Heroes and Heroines


Heroes and Heroines

Cast of characters. Light blue cell names are links to mini-bios in Writing. All others are linked to Wikipedia. The slide show has been removed due to Java vulnerabilities.

Alex Filippenko For inspiring great enthusiasm and interest in astronomy, and his investigations into the origins of the universe.
Bob Hoover For his work in aviation, showmanship, and legendary flying skills.
Frank Lloyd Wright For his groundbreaking architecture that changed the way we see homes and buildings.
Franz Schubert For the delightfully unique sense of life actualized in his Trout Quintet.
Hannah Arendt For her pioneering work on the origins of totalitarianism.
Hector Berlioz For giving up the study of medicine in favor of producing brilliantly unique classical works of music.
Jean Auel For dramatizing and popularizing the humanity and capability of our late Paleolithic forbearers, in the Clan of the Cave Bears series of novels.
Neil deGrasse Tyson For his enthusiasm and ability to communicate abstruse astronomical concepts, and his work as a science educator and spokesperson.
Philip Glass For brilliance in his prolific classical compositions and expanding musical horizons.
Randy Schilts For his brave journalism and best-selling books on AIDS, gays in the military , and Harvey Milk.
Richard Feynman For his genius at Los Alamos and CalTech, and his inspirational teaching and investigation of the frontiers of Physics.
Robert Pirsig For his insights into mind and civilization in his now-classic Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
Rosa Parks For her vision and courage in changing the world forever.
Steve Wozniak For his role in Apple that first packed the “personal computer” into a device less powerful than the modern cell phone.
Wallace Stegner For the power of his novels and writings on behalf of the great western outdoors
Yo-Yo Ma


Barack Obama


Dwight Eisenhower


For popularizing classical cello and bringing it alive to millions worldwide.

For restoring the dignity of office back to the White House, for recovering our nation from the 2008 Depression, and for restoring a sense of national caring for the other side of politics: humanity.

Brilliant commander of the WWII European theater, later the president who led us from postwar recovery into what many consider the Golden Age of the middle class and national prosperity.



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