No More Worlds to Conquer: Sixteen People Who Defined Their Time - And What They Did Next
HarperCollins, 2016 (2015)
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Reviewed by Bob Walch
ver wonder what happens to the individuals who make headlines and then disappear from view? Whether they are sports figures, business folks, scientists, or war heroes, these people often lead very interesting lives after their names are forgotten by the general public.
No More Worlds To Conquer: Sixteen People Who Defined Their Time – And What They Did Next
, Chris Wright follows up on a handful of individuals to see what they have done after their lives returned to normal.
he list of people Wright interviews ranges from astronauts and sports personalities to world leaders and military heroes. After defining the moment or the event that garnered the world's attention for each subject, the author then focuses on the question: what happened next?
as there a total change of direction for these people? Were they happy with the following events in their lives? Were they able to capitalize on their moments of fame in some manner?
t took Wright about five years to travel the globe tracking down and interviewing his subjects. In some cases the
were a major departure from what the person had been doing. For example, a World Cup winning footballer became an undertaker and a famous Olympic athlete settled in Oklahoma where she and her equally famous husband are raising their family.
peaking of the people he interviewed for the book, Wright writes, '
If I had to draw a single conclusion from all their wisdom, it would be this: that there is a fundamental richness to life that stops from ever being defined by a moment or ordeal, and that the best of us don't dwell on those moments any more than is healthy, but instead look to move forward, and to find new things to be inspired and affected by.
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