HEROES OF THE CAMPUS, THE RECORDS OF A FEW OF THOSE KNIGHTLY SOULS WHO, BURNING OUT FOR GOD, KINDLED UNQUENCHED FIRES IN THE LIVES OF THEIR FELLOW STUDENTS (1917) by Joseph Wilson Cochran
Doubtless lives as heroic as auy of those sketched in this little volume could be fouud iu the college world to-day, bringing fresh enthusiasms to bear iu behalf of the Kingdom of God. There are warrior souls now fighting their good fight in every part of the world. But the average college student does not realize how much of a good soldier he can become before he leaves his Alma Mater. The generation of wings," as the French say, when speaking of the new France, is begotten behind the first line of attack. It is in the hope that many a student will realize the big opportunities of his campus life in terms of service and sacrifice that these sketches of brief but glorious lives are presented. That quality of preparedness which alone can save our age from colossal failure is the task of the modern college. The tragedy of college life is the temptation to push life ahead into the future and then — never to reach it.