The End of the Third Age

The End of the Third Age

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by J. R. R. Tolkien
     
 

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What Makes a Man, a Man?

For centuries, being a man meant living a life of virtue and excellence. But then, through time, the art of manliness was lost.

Now, after decades of excess and aimless drift, men are looking for something to help them live an authentic, manly life--a primer that can give their life real direction and purpose.

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What Makes a Man, a Man?

For centuries, being a man meant living a life of virtue and excellence. But then, through time, the art of manliness was lost.

Now, after decades of excess and aimless drift, men are looking for something to help them live an authentic, manly life--a primer that can give their life real direction and purpose.

This book holds the answers. To master the art of manliness, a man must live the seven manly virtues: Manliness, Courage, Industry, Resolution, Self-Reliance, Discipline, Honor.

Each chapter covers one of the seven virtues and is packed with the best classic advice ever written down for men. From the philosophy of Aristotle to the speeches and essays of Theodore Roosevelt, these pages contain the manly wisdom of the ages--poems, quotes, and essays that will inspire you to live life to the fullest and realize your complete potential.

Learn the art. Change your life. Become a man.

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"One marvels anew at the depth, breadth, and persistence of J.R.R. Tolkien's labor. No one sympathetic to his aims, the invention of a secondary universe, will want to miss this chance to be present at the creation." -- Publishers Weekly

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Collectively, these volumes are marketed as "The History of The Lord of the Rings" and tell alternate stories of the siege of Middle-earth and Sauron's defeat. Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780618083565
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date:
09/28/2000
Series:
History of Middle-Earth Series, #4
Edition description:
1ST HOUGHT
Pages:
176
Sales rank:
216,806
Product dimensions:
(w) x (h) x 0.43(d)

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"One marvels anew at the depth, breadth, and persistence of J.R.R. Tolkien's labor. No one sympathetic to his aims, the invention of a secondary universe, will want to miss this chance to be present at the creation."—Publishers Weekly

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Meet the Author

Brett and Kate McKay are the married team behind the popular website, The Art of Manliness.com. In just two years, the site has grown to over 1 million visitors a month, over 2 million page views a month, and over 70,000 daily subscribers. In addition, the authors maintain a thriving online social network called the Art of Manliness Community. Brett has a degree in Letters where he focused on classical history and philosophy. He also graduated in the top ten of his class in law school. Kate has a bachelor's in history and graduated summa cum laude with a masters in religion. They live in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Brief Biography

Date of Birth:
January 3, 1892
Date of Death:
September 2, 1973
Place of Birth:
Bloemfontein, Orange Free State (South Africa)
Place of Death:
Oxford, England
Education:
B.A., Exeter College, Oxford University, 1915; M.A., 1919

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The End of the Third Age (History of the Lord of the Rings #4) 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
In this book, lovingly accounted to the uttermost detail by Tolkien's son Christopher, you get to see the amazing creative process JRR went through, and a pretty cool couple of different versions of the Scouring of the Shire (a favorite part of ROTK personally) that paints Frodo to be more heroic and instrumental in everything after the Ring is destroyed. I much enjoyed this book. Top rate.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a great way to end the History of the Lord of the Rings books! This book goes into a lot of detail about Mt. Doom, and the Scouring of the Shire and gives you a lot of information about it. The epilogue at the end is worth reading the whole series just to get to it, to finally see how Tolkien might have ended the book is amazing. I was very excited to see what happend to Sam after everyone had gone to the Gray Havens, and now I know! Every one should read this book, it is amazing!