Amazing Tales for Making Men Out of Boys

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Harper Collins, Apr 28, 2009 - History - 384 pages
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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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Oliver has an interesting starting point for his collection of daring-do, that British Men are no longer 'Manly-Men' and he is perhaps correct. The work is a collection of tales of bravery, most of ... Read full review

Contents

Introduction
The Penlee Lifeboatmen 11
How curiously the course of ones life may be turned 4 5
The trouble with the truth 6 3
The heroic age 9 3
When Britannia ruled the waves 115
The loneliness of command 131
The luck of the Irish 15 3
For Englands sake and duty 215
Were following the leader 237
A long way from home 2 5 9
Enemy at the gates 277
Old age and guile beat youth and enthusiasm 297
The field of human conflict 313
Their finest hour 329
For the boy 35 3

In search of a place in the world 181
First women and children 199

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