The Resource A call to heroism : renewing America's vision of greatness, Peter H. Gibbon ; with a foreword by Peter J. Gomes

A call to heroism : renewing America's vision of greatness, Peter H. Gibbon ; with a foreword by Peter J. Gomes

Label
A call to heroism : renewing America's vision of greatness
Title
A call to heroism
Title remainder
renewing America's vision of greatness
Statement of responsibility
Peter H. Gibbon ; with a foreword by Peter J. Gomes
Title variation
Heroism
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Looks at the meaning of heroism in modern-day America, examining the various types of heroes that have been celebrated throughout American history and the meanings of seven key monuments and artworks dedicated to heroes
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1942-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Gibbon, Peter Hazen
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E169.1
LC item number
.G473 2002
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • National characteristics, American
  • Heroes
  • Heroes
  • Idealism, American
  • Idealism
  • National monuments
  • Civilization
  • Heroes
  • Heroes
  • Idealism, American
  • Idealism
  • National characteristics, American
  • National monuments
  • United States
  • United States
Label
A call to heroism : renewing America's vision of greatness, Peter H. Gibbon ; with a foreword by Peter J. Gomes
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 215-250) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Foreword -- Introduction: In Search of Heroes -- What is a Hero? -- The Hall of Fame for Great Americans -- The Nineteenth-Century Ideology of Heroism -- John Bridge, Puritan -- Our Help in Ages Past -- The Shaw Memorial -- The American Warrior Hero -- Saint John the Divine's Sports Bay -- The Fall of the Hero Athlete -- Greenough's Statue of Washington -- Heroes to Celebrities -- Houdon's Bust of Franklin -- The Lives of Heroes -- Rushmore Revisited -- Ashamed of Our Past -- Forgotten Monuments -- Talking to Students About Heroes -- Why Heroes? -- Afterword -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Author Interviews -- Recommended Readings -- Acknowledgements -- Index
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xxv, 277 pages
Isbn
9780871138538
Lccn
2001056497
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)48544881
  • (OCoLC)ocm48544881
Label
A call to heroism : renewing America's vision of greatness, Peter H. Gibbon ; with a foreword by Peter J. Gomes
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 215-250) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Foreword -- Introduction: In Search of Heroes -- What is a Hero? -- The Hall of Fame for Great Americans -- The Nineteenth-Century Ideology of Heroism -- John Bridge, Puritan -- Our Help in Ages Past -- The Shaw Memorial -- The American Warrior Hero -- Saint John the Divine's Sports Bay -- The Fall of the Hero Athlete -- Greenough's Statue of Washington -- Heroes to Celebrities -- Houdon's Bust of Franklin -- The Lives of Heroes -- Rushmore Revisited -- Ashamed of Our Past -- Forgotten Monuments -- Talking to Students About Heroes -- Why Heroes? -- Afterword -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Author Interviews -- Recommended Readings -- Acknowledgements -- Index
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xxv, 277 pages
Isbn
9780871138538
Lccn
2001056497
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)48544881
  • (OCoLC)ocm48544881

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