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John Graham shipped out on a freighter when he was 16, hitchhiked through the Algerian Revolution at 19 and was on the team that made the first ascent of Denali’s North Wall at 20, a climb so dangerous it’s never been repeated. He hitchhiked around the world at 22, working as a correspondent in every war he came across. A US Foreign Service Officer for 15 years, he was in the middle of the 1969 revolution in Libya and the war in Vietnam. To the young Graham, adventure was everything, and each brush with death only pushed him to up the ante—and to bury ever deeper the emotional life needed...

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A Street-Smart Guide to Creating Change in Your Community and Beyond

"Practical suggestions focusing your talents and ideas to help create the changes you desire." — Millard Fuller, Founder and President, Habitat for Humanity

"Read this book and come alive." — Vicki Robin, Co-founder, Let’s Talk America

“Superb book for those who want to take active steps to bring change in their community.” — Edward Peters, Exec. VP, Initiatives of Change

Filled with practical tips and inspiring examples, this book is the missing link between ideals and...

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Technique, Common Sense & Self-Confidence (1997, Mountaineers Books / Seattle)

"It would be bad judgment to venture into the wild outdoors or even into your own career without reading and digesting this masterpiece." —Paul Petzoldt, Founder, National Outdoor Leadership School

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Making a difference in a challenging world: The Giraffe Heroes Program for Teens

"This book seems truly in keeping with our promise to young people—the chance to give back through community service." — General Colin Powell

"An exceptional "how-to" primer on activating and organizing for change, accessible to readers from middle school and up." — CYD Journal

"Presents a compelling model for social action, using stories of real heroes to inspire students to follow their lead." — Community Service News

It's Up to Us inspires teens to...

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