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'Secret Heroes' (Rebroadcast)

Very few people are seen as indisputable legends, near-mythic heroes or heroines of their time. And for every transcendent figure our society does revere, there are countless others who never receive recognition for the change they've effected or other extraordinary accomplishments. We talk with author Paul Martin about the remarkable and colorful stories of untold heroes he has unearthed.

Excerpt: "Secret Heroes: Everyday Americans Who Shaped Our World"

By Paul Martin. Reprinted by arrangement with William Morrow, a division of HarperCollins. Copyright Paul Martin, 2012.

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