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Sunday, October 9, 2011

The Book of Man - William Bennett

Readings on The Path to Manhood. The purpose of this book is to explore and explain what it means to be a man, according to the author. The reason for this book is because there is a lack of role models and information on how to grow up to be a man in today's society. At over 500 pages, this is an impressive collection of writings and literature from ancient times up to the present. Mr. Bennett has spent a lot of time researching just what it means to grow up to be a respectable man.
The book is divided into 6 sections, Man in War, Man at Work, Man in Play. Sports, and Leisure, Man in the Polis, Man with Woman and Children, and Man in Prayer and Reflection. This is a much needed book today. Anywhere we can get encouragement for boys today to grow up to be a man is sorely needed. There are extensive credits and an easy to use reference to find the many articles and authors that are included.
On a personal note, the last inclusion is Man: At the End, which describes the obituray and life of Clarence Glover, which was William Bennett's father-in-law. I would recommend this book to any young man wanting a collection of writings that span a long time in history on how to be a man. 

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