Download or read A Book of Heroes PDF, written by Simon Barnes and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2010-09-30 with total page 320 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Simon Barnes brings together his 50 sporting heroes of the last 50 years and looks at what it is that elevates them to a state of grace and greatness.
Download or read The Mammoth Book of Heroes PDF, written by Jon E. Lewis and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2012-03-01 with total page 512 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: True courage is a hugely valued aspect of humanity. Many of the accounts in this volume are in the words of those who were there, of men and women who showed real courage, often with their own lives on the line. The tales include: the death of Sir Thomas More; George Washington at Valley Forge; Nelson losing his arm at Santa Cruz; Oscar Schindler saving the lives of Polish Jews; SOE heroine Violette Szabo in occupied France; the protesters in Tiananmen Square; and the New York firefighters and the airline passengers of flight UA49 on September 11th, 2001.
Download or read BakaKaiser Book of Heroes PDF, written by Rowan Lake Jr. and published by Lulu.com. This book was released on 2016-07-07 with total page 312 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Quinton is a Fallen angel and a teacher at an online school, who partnered with the military school, Youth Military Academy. The year is 2018 and life is mundane for Quinton. One day, he protects his students from mole-like creatures that appeared three years ago and were defeated by a fighting force called Heaven Fighter Angelon. Days pass and everything seems normal again. Then, while leaving his favorite hangout spot, Driger's Den, Quinton meets a female angel with a mission to reset The Lamb, a powerful stone that can convert sin into spiritual energy. On top of that, Quinton must also retrieve the Book of Heroes, a living book that records all of the heroes from the time of Christ's Ascension. Quinton takes on these two tasks, but has no clue who this mysterious female angel is, or even his true purpose for accepting this epic mission.
Download or read The Red Book Of Heroes Illustrated Annotated Edition PDF, written by Andrew Lang and published by Jazzybee Verlag. This book was released on 2012 with total page 355 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Heretofore Mr. Lang and his wife have dealt largely with folk-lore and legendary romance; now they find it necessary to turn to reality. As a trade-mark, they adhere to the rainbow nomenclature, but ' The red book of heroes ' claims to be history, wherein the lives represented are marked by two dominant characteristics, honor and courage.Accounts of such heroes as Florence Nightingale. John Howard the philanthropist, Hannibal, Father Damien, the apostle of the lepers, the Marquis of Montrose, the little Abbess, and others. "It would surely be an abnormal child who would not welcome ' The red book of heroes ' among his Christmas gifts." - N.Y. Times "Mrs. Lang has a very pretty story-telling gift of her own. while Mr. Lang does his part in giving the books a background of scholarship." - The Outlook. This book is fully illustrated and annotated with a rare extensive biographical sketch of the author, Andrew Lang, written by Sir Edmund Gosse, CB, a contemporary poet and writer.
Download or read The Red Book of Heroes PDF, written by Mrs. Lang and published by DigiCat. This book was released on 2022-09-04 with total page 314 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: DigiCat Publishing presents to you this special edition of "The Red Book of Heroes" by Mrs. Lang. DigiCat Publishing considers every written word to be a legacy of humankind. Every DigiCat book has been carefully reproduced for republishing in a new modern format. The books are available in print, as well as ebooks. DigiCat hopes you will treat this work with the acknowledgment and passion it deserves as a classic of world literature.
Download or read The Red Book of Heroes PDF, written by Mrs. Andrew Lang and published by Library of Alexandria. This book was released on 2015-03-04 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 'Life is not all beer and skittles,' said a reflective sportsman, and all books are not fairy tales. In an imperfect state of existence, 'the peety of it is that we cannot have all things as we would like them.' Undeniably we would like all books to be fairy tales or novels, and at present most of them are. But there is another side to things, and we must face it. '"Life is real, life is earnest," as Tennyson tells us,' said an orator to whom I listened lately, and though Longfellow, not Tennyson, wrote the famous line quoted by the earnest speaker, yet there is a good deal of truth in it. The word 'earnest,' like many other good words, has been overdone. It is common to sneer at 'earnest workers,' yet where would we be without them, especially in our climate? In a Polynesian island, where the skies for ever smile, and the blacks for ever dance, earnestness is superfluous. The bread-fruit tree delivers its rolls punctually every morning, strawberries or other fruits, as nice, spring beneath the feet of the dancers; the cavern in the forest provides a roof and shelter from the sun; the sea supplies a swimming-bath, and man, in time of peace, has only to enjoy himself, eat and drink, laugh and love, sing songs and tell fairy tales. His drapery is woven of fragrant flowers, nobody is poor and anxious about food, nobody is rich and afraid of losing his money, nobody needs to think of helping others; he has only to put forth his hand, or draw his bow or swing his fishing-rod, and help himself. To be sure, in time of war, man has just got to be earnest, and think out plans for catching and spearing his enemies, and drill his troops and improve his weapons, in fact to do some work, or have his throat cut, and be put in the oven and eaten. Thus it is really hard for the most fortunate people to avoid being earnest now and then. The people whose stories are told in this book were very different from each other in many ways. The child abbess, M�re AngŽlique, ruling her convent, and at war with naughty abbesses who hated being earnest, does not at once remind us of Hannibal. The great Montrose, with his poems and his scented love-locks, his devotion to his cause, his chivalry, his death, to which he went gaily clad like a bridegroom to meet his bride, does not seem a companion for Palissy the Potter, all black and shrunk and wrinkled, and bowed over his furnaces. It is a long way from gentle Miss Nightingale, tending wounded dogs when a child, and wounded soldiers when a woman, to Charles Gordon playing wild tricks at school, leading a Chinese army, watching alone at Khartoum, in a circle of cruel foes, for the sight of the British colours, and the sounds of the bagpipes that never met his eyes and ears.
Download or read The Book of Missionary Heroes PDF, written by Basil Mathews and published by Good Press. This book was released on 2019-11-26 with total page 244 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "The Book of Missionary Heroes" by Basil Mathews. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.
Download or read Epic Traditions of Africa PDF, written by Stephen Belcher and published by Indiana University Press. This book was released on 1999-10-22 with total page 308 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "Belcher's volume contains a much needed and extremely well-integrated overview and discussion of a vast inter-related West African culture complex that deserves and requires the kind of original, insightful treatment it receives here." —David Conrad Epic Traditions of Africa crosses boundaries of language, distance, and time to gather material from diverse African oral epic traditions. Stephen Belcher explores the rich past and poetic force of African epics and places them in historical and social, as well as artistic contexts. Colorful narratives from Central and West African traditions are illuminated along with texts that are more widely available to Western readers—the Mande Sunjata and the Bamana Segou. Belcher also takes up questions about European influences on African epic poetry and the possibility of mutual influence through out the genre. This lively and informative volume will inspire an appreciation for the distinctive qualities of this uniquely African form of verbal art.
Download or read Popular Epics of the Middle Ages of the Norse German and Carlovingian Cycles PDF, written by John Malcolm Forbes Ludlow and published by . This book was released on 1865 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Download or read The Children s Treasury of Virtues PDF, written by William J. Bennett and published by Simon and Schuster. This book was released on 2000 with total page 360 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A timeless celebration of the virtues of courage, perseverance, responsibility, faith, honesty, and compassion, this beautifully illustrated single volume combines the wisdom of Bennett's three bestselling children's classics. 375 watercolor illustrations throughout.
Download or read Sartor resartus on heroes hero worship and the heroic in history PDF, written by Thomas Carlyle and published by . This book was released on 1891 with total page 456 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
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Download or read Judith PDF, written by Lawrence M. Wills and published by Fortress Press. This book was released on 2019-11-05 with total page 530 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Judith tells the story of a beautiful Jewish woman who enters the tent of an invading general, gets him drunk, and then slices off his head, thus saving her village and Jerusalem. This short novella was somewhat surprisingly included in the early Christian versions of the Old Testament and has played an important role in the Western tradition ever since. This commentary provides a detailed analysis of the text's composition and its meaning in its original historical context, and thoroughly surveys the history of Judith scholarship. Lawrence M. Wills not only considers Judith's relation to earlier biblical texts--how the author played upon previous biblical motifs and interpreted important biblical passages--but also addresses the rise of Judith and other Jewish novellas in the context of ancient Near Eastern and Greek literature, as well as their relation to cross-cultural folk motifs. Because of the popularity of Judith in art and culture, this volume also addresses the book's history of interpretation in paintings, sculpture, music, drama, and literature. A number of images of artistic depictions of Judith are included and discussed in detail.
Download or read Papers in Honour of Professor Mary Boyce PDF, written by Jacques Duchesne-Guillemin and published by Brill Archive. This book was released on 1985 with total page 416 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Download or read The Book of the Horse PDF, written by Samuel Sidney and published by . This book was released on 1893 with total page 792 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Download or read The Book of the Epic PDF, written by H.A Guerber and published by BoD – Books on Demand. This book was released on 2020-07-17 with total page 370 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Reproduction of the original: The Book of the Epic by H.A Guerber
Download or read Lucy and Arthur And The Little Cousins A Book for Children With Illustrations PDF, written by Lucy and published by . This book was released on 1877 with total page 208 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: