Amazing Tales for Making Men Out of Boys

Amazing Tales for Making Men Out of Boys

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A treasury of inspiring true stories of heroism, exploration, and sacrifice invites boys to learn from the examples of such role models as the Apollo XIII crew and Scott of the Antarctic, in a reference that pays tribute to classic virtues about bravery and includes four additional stories for the American edition. 200,000 first printing.

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Stories of heroism, exploration and sacrifice that will inspire boys to be courageous, honorable and open to adventure

Tales of brave and selfless deeds used to be part of every boy's education. We grew up sharing stories with our fathers, uncles and grandfathers of how great men had lived their lives, met their challenges, reached their goals and faced their deaths. Becoming a man was about comradeship and standing by your friends whatever the circumstances. And it meant that sometimes it was more important to die a hero than live a coward's life.

Amazing Tales for Making Men Out of Boys is packed with classic stories of courage and heroism from around the world, including: D-Day and Omaha Beach; the Charge of the Light Brigade; the Battle of Dien Bien Phu; the Siege of the Alamo; the Moonwalkers and Apollo 13; the Flight of the Nez Perces; Josiah Harlan and the Trouble with Afghanistan; the Demons of Camerone; the Battle of Isandlwana; the Yangtze Incident; the Battle of Trafalgar; Shackleton's Boat Journey; Scott of the Antarctic; Thermopylae; the Revolutionary War Naval Battle of John Paul Jones and the Bonhomme Richard.



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A treasury of inspiring true stories of heroism, exploration, and sacrifice invites boys to learn from the examples of such role models as the Apollo XIII crew and Scott of the Antarctic, in a reference that pays tribute to classic virtues.
Tales of brave and selfless deeds used to be part of every boy's education. We grew up sharing stories with our fathers, uncles and grandfathers of how other men had lived their lives, met their challenges, reached their goals and faced their deaths. Becoming a man was about comradeship and standing by your friends whatever the circumstances. And it meant that sometimes it was more important to die a hero than live a coward's life. Through Neil Oliver's vivid, stirring accounts we can rediscover the stories that inspire men to perform acts greater than themselves. These are the epics that we should all know by heart; the tales of courage, endurance and sacrifice that made men out of boys.--From publisher description.

Publisher: New York : William Morrow, c2009
Edition: 1st US ed
ISBN: 9780061766138
0061766135
Branch Call Number: 170.81 OLI
Characteristics: xv, 364 p. :,col. ill. ;,24 cm.

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Mar 31, 2012

This is a sweet book. It's like the old golden book readers only for ages 7+. The art is well done and the stories are about 3-4 pages in length. The author is a well known archeologist from Scotland. The stories are historically accurate.

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