Secret Heroes: Everyday Americans Who Shaped Our World

Paperback | April 10, 2012

byPaul Martin

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Secret Heroes is a remarkable compendium by Paul Martin, former Executive Editor of National Geographic Traveler, that illuminates the lives of thirty forgotten American heroes. Gathering together remarkable stories about unknown champions, explorers, inventors, and innovators who never made the pages of American history textbooks—not George Washington, but the tailor who saved his life…twice; the first African-American combat pilot; the 62-year-old female muckraking journalist who refused to turn her back on injustice—Secret Heroes is just the sort of fascinating and fun popular history that readers love, not unlike Kenneth C. Davis’s bestselling Don’t Know Much About® series and Rick Beyer’s The Greatest Stories Never Told.

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Secret Heroes is a remarkable compendium by Paul Martin, former Executive Editor of National Geographic Traveler, that illuminates the lives of thirty forgotten American heroes. Gathering together remarkable stories about unknown champions, explorers, inventors, and innovators who never made the pages of American history textbooks—not ...

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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 overloo...

A book and magazine editor with the National Geographic Society for three decades, Paul Martin spent the last ten years as executive editor ofNational Geographic Traveler. Earlier in his career, he served as a military journalist in Vietnam and was assistant editor ofOutdoorsmagazine and managing editor ofContinuing Educationfor theFam...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:352 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.79 inPublished:April 10, 2012Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0062096044

ISBN - 13:9780062096043

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“Endlessly entertaining…Martin introduces us to a colorful cast of saints, visionaries and occasional rogues, and he does so with style and zest. Heroes, yes, but secret no more, these are (extra)ordinary men and women well worth our attention, in a book that makes history joyous.”