In these turbulent times, we need heroes more than ever. Luckily, there are heroes all around us – and not just on the silver screen or in the sports arena. This book features 260 thrilling and inspiring true stories of extraordinary men, women and children – and even pets – who went beyond the call of duty to help their fellow man. For example: a one-legged man dashed through flames to save an old woman… a schoolteacher thwarted a crazed gunman… a grandma leaped on a crocodile to save a man from the jaws of death… a coed gave up a cushy life in America to help children in India’s slums. This book celebrates the heroes among us – those courageous souls who did the right thing no matter how risky, no matter how costly.