William J. Bennett served as Director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy under President George H. W. Bush and as Secretary of Education and Chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities under President Reagan. He holds a bachelor of arts degree in philosophy from Williams College, a doctorate in political philosophy from the University of Texas, and a law degree from Harvard. He is the author of such bestselling books as The Educated Child, The Death of Outrage, The Book of Virtues, and the two-volume series America: The Last Best Hope. Dr. Bennett is the host of the nationally syndicated radio show Bill Bennett's Morning in America. He is also the Washington Fellow of the Claremont Institute and a regular contributor to CNN. He, his wife, Elayne, and their two sons, John and Joseph, live in Maryland.
Our favorite heroes live forever in their stories and in our memories, cheering us forward in our own brave fights.
For you who love heroic things
In summer dream or winter tale,
I tell of warriors, siants, and kings,
In scarlet, sackcloth, glittering mail,
And helmets peaked with iron wings.
They beat down Wrong; they strove for Right.
In ringing fields, on grappled ships,
Singing, they flung into the fight.
They fell with triumph on their lips,
And in their eyes a glorious light.
That light still gleams. From far away
Their brave song greets us like a cheer.
We fight the same great fight as they,
Right againgst Wrong; we, now and here;
They, in their fashion, yesterday.
Text copyright © 1997 by William J. Bennett
It's not quite what I was expecting. Not only is the book huge, but was expensive for only 21 very short stories.Published 7 months ago by Troyer
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Just saying that if you have a 5 and 6 year old that you want to help think higher, live higher, and be courageous, then this is a great book to start with. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Michelle D
I thought this would be what it said, a book of heroes changing the course of their destiny by their effort. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Keeran Lafferty