To the men and women that stay up with you on those late, assiduous nights, coaxing you into an awe. They'll sleep with you after you flip through the pages of their stories. They'll never disappoint you or make you feel awkward. And let's face it, you've already stalked their lives.
Guy de Chauliac is much more than a pretty face. Besides moving the medical field forwards hundreds of years he happened to be alive when the black plague. While priests refused to even give people their last rights he continued to both treat and study the victims. He himself caught the disease but used himself as a test subject. That’s a man with dedication.
When people think of C.S. Lewis, usually the image of a balding, paunchy, droopy-eyed older man comes to mind. What most people don’t know is that when Lewis was younger, before he went off to fight in the Great War, he was quite a looker.
This guy. In WW2, his soldiers fought against Germans in their offensive attack, The Battle of the Bulge. When the commanding German officer demanded surrender, General McAuliffe (baddassly) said “Nuts.”
Adam Richetti - 1909-1938, Gangster. Sidekick of “Pretty Boy” Floyd. He was the only man tried for the Kansas City Massacre, which he wasn’t actually involved in. Adam was executed after an unfair trial which happened to launch the FBI out of obscurity.
A female Jewish fighter from the Israeli War of Independence during the late 1940s. Women played and continue to play a pivotal role in the Israeli military, and let’s face it: beautiful woman + big gun = drooling guys. Including me.
This is Padraig Pearse. He helped to lead the Easter Rising in 1916 in Ireland. This lead to the Irish War of Independence, which got Ireland its (partial) freedom which it has today. Pearse also helped to revive the Irish language. He was executed after the Rising, but he is still considered a hero.