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A Call to Heroism: Renewing America's Vision of Greatness
  

A Call to Heroism: Renewing America's Vision of Greatness (Audio CD / Audio, Library ed.)

By Gibbon, Peter H.
Read by Emerson, Brian
Foreword by Gomes, Peter J.

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What do we look for in our heroes of today? And what are we to expect of heroes in our uncertain future? In this book, Gibbon traces the evolution of our collective vision of greatness from the age of our founders to today's celebrity-obsessed media age. Among history's exemplary... men and women who have sacrificed for causes greater than themselves he includes not only traditional civic heroes, such as George Washington, but also heroes of ideas and conscience: scientists, educators, religious leaders, and activists. Also discussed are monuments and artworks dedicated to heroes to examine what these memorials say about the America of their time and to us today. Gibbon concludes that, although our reverence for ideals may have eroded, we now have a unique opportunity to forge a new understanding of what it means to be a hero.
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ISBN 9780786186013
Released NZ 1 Apr 2004
Publisher Blackstone Audiobooks
Format Audio CD/Audio, Library ed.
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ISBN-13 9780786186013
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; ships 6-14 working days
Publisher Blackstone Audiobooks
Imprint Blackstone Audiobooks
Released 1 Apr 2004
Publication Country United States United States
Format Audio CD/Audio, Library ed.
Edition Library ed.
Author(s) By Gibbon, Peter H.
Read by Emerson, Brian
Foreword by Gomes, Peter J.
Category Audio / Visual (Audio books, Music, DVDs, CDROMs)
American History
Social & Cultural History
Number of Pages Not specified
Dimensions Width: 140mm
Height: 129mm
Spine: 10mm
Dewey Code 920.02
Weight 86g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Regional History
ONIX Text General/trade;College/higher education

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