A new book, titled ‘They Stood Alone: 25 Men and Women Who Made a Difference by Sandra McLeod Humphrey’, is for people finding themselves trapped in two kind of situations:
1) Parents with a child who lacks ambition or the desire to grow.
2) Young people, who already have the realization that to achieve something in life they need come out of their comfort zones and pursue their dreams without inhibition; but need a motivation to act.
About the Book:
They Stood Alone: 25 Men and Women Who Made a Difference, is an inspiring book and a tribute to all the wonderful men and women who lived on this earth; and made a great difference not only to the world they lived in, but also the one, we live in at present.
The book is about 25 extraordinary men and women – which include Christopher Columbus, Leonardo da Vinci, Nicolaus Copernicus, Galileo Galilei, Isaac Newton, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Henry David Thoreau, and Harriet Tubman; whose lives are real examples of everything Today’s world celebrates: Vision for a new perspective, courage to question the wisdom of contemporary times, Courage to step away from the crowd, Desire to step out of one’s comfort zones, Belief in Self –strong enough to pursue one’s dreams.
by: Sandra McLeod Humphrey
publisher: Prometheus Books, published: 2011-11-22
sales rank: 578721
price: $7.90 (new), $1.42 (used)
Imagine this: For centuries everyone has believed that the sun and all the planets revolve around the earth. But by studying the old books and observing the heavens, you have concluded that the earth and all the other planets revolve around the sun. Your theory is so radical that you are hesitant to tell others about it. Your name is Nicolaus Copernicus. Although at first your beliefs are denounced and ridiculed, your observations are eventually proved correct. In time, you come to be called the founding father of modern astronomy.
Or imagine this: It’s the early 19th century and women have few legal rights. Married women can’t own property, their wages belong to their husbands, and they don’t even have the right of guardianship over their children. You know the laws are unfair, but as a young woman yourself, what can you do? Your name is Elizabeth Cady Stanton. You spend your life fighting for women’s rights, and later many give you credit for being the architect and founder of the Women’s Rights Movement.
Nicolaus Copernicus and Elizabeth Cady Stanton are just two of the twenty-five extraordinary men and women whom you will have a chance to meet in this inspiring book that explores and celebrates people who had the courage to follow their own convictions, even when everyone around them said they were wrong. They were people of vision who saw life from a new perspective and were willing to question conventional wisdom. And their revolutionary breakthroughs changed and shaped the course of history.
Author Sandra McLeod Humphrey invites you to have the courage to stand alone too, hold on to your dreams, and follow your heart wherever it may lead. Like the twenty-five pioneers who lived before you, you too may someday make a difference.
The book, by way of 25 extraordinary men and women (their lives, challenges they faced and how they overcame those challenges), inspires you to make a difference to not only your life, but also to the world you live in.