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Joshua C. Cohen

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Joshua C. Cohen began writing "Leverage" after reading a news account of a horrific attack by a group of high school seniors on their fellow underclassmen. When the victims reluctantly came forward, instead of receiving offers of help, they were ostracized by the surrounding community for sullying the reputation of the school and causing a cancellation of the football season. Joshua's fascination with that part of human nature--the need to keep quiet when awful things occur and how that leads to victims getting wronged twice--is what started the whole story that eventually led to "Leverage."

Joshua C. Cohen grew up in Minnesota and was an avid athlete in many sports but he fell in love with gymnastics and devoted most of his time to trainin

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Let me note, finally, that most of the research for this book was done in the libraries of Harvard University, the size of whose holdings is matched only by the sc

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Joshua and 3 other people liked Joshua C. Cohen's blog post: Penn State Horror Show
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“Being a hero usually isn't much fun. It's terrifying, most of the time, right up until the point you make it out safe. It's being scared to do the right thing and doing it anyway.”
Joshua C. Cohen, Leverage

“On any given day you have the chance to be a hero or a victim, predator or prey. Most times, circumstances are beyond your control. Other times, you got a choice but you think about it too much and you freeze up. Sometime, though, you're forced to react and it's all instinct. May not make a damn bit of difference in a bad situation. But sometimes instinct squeezes the good out of you, forces you to be a hero before you even realize it.”
Joshua C. Cohen, Leverage

“I've got a better idea,"she says. "One that doesn't involve murder."

"What makes you think you can outsmart them?"

"Uh, I'm a girl and they're boys,"she says. "By default, I win.”
Joshua C. Cohen, Leverage

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