The Book of Heroes: Great Men and Women in American History

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"For the sake of all the children in this world, we must recover our sense of myth and resurrect our heroes."

—George Roche

The stories of six real–life heroes are told in this book—unforgettable men and women whose contributions to American life continue to inspire others. Profiled are: George Washington, Daniel Boone, Louisa May Alcott, Robert E. Lee, Andrew Carnegie, and George Washington Carver.

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Overview

"For the sake of all the children in this world, we must recover our sense of myth and resurrect our heroes."

—George Roche

The stories of six real–life heroes are told in this book—unforgettable men and women whose contributions to American life continue to inspire others. Profiled are: George Washington, Daniel Boone, Louisa May Alcott, Robert E. Lee, Andrew Carnegie, and George Washington Carver.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780895263810
  • Publisher: Regnery Publishing
  • Publication date: 3/3/1998
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 6.28 (w) x 9.27 (h) x 0.84 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword Michael P. Farris
Acknowledgments
Preface
1 Father of Our Country: George Washington 1
2 The Pathfinder: Daniel Boone 41
3 Union Nurse and Author: Louisa May Alcott 75
4 Scientist and Educator: George Washington Carver 113
5 Gallant Soldier 147
6 Businessman and Philanthropist: Andrew Carnegie 189
Index 225
About the Authors 239
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