BookPage Nonfiction Top Pick, April 2015 It’s reassuring to discover that heroes, both ancient and modern, are not somehow supernaturally endowed after all. Indeed, they may come by their skills quite naturally. In the thoroughly absorbing Natural Born Heroes, which tracks heroism from the times of Zeus and Odysseus to the World War II bravery of…

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We’ll meet in front of Penn Museum and set off for a gorgeous spring evening run. Join us; I know the Fishtown Beerrunners wouldn’t miss it. Details

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What was so heroic about the kidnapping of the German general? World War II warfare was about weapons and blood. And here you have these guys, not soldiers but old-fart British academics. The only reason they’re there is that they happen to speak ancient Greek. And they say: “Instead of killing another person, let’s make…

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By CINDY STAUFFER | Staff Writer There will be knife throwing. And a standup comic telling jokes. And a woman and man jumping and climbing. And oh yes, people playing ukuleles. Welcome to the crazy cabaret that will unfold in Lancaster next month, when author Christopher McDougall launches his  new book “Natural Born Heroes” at…

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from Lancaster news: There will be knife throwing. And a standup comic telling jokes. And a woman and man jumping and climbing. And oh yes, people playing ukuleles. Welcome to the crazy cabaret that will unfold in Lancaster next month, when author Christopher McDougall launches his  new book “Natural Born Heroes” at an April 12…

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‘What if women discovered they could be just as strong in the city as they were in the wild? What if they knew they could climb, run, jump, and adapt as powerfully as any man?’ From Chapter 20 of Christopher McDougall’s Natural Born Heroes I’m going to have to step up my game fast before the Heroes…

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UPDATE!! TIME CHANGE!! Due to pressure from The Man (and the weather), we’re changing the run from before the talk to AFTER. Personally, that suits me fine — I’ve never been at peace with anything that takes place in a parking lot at 7 in the morning. I hope it doesn’t disrupt anyone else’s plans.…

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