On Ordinary Heroes and American Democracy

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True American heroes need not have superhuman abilities nor do they need to act alone. Heroism in a democracy is different from the heroism of myths and legends, writes Gerald Pomper in this original contribution to the literature of U.S. politics. Through the remarkable stories of eight diverse Americans who acted as heroes by "just doing their jobs" during national crises, he offers a provocative definition of heroism and fresh reasons to respect U.S. institutions and the people who work within them. This new paperback ...

On Ordinary Heroes and American Democracy 2017, Routledge, London

ISBN-13: 9781138459168

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On Ordinary Heroes and American Democracy 2007, Routledge, Boulder, CO

ISBN-13: 9781594513916

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