Honorary Unsubscribe v3

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The third book in the This is True Honorary Unsubscribe series includes 149 stories about “The People You Will Wish You Had Known”. The period covered is 2006 through 2009. 163 pages, 5.5×8.5″.

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149 Amazing People

This third volume of astonishing people has more amazing inventors: the doctor who invented the implantable drug infusion pump, which is now used by diabetics to keep blood insulin levels in check. The doctor who came up with acetaminophen, to treat your headaches and other pains. The physicist and engineer who invented the crash-test dummy (and why). The guy who came up with the idea for renting videos. The microbiologist who is responsible for saving more lives than anyone else in history.

There’s also the woman who founded the first rape crisis center in the U.S. (because her 15-year-old daughter really needed it). The guy who came up with the first web crawler to create a search engine (it wasn’t Google).

And then there’s the artists — the guy responsible for bringing Batman to modern audiences, after the character declined after World War II. The woman who created “Brenda Starr”. The man who quit his corporate job and came up with a new concept to help the poor: the food bank.

You’ve heard of the Green Berets — the very first Special Forces team. Have you ever heard of the secret agent who was responsible for creating them, and chose the color of the beret? You will here. And the guy who was the first Blue Angel — the U.S. Air Force’s precision flying team.

Not to mention the doctors who improve or save lives, like the one in New Zealand who recognized, and developed a treatment for, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. Plus, of course, a number of rocket scientists and other geeks.

The mainstream media tend to worship celebrities and sports figures, but the real heroes in life are often anonymous to the public. This volume includes 149 of those fascinating men and women. These are the people you will wish you had known.

The Honorees

  1. Trauma surgeon Robert Freeark
  2. Vinyl legend Ahmet Ertegun
  3. Madame Ambassador Jeane J. Kirkpatrick
  4. Anti-smoker Allen Carr
  5. Buchenwald savior Jack Werber
  6. Grand Master Jack Williamson
  7. Big-picture thinker Jean-Jacques Servan-Schreiber
  8. Disguised friend Arthur Peacocke
  9. News explainer Christopher Glenn
  10. Comedy writer Jerry Belson
  11. Public servant Joseph Kauffman
  12. School hostage Emily Keyes
  13. Indoor environmentalist P. Ole Fanger
  14. Women’s rights crusader Estelle R. Ramey
  15. Rocketman Rocco Petrone
  16. Research biologist Vernon M. Ingram
  17. Maori queen Te Arikinui Dame Te Atairangikaahu
  18. Well-belted James Van Allen
  19. The bookish Frederick G. Kilgour
  20. Master Navy diver Carl M. Brashear
  21. Arizona photographer Ray Manley
  22. Patients rights pioneer Zelda Foster
  23. Productive adult Lou Dantzler
  24. The ever-hungry Robert Carrier
  25. Staying in Vegas Manuel J. Cortez
  26. Olympic trailblazer Neroli Fairhall
  27. Swinger Eddie Malone
  28. Southern desegrationist Hugh B Patterson Jr
  29. Non-smoker Heather Crowe
  30. The well pinned-up Joyce Brand
  31. Barehanded Harold Raymond Kingsmill Bates
  32. The non-bionic Bruce A. Peterson
  33. E-patient Tom Ferguson
  34. Japan expert Otis Cary
  35. Gem in the Rough Frederick H. Pough
  36. The sudsy Gloria Monty
  37. The findable Paul Flaherty
  38. Chicken evangelist Robert C. Baker
  39. The tireless Peter Snow
  40. Head Cowsill Billy Cowsill
  41. Southern chef Edna Lewis
  42. The Boopalicious Myron Waldman
  43. “Grandpa” Al Lewis
  44. The Good-hearted W. Hunter Simpson
  45. The jazzy Bob Weinstock
  46. Vietnam hero Hugh Thompson Jr
  47. Networker Evelyn Fowler Grubb
  48. Healer Bradford Cannon
  49. High achiever Paul Williams
  50. Friend of the Earth Richard Sandbrook
  51. Classic clothier Peter Haas Sr.
  52. The bosomy buddy Wendie Jo Sperber
  53. Sensei Noriyuki Morita
  54. Consequential truthteller Ralph Edwards
  55. Management guru Peter F. Drucker
  56. Artist R.C. Gorman
  57. Extraordinary doctor Bill Inman
  58. The very open Alexander Yakovlev
  59. TV writer Devery Freeman
  60. The hospitable John van Hengel
  61. Extremely equal Constance Baker Motley
  62. Laser inventor Gordon Gould
  63. Dancer Murphy Matthews Jr
  64. Woman Kathy Wilson
  65. Presidential doctor Daniel Ruge
  66. Down and dirty Ronald F. Scott
  67. Typecast film maker David Loeb Weiss
  68. First Blue Angel Roy Voris
  69. Good politician Jay Hammond
  70. The very healthy Richard Doll
  71. Easy dinner creator Gerry Thomas
  72. Wartime gypsy Frances Langford
  73. Classic-maker Ernest Lehman
  74. Gutsy pilot Ray Holmes
  75. The non-ignorant Shana Alexander
  76. Happily married Percy Arrowsmith
  77. The record-breaking Simon Waronker
  78. Heroic actor Leon Askin
  79. The alarming E. Harris Nober
  80. Actor-impressionist Frank Gorshin
  81. The magical Jay Marshall
  82. The well-decorated David H. Hackworth
  83. Educational TV pioneer John F. White
  84. Civic-minded Marla Ruzicka
  85. The well-vaccinated Maurice R. Hilleman
  86. Real-life Starr Dale Messick
  87. The cold-hearted Wilfred G. Bigelow
  88. The very patient Simon Eisdorfer
  89. Superdad Richard Dutrow
  90. The pre-recorded George Atkinson
  91. The safely clad George F. Crikelair
  92. High-flier Uli Derickson
  93. Non-dummy Samuel W. Alderson
  94. The well-grounded Karl Linn
  95. The low-pressure Edward D. Freis
  96. Television legend Johnny Carson
  97. The captivating Nick McDonald
  98. The scientific Dennis Flanagan
  99. Victim advocate Oleta Kirk Abrams
  100. The demanding Gerard Debreu
  101. Headache-free Julius Axelrod
  102. The supportive Harold Benjamin
  103. Loyal American Harry Ueno
  104. JPLers Jane Galloway, Kerri Agey and Dorothy Forks
  105. Universalist Albert A. Dorskind
  106. The rational Ancel Keys
  107. Media critic Reed Irvine
  108. Best buddies Jeremiah Baro and Jared Hubbard
  109. The jazzy Joe Bushkin
  110. First Amendment defender Richard M. Schmidt Jr
  111. Photogenic Helen Gee
  112. Magnificent 1/7th Leroy Gordon Cooper Jr
  113. Foghorn-voiced Scott Muni
  114. Accidental spy Iceal Hambleton
  115. Beachcomber Al Baldwin
  116. Jack-O-Farmer Nick Venetucci
  117. Bright as a comet Fred L. Whipple
  118. Taboo researcher Elisabeth Kubler-Ross
  119. War photographer Carl Mydans
  120. Carried-away actress Fay Wray
  121. Pop food scientist William A. Mitchell
  122. “R” of “H&R” Richard A. Bloch
  123. The imaginative Sam McKim
  124. Valiant illustrator John Cullen Murphy
  125. Pulp author Hugh B. Cave
  126. Infant anatomist Edmund Crelin Jr
  127. Federal judge Prentice Marshall
  128. Doctor Jordan B. Fieldman
  129. Eye surgery pioneer Charles Kelman
  130. Book publisher Roger W. Straus Jr
  131. Highway engineer Marilyn Jorgenson Reece
  132. Medical experimentation victim David Reimer
  133. Surgeon Richard Lynn Varco
  134. Deaf educator Edward Scouten
  135. Army wife Julia Compton Moore
  136. Manufacturer turned health lobbyist Phil Sokolof
  137. Soviet dissident Larisa Bogoraz
  138. Special Operations operative Aaron Bank
  139. Yet Another Unknown U.S. Marine
  140. Rocket scientist William H. Pickering
  141. Computer missionary George E. Pake
  142. Bang-up producer Dana Broccoli
  143. Over-the-moon composer Bart Howard
  144. Female prisoner advocate Sybil Brand
  145. Scifi agent and editor Julius Schwartz
  146. Movie trailer reinventor Andrew J. Kuehn
  147. Obstetric anesthesiology pioneer Gertie Marx
  148. Writer Jack Cady
  149. Digital sound pioneer Thomas G. Stockham Jr