Thorndike Press

The Hero Code

  • Admiral William H. McRaven, U.S. Navy Retired
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  • ISBN-10: 1538706059
  • ISBN-13: 9781538706053
  • DDC: 202
  • Shipping Weight: .60 lbs ( .27 kgs)
  • Hardcover
  • Published/Released June 2021

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A #1 New York Times Bestselling Author

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. 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 isn’t a cypher, a puzzle, or a secret message. It’s 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.


Customer Reviews

“Fascinating . . . McRaven’s war stories deliver remarkable insight into the life of a wartime leader.”

— Publishers Weekly

“Readers interested in the essential work of military special forces will be inspired by McRaven’s adventures.”

— Kirkus Reviews