicero, Indiana—a community that greeted them much differently. In Price’s book, White, who succumbed to his disease in 1990, comes across as a normal teenager who met an impossible situation with uncommon grace, courage, and wisdom. “It was difficult at times, to handle; but I tried to ignore the injustice, because I knew the people were wrong,” White said. “My family and I held no hatred for those people because we realized they were victims of their own ignorance.”

The Quiet Hero

The Quiet Hero
Author : Gary W. Toyn,Bob Dole,Orrin G. Hatch
Publisher : American Legacy Media
Release Date : 2007-11-01
Category : Biography & Autobiography
Total pages :272
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This powerful story documents the Battle of Iwo Jima from the perspective of extraordinary Navy corpsman George Wahlen. The significance of his story lies in the historic context of the battle, the most deadly engagement of World War II for America.

Nicky & Vera: A Quiet Hero of the Holocaust and the Children He Rescued

Nicky & Vera: A Quiet Hero of the Holocaust and the Children He Rescued
Author : Peter Sís
Publisher : WW Norton
Release Date : 2021-01-26
Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
Total pages :64
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Caldecott Honoree and Sibert Medalist Peter Sís honors a man who saved hundreds of children from the Nazis. In 1938, twenty-nine-year-old Nicholas Winton saved the lives of almost 700 children trapped in Nazi-occupied Czechoslovakia—a story he never told and that remained unknown until an unforgettable TV appearance in the 1980s reunited him with some of the children he saved. Czech-American artist, MacArthur Fellow, and Andersen Award winner Peter Sís dramatizes Winton’s story in this distinctive and deeply personal picture book. He intertwines Nicky’s efforts with the story of one of the children he saved—a young girl named Vera, whose family enlisted Nicky’s aid when the Germans occupied their country. As the war passes and Vera grows up, she must find balance in her dual identities—one her birthright, the other her choice. Nicky & Vera is a masterful tribute to a humble man’s courageous efforts to protect Europe’s most vulnerable, and a timely portrayal of the hopes and fears of those forced to leave their homes and create new lives.

The Quiet Hero

The Quiet Hero
Author : Richard Douglas Jordan
Publisher : Catholic University of Amer Press
Release Date : 1989
Category : Literary Criticism
Total pages :226
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Lou Gehrig: a Quiet Hero

Lou Gehrig: a Quiet Hero
Author : Richard Gibson Hubler
Publisher : Unknown
Release Date : 1942
Category :
Total pages :206
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Lou Gehrig

Lou Gehrig
Author : Frank Graham
Publisher : Unknown
Release Date : 1942
Category : Baseball players
Total pages :222
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A Quiet Hero

A Quiet Hero
Author : Joanne D. Denko
Publisher : Unknown
Release Date : 2017
Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
Total pages :129
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We think of heroes as extraordinary people in remarkable situations: the firefighter who rescues people from a burning building; the pilot who lands a disabled plane and saves the passengers; the taxi driver who speeds a woman to the hospital just in time for her baby's birth. But there's another kind of hero, one rarely mentioned on TV or the Web-the quiet hero. Quiet heroes aren't flashy. They devote themselves to improving people's lives, often without recognition. We depend on these quiet heroes as much as we do on those who risk everything. What both have in common is that they ask: "What can I do to make life better?" One such hero is Charles W. Denko, biochemist, physician, researcher, husband, and father. Charles was born in poverty, and at age one he was stricken with polio, which left him with a severely crippled leg. These circumstances shaped him, but couldn't keep him from becoming a scientist respected throughout the Western world. Brilliant and caring, Charles led a life of service to his scientific field, his community, his family, and to all he chanced to meet. There are lessons for all of us in this story of a quiet hero who followed his own best advice; "Work at something important, and love it." Book jacket.

Dare to Save a Life

Dare to Save a Life
Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Release Date : 1982
Category : Blood
Total pages :6
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A Quiet Hero

A Quiet Hero
Author : Joanne Decker Denko
Publisher : Unknown
Release Date : 2017-09-15
Category : Physicians
Total pages :206
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We think of heroes as extraordinary people in remarkable situations: the firefighter who rescues people from a burning building; the pilot who lands a disabled plane and saves the passengers; the taxi driver who speeds a woman to the hospital just in time for her baby's birth. But there's another kind of hero, one rarely mentioned on TV or the Web, the quiet hero. Quiet heroes aren't flashy. They devote themselves to improving people's lives, often without recognition. We depend on these quiet heroes as much as we do on those who risk everything. What both have in common is that they ask: "What can I do to make life better?" One such hero is Charles W. Denko, biochemist, physician, researcher, husband, and father. Charles was born in poverty, and at age one was stricken with polio, which left him with a severely crippled leg. These circumstances shaped him, but couldn't keep him from becoming a scientist respected throughout the western world. Brilliant and caring, Charles led a life of service to his scientific field, his community, his family, and to everyone he chanced to meet. There are lessons for all of us in this story of a quiet hero who followed his own best advice: "Work at something important and love it!"

I, My Father's Voice

I, My Father's Voice
Author : Gary Hardeman
Publisher : Unknown
Release Date : 2007
Category : San Francisco (Calif.)
Total pages :76
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The quiet hero

The quiet hero
Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Release Date : 1989
Category :
Total pages :129
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The Story of George Washington

The Story of George Washington
Author : Joyce Milton
Publisher : Gareth Stevens Pub
Release Date : 1996
Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
Total pages :103
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Recounts the life of America's first president, including his youth in Virginia, military career, role in the formation of an independent nation, and leadership of that new country.

José de San Martín

José de San Martín
Author : José B. Fernández
Publisher : Unknown
Release Date : 1994
Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
Total pages :32
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A biography of the Argentinian general who was instrumental in liberating South America from Spanish rule in the early nineteenth century.