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Author: William J. Bennett Narrator: Walter Dixon Publisher: Recorded Books: Gildan Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2011 ISBN: 9781596599826
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New York Times best-selling author William J. Bennett uses stories, essays, historical vignettes, and contemporary profiles to explore and explain what it means to be a man. Fashioning men has never been easy, but today it seems particularly tough. Boys need heroes to embody the everlasting qualities of manhood: honor, duty, valor, and integrity. Without such role models, boys will naturally choose perpetual childhood over the rigors of becoming a man-as many women, teachers, coaches, employers, and adults in authority can quickly attest. Too many boys and men waste time in pointless and soulless activities, unmindful of their responsibilities, uncaring in their pursuits. Have we forgotten how to raise men, how to lead our boys into manhood? In The Book of Man, Bennett charts a clearer course, offering a positive, encouraging, uplifting, realizable idea of manhood, redolent of history and human nature, and practical for contemporary life. Like his classic, The Book of Virtues, Bennett uses profiles, stories, letters, poems, and myths to bring his subject to life, defining what a man should be, how he should live, and to what he should aspire in several key areas of life. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “This book is likely to prove popular with a wide audience and is, for any purpose, a fine anthology of engaging writers and stories; especially suitable for fathers and adolescents searching for models.”

    Library Journal

  • “Throughout the book, Mr. Bennett makes ample and eloquent use of first-person accounts from history’s titans and lesser-known men who earned their way to the book by acts of bravery and decency. And each segment is preceded by Mr. Bennett’s own pithy explanation of why a particular selection was chosen.”  

    Washington Times

  • “Aside from the theme of manhood, it’s a terrific book of literature.”

    Daily Caller

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About the Author

William J. Bennett, bestselling author, educator, and speaker, is a conservative pundit, politician, and political theorist. He served as Secretary of Education from 1985 to 1988 under President Ronald Reagan. A former senior editor of the National Review, he writes for the National Review Online, National Review, and Commentary.

About the Narrator

Walter Dixon is a broadcast media veteran of more than twenty years’ experience with a background in theater and performing arts and voice work for commercials. After a career in public radio, he is now a full-time narrator with more than fifty audiobooks recorded in genres ranging from religion and politics to children’s stories.