Hero Tales: How Common Lives Reveal the Uncommon Genius of America

Hero Tales: How Common Lives Reveal the Uncommon Genius of America

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Overview

Hero Tales is a collection of twenty-six stories that convey lessons of courage and self-sacrifice without preaching. These stories were instrumental in lionizing such men as Daniel Boone, Davy Crockett, and George Rogers Clark in the American mind.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781681629230
Publisher: Turner Publishing Company
Publication date: 02/01/2000
Pages: 234
Product dimensions: 5.70(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range: 9 - 13 Years

About the Author

Peter Hathaway Capstick, former Wall Street stockbroker turned professional adventurer, has been critically acclaimed as the successor to Hemingway and Ruark in African hunting literature. After hunting in Central and South America, Capstick went to Africa in 1968, where the New Jersey-born writer continues to live. He has held professional hunting licenses in four countries, and served as a game officer. He has written seven exciting books on Africa, including "Death in the Long Grass," "Peter Capstick's Africa," and "The Last Ivory Hunter: The Saga of Wally Johnson," He's also featured in an award-winning safari video and audio tapes.

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Hero Tales: How Common Lives Reveal the Uncommon Genius of America 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
taterzngravy on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Hero Tales is a starter kit for what one needs to know to be an American. This is a basic book that every child should read. The book is harder to read because the stories are laced with nineteenth centuries moralism which slows down the story for those in the 21st century.