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THE AGE OF A.I.: AND OUR HUMAN FUTURE
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My Heroes: Extraordinary Courage, Exceptional People
Ranulph Fiennes

Classification : History
Pub Date : Sep 27, 2012
Imprint : Hodder & Stoughton
Page Extent : 304
Binding : PB
ISBN : 9781444722468
Price : 799

About the book
In MY HEROES the 'world's greatest living explorer' (Guinness Book of Records), writes about the people who have inspired him - from explorers to policemen, families to freedom fighters. Wherever in the world Ranulph gives one of his lectures or motivational speeches, someone always asks: 'Who inspired you to do all the crazy things you've done?' For the first time he explores this idea by revealing his own personal heroes and what lessons their actions may have taught him in his own often hazardous profession.

This book describes the extraordinary and often horrific events that led to these ordinary individuals becoming Ranulph's great heroes. From polar survivor to knifed-and-beaten policeman, from a woman missionary to a special forces soldier, these wonderful people will make you proud to be part of the human race

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His courage, determination, stamina - and madness - are truly awesome.
Ran epitomises British phlegm, and he puts all other glory-seekers to shame. Long may he continue to make us glad that we are not him, while we stand in awe.'
Sir Ranulph has earned his place in the heroic roll call of Scott, Shackleton and the rest.
Rip-roaringly readable'
Acclaim for Ranulph's previous books:>
The sort of book that will suggest fascinating lines of research to find out more about some of the subjects. The author has given us a splendid read.
(It's painfully) compelling.
Fiennes is making the case for a closer examination of the example set by the men and women he considers heroes'
A gripping salute to those whose determination in the face of fear leaves the rest of us awestruck... thoroughly researched and grippingly detailed... his stories of raw courage are timeless'
Refreshingly different... this salute to mostly unsung heroes is an inspirational reminder of human goodness'
     
Ranulph Fiennes
A former member of the SAS, Sir Ranulph Fiennes was the first man to reach both poles on land. He is the only person yet to have been awarded two clasps to the Polar medal for both Antarctic and the...(+)
Books by Ranulph Fiennes
Beyond The Limits (PB)
Captain Scott (PB)
Killer Elite (PB)
Mad Dogs and Englishmen (PB)
Mad Dogs and Englishmen (PB)
Mad, Bad and Dangerous to Know (HB)
Mad, Bad and Dangerous to Know (PB)
Mad, Bad and Dangerous to Know (AC)
My Heroes: Extraordinary Courage, Exceptional People (PB)
The Secret Hunters (PB)
The Sett (PB)