He's a New York Times
best-selling author of thrillers, with a knack for accurately portraying Washington life. But for his latest, Brad Meltzer
is turning to hero-worship. And for a good cause: He wants his young son—or any child—to see how anyone can turn a regular life into an inspiration for others. "What kind of man did I want my son to be?" was the question Meltzer says inspired his just-published Heroes For My Son
. Of the dozens he picked for his book, 10 political heroes stand out for the types of role models kids can look to for inspiration.
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1. Nelson Mandela