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MP3 With Diane Ackerman

Everyday Heroism: The Subversive Power of Human Compassion

Explore the power of compassion in the face of extreme adversity.

Ackerman DianeSometimes, even in the most dreadful circumstances, there are those who are able to act with rare courage and great kindness. Find out how the power of human compassion can kindle individuals’ capacity for extraordinary acts of conscience and moral connection through a real-life war story of courage, faith, and determination in the face of horror.

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Diane Ackerman, Ph.D., one of our most brilliant and celebrated nature and science writers, combines acute observation and stringent analysis with a poet’s gift for dazzling metaphor. She’s the author of such bestselling books as A Natural History of the Senses, A Natural History of Love, and An Alchemy of Mind.