A Mighty Heart
I write this book for you, Danny, because you had the courage of this most solitary act: to die with your hands in chains but your heart undefeated.
I write this book to do justice to you, and to tell the truth.
I write this book to show that you were right: The task of changing a hate-filled world belongs to each one of us.
I write this book because, in suppressing your life, the terrorists tried to kill me, too, and to kill our son, Adam. They sought to kill all those who identified with you.
I write this book to defy them, and in the knowledge that your courage and spirit can inspire others.
I write this book to pay tribute to all the people who helped and supported our family through terrible times, creating an emotional bridge for us to stand on.
I write this book for you, Adam, so you know that your father was not a hero but an ordinary man. An ordinary hero with a mighty heart. I write this book for you so you can be free.