The Best of Boys' Life

The Best of Boys' Life

by Boy Scouts of America


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From its 1911 black-and-white debut with a cover price of a nickel to the full-color, glossy publication of today, with a circulation of 1.1 million, Boys' Life has become an American institution and one of the nation's most popular youth magazines. It has entertained millions of boys while also teaching them how to live life resourcefully, wisely, and well. It has featured the work of many famous writers—including Isaac Asimov, Ray Bradbury, Arthur C. Clarke, Alex Haley, Robert A. Heinlein, and Isaac Bashevis Singer. Among the artists and photographers whose work has graced its pages are Ansel Adams, Salvador Dali, and Norman Rockwell. Pieces exclusively written by sporting heroes of yesteryear include articles by Willie Mays, Jesse Owens, and Johnny Unitas. Also included are tips on how to light fires without matches, how to survive in the desert, and everything you need to know to "Be Prepared for an Emergency," along with special features such as "The New Age of Exploration" by John Glenn Jr. and "How I Learned to Fly" by Orville Wright.Boys' Life is today a magazine that not only continues its original mission to "furnish the Boy Scouts with a paper they may consider their own," but also speaks to an audience of all boys. It features Scouting outings, fiction, hobbies, games, profiles of young achievers, nature, science, entertainment, comics, jokes, and more. The Best of Boys' Life brings together a choice selection of material, reproduced in facsimile form, that has appeared in the magazine over the past century. Highlighting the magazine's key attractions, it is divided into six categories: Survival, Scouting Life, Sports, News, Stories, and Features. For any boy, or anyone who is still a boy at heart, The Best of Boys' Life will be a treasured keepsake for years to come. Includes full-color facsimiles of articles and features such as: SURVIVAL"Scoutcraft: Build a Real Igloo" "The Pedro Patrol Lights Fires Without Matches""Winter Survival in the Rockies" SCOUTING LIFE"Appeal to the American Boy," by Theodore Roosevelt"How to Get a Job""Death Valley Adventure" SPORTS"Secrets of a Champion Athlete," by Jesse Owens"How I Play the Outfield," by Willie Mays"Power in the Pivot," Kareem Abdul-Jabbar NEWS "The World's Biggest Bomber" "The Coming Decades in Space," by Isaac Asimov (June 1972)"Our Country Is At War" (May 1917) STORIES "The Man," by Ray Bradbury "The King of Mazy May," by Jack London"The Sunjammer," by Arthur C. Clarke FEATURES "How I Learned to Fly," by Orville Wright "The New Age of Exploration," by John Glenn Jr."Exploring Mars," by Dr. R. S. Richardson

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781599219929
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 08/17/2010
Pages: 192
Product dimensions: 8.80(w) x 11.10(h) x 0.90(d)

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The Boy Scouts of America is the largest youth organization in the United States. Since it was founded in 1910, more than 110 million boys from all parts of America have been members. Circulation of Boys' Life was 6,000 in 1912, and is now 1,202,331, with a total of over 8 million readers every month, including Scouts and non-Scouts.

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