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- Birkenhead Drill,The
by Douglas W. Phillips
In 1852, the British H.M. Troopship Birkenhead was traveling to South Africa when she hit a ledge and foundered. On board were more than seven hundred men, women, and children. With only twenty minutes left before she would sink, the decision was made to place all women and children aboard the few life boats. The men would remain behind and face the man-eating sharks circling the disaster. Hundreds of men drowned or were eaten alive, but not a single woman or child perished that day. In past years, this story was known by every schoolboy and girl. Now, you can learn about the Birkenhead through this stirring collection of survivor accounts.
- Character Is Destiny: Inspiring Stories Every Young Person Should Know and Every Adult Should Remember
by John Mccain (Author), Mark Salter (Author)
In Character is Destiny, McCain tells the stories of celebrated historical figures and lesser-known heroes whose values exemplify the best of the human spirit. He illustrates these qualities with moving stories of triumph against the odds, righteousness in the face of iniquity, hope in adversity, and sacrifices for a cause greater than self-interest. The tributes he pays here to men and women who have lived truthfully will stir the hearts of young and old alike, and help prepare us for the hard work of choosing our destiny.
- Maxims of Robert E. Lee for Young Gentlemen, The
by Richard G. Williams Jr.
Lee's Maxims is an eclectic collection of quotes and anecdotes from the life of America's greatest Christian Warrior - especially chosen for our Nation's young "gentlemen."
- Real Beauty: 101 Ways to Feel Great About You
by Therese Kauchak, CAROL YOSHIZUMI
Real beauty comes from liking yourself, from feeling strong and healthy, and from knowing what’s beautiful in everyone around you. The Real Beauty book is packed with ideas and activities that help you bring out your best—and show that beauty comes in all shapes and sizes!