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Tales of real heroism

Author: Paul Dowswell; Ian Jackson
Publisher: London : Usborne, 1996.
Series: Usborne reader's library.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Recounts the spirit, integrity and resolve of men and women whose extraordinary courage has captured the imagination of millions. From spies to test pilots, doctors to explorers.
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Genre/Form: Juvenile works
Children's nonfiction
Juvenile literature
Material Type: Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Paul Dowswell; Ian Jackson
ISBN: 074602357X 9780746023570 0746023588 9780746023587
OCLC Number: 58838357
Description: 64 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), color maps, portraits ; 25 cm.
Contents: Whose hero?- Boomtown Bob's global jukebox.- Punching a hole in the sky.- Terror stalks Chernobyl.- Owen's Olympic triumph.- 12 seconds from death.- Geronimo's final stand.- Brazil's rainforest hero.- Animal heroes.- Odette's ordeal.- Helicopter heroes save forty.- Mother Seacole's balaclava boys.- Stauffenberg's secret Germany.- Blackbeard meets his match.- Rubble and strife in battlefield Beirut.- Stakanov --
Soviet superstar.- Cosmonaut number one.- Heroes on film.- After the event.
Series Title: Usborne reader's library.
Responsibility: Paul Dowswell ; designed by Nigel Reece, Karen Tomlins and Helen Westwood ; illustrated by Ian Jackson [and others].

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