Ends and Odds: Eight New Dramatic Pieces
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 challenges and face 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?
Interchapter: Hall of Fame for Great Americans
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What Is a Hero?
The Hall of Fame for Great Americans
The NineteenthCentury Ideology of Heroism
John Bridge Puritan
Our Help in Ages Past
The Shaw Memorial
The American Warrior Hero
Saint John the Divines Sports Bay
Ashamed of Our Past
Talking to Students About Heroes
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