• Biography

The Red Book of Heroes

Author: Mrs. Lang
Publisher: N.A
Category: Biography
Page: 368
View: 8298

The Red Book of Heroes

Author: Mrs. Andrew Lang
Publisher: Library of Alexandria
ISBN: 1465601139
Page: N.A
View: 8786
'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.

    • History

The Red Book of Heroes

Author: Leonora Blanche Lang
Publisher: BiblioBazaar, LLC
ISBN: 9780554351353
Category: History
Page: 344
View: 3967
Honour and courage were the masters of the men and women whose stories are told in this book.(From original Preface)

    • Fiction

The Red Book of Heroes

Author: Leonora Blanche Lang
Publisher: IndyPublish.com
ISBN: 9781428051164
Category: Fiction
Page: 240
View: 2009

    • Fiction

The Book of Heroes

Author: Miyuki Miyabe
Publisher: VIZ Media LLC
ISBN: 1421542889
Category: Fiction
Page: 360
View: 4457
When her brother Hiroki disappears after a violent altercation with school bullies, Yuriko finds a magical book in his room. The book leads her to another world where she learns that Hiroki has been possessed by the evil King in Yellow, and that only she can save him...and solve the riddle of why the King is also called "Hero." -- VIZ Media

    • Animals

The Book of Heroes

Tales of History's Most Daring Guys
Author: Crispin Boyer
Publisher: National Geographic Books
ISBN: 1426325533
Category: Animals
Page: 176
View: 8948
Shares facts and anecdotes about men who are heroes and role models, from Abraham Lincoln and Robert Gould Shaw to Jesse Owens and Neil Armstrong.

    • Fiction

The True Story Book

Author: Andrew Lang
Publisher: Jazzybee Verlag
ISBN: 3849671720
Category: Fiction
Page: 204
View: 9500
The conception of "The True Story Book" by Mr. Andrew Lang, was an admirable one, for no more fascinating stories of adventure could possibly be devised than some which have been enacted in this work-a-day world. This volume takes the place of Mr. Lang's annual fairy book, and relates strange episodes from the lives of Prince Charlie, Grace Darling, Benvenuto Cellini, Cervantes, Baron Trenck, Cesare Borgia, Cortes, and many another scapegrace and hero.

    • Juvenile Nonfiction

Loyola Kids Book of Heroes

Author: Amy Welborn
Publisher: Loyola Press
ISBN: 9780829430196
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: N.A
View: 7631

    • Psychology

The Red Book of C.G. Jung

A Journey into Unknown Depths
Author: Walter Boechat
Publisher: Karnac Books
ISBN: 1782204512
Category: Psychology
Page: 192
View: 9834
Jung's The Red Book has an enormous complexity of meaning deriving from Jung's intimate experiences, which are still being discussed and elaborated on by the Jungian community all over the world. The present volume focuses on some of its main aspects and its importance for the understanding of the work of Jung. The Red Book is often mistakenly seen as a product of a midlife crisis of Jung's, caused by his break with Freud. However, although this crisis was present, the work is better understood as a manifestation of unconscious symbolism of Jung's individuation process that started in his childhood. Certain symbols of The Red Book can be traced back to Jung's earliest years, reaching their peak during the period of writing the book and continuing throughout his creative life. Jung's work is therefore understood as having a Janus face: like the old Roman god of the gates it has two faces, one looking back to the past, the other looking to the future. If the past appears in the various figures with which Jung interacts throughout the book, such as the desert anchorite Ammonius, and the prophets and heroes of ancient times, it also looks to the future, pointing to new developments in analytical psychology and the practice of psychotherapy. Both aspects of the The Red Book are here discussed at length. The writing of Jung's book and its appearance to the general public almost a century afterwards is studied in relation to the paradigm crisis in science and the phantasy of millenarianism. Jung wrote this work when Europe was entering the strong cultural crisis of World War One, which threw up profound cultural changes. Jung's family and estate gave their final authorization for the publication of the book in the year 2000, a year full of symbolic meaning, impregnated with phantasies of millenarianism. Jung's work is considered here as a book therefore pertaining to large cultural changes, one in the past and one in the present, and both equally transformative of society and the perception of man himself.

    • Animals

The Animal Story Book

Author: Andrew Lang
Publisher: Library of Alexandria
ISBN: 1465514740
Category: Animals
Page: 400
View: 3975
Children who have read our Fairy Books may have noticed that there are not so very many fairies in the stories after all. The most common characters are birds, beasts, and fishes, who talk and act like Christians. The reason of this is that the first people who told the stories were not very clever, or, if they were clever, they had never been taught to read and write, or to distinguish between Vegetable, Animal, and Mineral. They took it that all things were ‘much of a muchness:’ they were not proud, and held that beast and bird could talk like themselves, only, of course, in a different language. After offering, then, so many Fairy Books (though the stories are not all told yet), we now present you (in return for a coin or two) with a book about the friends of children and of fairies—the beasts. The stories are all true, more or less, but it is possible that Monsieur Dumas and Monsieur Théophile Gautier rather improved upon their tales. I own that I have my doubts about the bears and serpents in the tales by the Baron Wogan. This gentleman’s ancestors were famous Irish people. One of them held Cromwell’s soldiers back when they were pursuing Charles II. after Worcester fight. He also led a troop of horse from Dover to the Highlands, where he died of a wound, after fighting for the King. The next Wogan was a friend of Pope and Swift; he escaped from prison after Preston fight, in 1715, and, later, rescued Prince Charlie’s mother from confinement in Austria, and took her to marry King James. He next became Governor of Don Quixote’s province, La Mancha, in Spain, and was still alive and merry in 1752. Baron Wogan, descended from these heroes, saw no longer any king to fight for, so he went to America and fought bears. No doubt he was as brave as his ancestors, but whether all his stories of serpents are absolutely correct I am not so certain. People have also been heard to express doubts about Mr. Waterton and the Cayman. The terrible tale of Mr. Gully and his deeds of war I know to be accurate, and the story of Oscar, the sentimental tyke, is believed in firmly by the lady who wrote it. As for the stories about Greek and Roman beasts, Pliny, who tells them, is a most respectable author. On the whole, then, this is more or less of a true story-book.

The Victorian Period

Excluding the Novel
Author: N.A
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 1349170607
Page: 219
View: 5128

    • Juvenile Fiction

On The Wings of Heroes

Author: Richard Peck
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1440652570
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 160
View: 6418
Davy Bowman’s dad looks forward to Halloween more than a kid, and Davy’s brother, Bill, flies B-17s. Davy adores these two heroes and tries his best to follow their lead, especially now. World War II has invaded Davy’s homefront boyhood. Bill has joined up, breaking their dad’s heart. It’s an intense, confusing time, and one that will spur Davy to grow up in a hurry. This is one of Richard Peck’s finest novels—a tender, unforgettable portrait of the World War II home front and a family’s enduring love.

    • Sports & Recreation

The Dangerous Book for Boys

Author: Conn Iggulden,Hal Iggulden
Publisher: Zondervan
ISBN: 0061243582
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 288
View: 7105
The bestselling book for every boy from eight to eighty, covering essential boyhood skills such as building tree houses*, learning how to fish, finding true north, and even answering the age old question of what the big deal with girls is. In this digital age there is still a place for knots, skimming stones and stories of incredible courage. This book recaptures Sunday afternoons, stimulates curiosity, and makes for great father-son activities. The brothers Conn and Hal have put together a wonderful collection of all things that make being young or young at heart fun—building go-carts and electromagnets, identifying insects and spiders, and flying the world's best paper airplanes. The completely revised American Edition includes: The Greatest Paper Airplane in the World The Seven Wonders of the Ancient World The Five Knots Every Boy Should Know Stickball Slingshots Fossils Building a Treehouse* Making a Bow and Arrow Fishing (revised with US Fish) Timers and Tripwires Baseball's "Most Valuable Players" Famous Battles-Including Lexington and Concord, The Alamo, and Gettysburg Spies-Codes and Ciphers Making a Go-Cart Navajo Code Talkers' Dictionary Girls Cloud Formations The States of the U.S. Mountains of the U.S. Navigation The Declaration of Independence Skimming Stones Making a Periscope The Ten Commandments Common US Trees Timeline of American History * For more information on building treehouses, visit www.treehouse-books.com and www.stilesdesigns.com or see "Treehouses You Can Actually Build" by David Stiles

    • Juvenile Nonfiction

Dragonball Z

book of heroes (& villains)
Author: Jeffrey A. O'Hare
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780439801720
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 48
View: 1094

    • Political Science

The Little Red Book of Leadership Lessons

Author: Donald J. Palmisano
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.
ISBN: 1620871912
Category: Political Science
Page: 244
View: 7636
Explores what qualities make a good leader by examining lessons from past great leaders and encouraging courage, persistence, decisiveness, and communication.

    • Cities and towns

The Little Red Book of Everyday Heroes

How Ordinary People Can Become Community Patriots
Author: Sylvia L. Lovely
Publisher: Clark Group
ISBN: 9781883589851
Category: Cities and towns
Page: 136
View: 9567