We Are Not Afraid (Paperback)
Strength and Courage from the Town That Inspired the #1 Bestseller and Award-Winning Movie
Hci, 9780757300127, 264pp.
Publication Date: February 1, 2002
Today, fear affects even the strongest of us. Sometimes it's immediate, caused by a sense of imminent danger-the kind we felt after terrorists destroyed the magnificent World Trade Center, tore a giant wound in the Pentagon and killed thousands of people. But sometimes fear becomes a normal way of life.
In his best-selling memoir October Sky (aka Rocket Boys), Hickam introduced us to the rugged town of his youth, Coalwood, West Virginia, and the people who took on the hazardous and often brutal enterprise of coal mining. To survive and prosper, these people relied on an approach to living that would get them through hard times with an almost unnatural resilience. Over a lifetime, they learned to take on these attitudes:
- We are proud of who we are.
- We stand up for what we believe.
- We keep our families together.
- We trust in God but rely on ourselves.
- WE ARE NOT AFRAID