The Dangerous Book Of Heroes, Hardback Book
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From the co-author of the bestselling `The Dangerous Book for Boys', this is a book of heroes, new and old, known and sadly forgotten, now to be glorified as they ought to be.From Captain Scott to Joe Simpson, from Douglas Bader to Ernest Shackleton, from Gertrude Bell to Emily Pankhurst, Conn Iggulden brings our great heroes from history back to life.Filled with the British sense of fair play and decency that made `The Dangerous Book for Boys' so popular, `The Dangerous Book of Heroes' celebrates those who fought for what is right and good, those who made amazing discoveries, those who moved boundaries in their lifetimes.A book of heroes written by Conn Iggulden, a man who knows what makes a hero.




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An interesting collection of short biographies of people who lived extraordinary lives or did extraordinary things. Most of the sections were just the right size, neither being too short and omitting too much or too long either. They also provided bibliographies for each section for more indepth reading on the subjects.<br/><br/>My one criticism though is the Brit-centric subjects. The majority of people were from the United Kingdom with some from the United States and almost no one from other countries. All the subjects were worthy of inclusion but I would have to liked to have read more about others I may not have heard of before.