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From the acclaimed, number-one New York Times best-selling 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. 

©2021 William H. McRaven (P)2021 Grand Central Publishing

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Best Read of 2021!!!

Great read by Admiral MCCraven!!! This book definitely adds value to anyone’s life!

I 1000% recommend this shirt read to anyone!

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Live by The McRaven Code

I think I’d be hard pressed to find a man with more honor, integrity, and humbleness than Admiral McRaven. He really does possess the qualities of a genuinely good human being. I can only hope that I can live by The McRaven Code and strive to be half the man he is. Big salute sir

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McRaven smashes it again

Loved every word of it. Inspiring. Realistic. Warm. Challenging. Excellent material from a guy who’s lived what he preaches.

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Great Character Tune Up

We all enjoy true "feel good" stories. The military stories are merely the veneer; it is the stories of people that inspire the reader. An easy read and reminder to be your better seld in an insane world. "But for the nail..."

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Leadership Inspiration

Loved this book. Simple, inspiring, easily digestible. Fantastic layout. Easy to pass along to children.

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The Hero Code

This book was inspiring and eye opening! Thank you for your service and sharing your experiences that made you a hero!

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The Right Stuff!!

This was such a delight to read as I’ve always encouraged these virtues in my sons and plan to give them each this book for Father’s Day as a reminder of their own value system.

Thank you Admiral McRaven for telling such lovely stories that show that you surely live your hero code, and with such humility and generosity to all those around you! You and your books are an inspiration to us all!

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Great Book!

This is a very well written book. one that shares many of his personal stories throughout his life and shares the code that he lives by.

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Even better than Make Your Bed

Make Your Bed was a great book, but this provides a lot more inspiration. The first book was about developing the discipline while the Hero Code is about how one should go about if one is to pursue greatness. I really admire and respect Admiral McRaven

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Exceptional foundational truths!

A reminder, at a time we need to be reminded, that a good life is built on principles... truths... which withstand the winds of time and politics. Expect the best from yourself and you will get it.

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