The Hero Code: Lessons Learned from Lives Well Lived

The Hero Code: Lessons Learned from Lives Well Lived Review

From the acclaimed, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Make Your Bed -- a short, inspirational book about the qualities of true, everyday heroes.

The Hero Code is Admiral McRaven's ringing tribute to the real, everyday heroes he's met over the years, from battlefields to hospitals to college campuses, who are doing their part to save the world.

When Bill McRaven was a young boy growing up in Texas, he dreamed of being a superhero. He longed to put on a cape and use his superpowers to save the earth from destruction. But as he grew older and traveled the world, he found real heroes everywhere he went -- and none of them had superpowers. None of them wore capes or cowls. But they all possessed qualities that gave them the power to help others, to make a difference, to save the world: courage, both physical and moral; humility; a willingness to sacrifice; and a deep sense of integrity.

The Hero Code is not a cypher, a puzzle, or a secret message. It is a code of conduct; lessons in virtues that can become the foundations of our character as we build a life worthy of honor and respect.

Title:The Hero Code: Lessons Learned from Lives Well Lived
Edition Language:English

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    The Hero Code: Lessons Learned from Lives Well Lived Reviews

  • Bill Tress

    This book should be read by everyone, beginning as early as possible in life. In an ideal world, parents would continuously deliver these values to their children around the dinner table and in privat...

  • Gina

    I picked up this book because I enjoyed both Admiral McRaven's book, Make Your Bed, and a graduation speech I heard him give. I don't think anyone could argue with the ten qualities presented as essen...

  • Steve Bullington

    When I hear the word "HERO" the first image that appears in my mind is Captain America. Here is an average guy that was given superpowers by the Army. But the reality is that we all already have the s...

  • Evelyn

    This self-help book sets forth 10 rules for people to live by. Each rule is accompanied by a short essay including one or more anecdotes illustrating its successful application in a real world situati...

  • Meaghan McGill

    Another book by a favorite author!!William reminds us all to be heroes, and to take one step forward, at a time. Yes, life can be complicated at times, but we should never, ever give up. Each and ever...

  • John Maurer

    “Being a hero is a learned experience.”Like his previous book, “Make Your Bed”, “The Hero Code” by Admiral William H. McRaven is a short, empowering, uplifting book that should be on every...

  • Brenda

    Admiral McRaven wrote the book "Make Your Bed" which is an excellent book for graduates or any one starting out in adulthood or beyond. This book is equally as good. It goes through the qualities of T...

  • Michael Gagliardi

    Another short read by Admiral McRaven, similar to “Make Your Bed”. This was a great read, as he tells a variety of stories he has encountered and people he has met that are heroes. He breaks down ...

  • Mars Cheung

    I missed the chance to see the admiral speak in person about a year ago and it’s something I regret. Having seen several of his speeches on YouTube and knowing some of his personal stories, there’...

  • Ed Beczynski

    I am so glad I saw Admiral McRaven on Fox news one morning talking about his book The Hero Code. I pre ordered it and in two mornings while drinking my coffee I read it. Was by far the first book I co...