In A Call to Heroism, Peter Gibbon argues that the heroes we honor are the embodiment of the ideals that America was founded on: liberty, justice, and tolerance chief among them. Because the very concept of heroism has come under threat in our cynical media age, Gibbon believes that we must forge a new understanding of what it means to be a hero to fortify our ideals as we engage our present chall...
Paperback: 304 pages
Publisher: Grove Press (August 6, 2003)
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Peter Gibbon's book A Call to Heroism is a must read for history buffs and those connected to K-12 education (particularly history and humanities teachers)....
ace those that lay ahead. Gibbon examines the types of heroes that we have celebrated throughout our history, and along the way, he contemplates the meanings of seven monuments and artworks dedicated to heroes to examine what these places and things say about the America of their time—and what they mean for Americans today.Full of insight and inspiration, A Call to Heroism is a provocative look at a timeless subject that has never been more important.Chapter One What Is A Hero?A look at the essence of heroism, and how we perceive it todayInterchapter: Hall of Fame for Great AmericansA contemplation of the Hall monument, built in New York City at the end of the 19th century by architecht Stanford White, and left to decay in the 1970s. Gibbon