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Accidental Heroes

True Stories of Ordinary Australians Who Risked Their Lives to Save Others

Accidental Heroes by Xavier Duff
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True stories of ordinary Australians who risked their lives to save others.

One minute, everything is normal. The next, tragedy looms - a crazed gunman, a burning house, someone swept out to sea. What do you do?

In many of these stories there have been several onlookers, but only one person has leapt inot action. This fascinating book looks at why some people are prepared to put their lives on the line for another - often a complete stranger - while other stand frozen on the sidelines.

Meet Australia's 'accidental heroes' and hear their stories of unimaginable courage, self-sacrifice and personal trimph. They make for moving, sometimes terrifying, and always heart-warming reading. Accidental Heroes is a reminder of the strength of the human spirit, in an age when we need it most.

Bonnier Publishing Australia; September 2005
272 pages; ISBN 9781743007372
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Title: Accidental Heroes
Author: Xavier Duff
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