The Book of Virtues for Young People

A Treasury of Great Moral Stories
Author: William J. Bennett
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0689816138
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 384
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Stories from the best-selling Book of Virtues target a younger audience and include material from O. Henry, Tolstoy, and Guy de Maupassant, along with tales from Aesop, poetry from Emily Dickinson, and many other selections.

Book of Virtues


Author: William J. Bennett
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0671683063
Category: Education
Page: 831
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A senior editor of National Review and leading conservative spokesperson provides commentary to accompany this anthology of character-building stories from history, the Bible, and such poets as Frost and Angelou. 60,000 first printing. National ad/promo. Tour.

Our Country's Founders


Author: William J. Bennett
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0689844697
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 320
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Presents a book of advice from our nation's founders on how to be a good citizen and a worthy member of civil society.

The Children's Treasury of Virtues


Author: William John Bennett,Michael Hague
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0743211367
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 333
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A timeless celebration of the virtues of courage, perseverance, responsibility, faith, honesty, and compassion, this beautifully illustrated single volume combines the wisdom of Bennett's three bestselling children's classics. 375 watercolor illustrations throughout.

The Children's Book of Heroes


Author: William J. Bennett
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
ISBN: 9780684834450
Category: Fiction
Page: 112
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William Bennett and Michael Hague, the team that brought us the national bestseller The Children's Book of Virtues, have once again collaborated to create The Children's Book of Heroes, a beautifully illustrated celebration of heroic deeds, both real and fictional, that will delight and inspire millions of young children and their parents. "We all need a hero or two to help us stand fast and think right," says William J. Bennett, author of The Book of Virtues, the #1 bestseller that millions of American families turn to for moral inspiration. With excerpts chosen for young children, this new treasury presents splendid tales of the valor and indomitable spirit that are a lasting testament to our cherished values. Jackie Robinson stands fast on the playing field -- and his strength of character inspires a nation. David slays Goliath -- and his faith and bravery give hope to underdogs everywhere. A little boy goes in search of an angel -- and finds one who guards him day and night: his own mother. From Abraham Lincoln and Mother Teresa to warriors on the battlefield, real moms and dads, and even young girls and boys, here are worthy and heroic figures all kids can look up to and emulate. The Children's Book of Heroes is a celebration of the endurance, sacrifice, courage, and compassion that characterize truly heroic deeds.

The Book of Man

Readings on the Path to Manhood
Author: William J. Bennett
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
ISBN: 1595554203
Category: Religion
Page: 608
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WHAT IT MEANS TO BE A MAN Raising up men has never been easy, but today is seems particularly tough. The young and old need heroes to embody the eternal qualities of manhood: honor, duty, valor, and integrity. InThe Book of Man, William J. Bennett points the way, offering a positive, encouraging, uplifting, realizable idea of manhood, redolent of history and human nature, and practical for contemporary life. Using profiles, stories, letters, poems, essays, historical vignettes, and myths to bring his subject to life, The Book of Man defines what a man should be, how he should live, and to what he should aspire in several key areas of life: war, work, leisure, and more. "Whether we take up the sword, the plow, the ball, the gavel, our children, or our Bibles," says Bennett, "we must always do it like the men we are called to be."The Book of Man shows how.

Children's Book of Virtues


Author: William J. Bennett,Michael Hague
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 068481353X
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 111
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A collection of stories and poems presented to teach virtues, including compassion, courage, honesty, friendship, and faith.

The Book of Virtues for Boys and Girls

A Treasury of Great Moral Stories
Author: William J. Bennett
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1416971254
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 202
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Well-known works by such authors as Aesop, Dickens, Tolstoy, Shakespeare, and Baldwin are presented to teach virtues, including compassion, courage, honesty, friendship, and faith.

The Children's Book of America


Author: William J. Bennett,Michael Hague
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0684849305
Category: Fiction
Page: 112
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Presents stories of significant events and people in American history, patriotic songs, and American folk tales and poems.

The De-valuing of America

The Fight for Our Culture and Our Children
Author: William John Bennett
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0671797190
Category: Political Science
Page: 271
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A study of the crisis in American values discusses the problem of educational standards, drugs, AIDS, and sex education; racial strife; the controversy over values; and the debate on affirmative action.

The Children's Book of Faith


Author: William John Bennett
Publisher: Doubleday Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 9780385327718
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 101
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Offers young readers an inspirational compilation of poems, tales, Bible stories, scripture passages, and other selections.

The Art of Virtue

Ben Franklin's Formula for Successful Living
Author: Benjamin Franklin
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.
ISBN: 161608331X
Category: Self-Help
Page: 144
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Benjamin Franklin once wrote that he had “conceived the bold and arduous project of arriving at moral perfection…[and] wished to live without committing any fault at any time…to conquer all that either natural inclination, custom, or company might lead me into.” Although he was never able to finish this project completely, Benjamin Franklin was able to lay down the beginnings of this work in his later writings. Collected here for the first time are essays by Benjamin Franklin on living a virtuous life. Starting with Franklin's essay “Art of Virtue,” read on to find out his thoughts on justice, moderation, chastity, and more. An easy-to-read guide to living your life with as much virtue as possible, the way Benjamin Franklin envisioned it could be.

The Book of the Courtier


Author: Baldesar Castiglione
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0141916516
Category: Literary Collections
Page: 368
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In The Book of the Courtier (1528), Baldesar Castiglione, a diplomat and Papal Nuncio to Rome, sets out to define the essential virtues for those at Court. In a lively series of imaginary conversations between the real-life courtiers to the Duke of Urbino, his speakers discuss qualities of noble behaviour - chiefly discretion, decorum, nonchalance and gracefulness - as well as wider questions such as the duties of a good government and the true nature of love. Castiglione's narrative power and psychological perception make this guide both an entertaining comedy of manners and a revealing window onto the ideals and preoccupations of the Italian Renaissance at the moment of its greatest splendour.

The Vanishing American Adult

Our Coming-of-Age Crisis--and How to Rebuild a Culture of Self-Reliance
Author: Ben Sasse
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
ISBN: 1250114411
Category: Political Science
Page: 352
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THE INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER In an era of safe spaces, trigger warnings, and an unprecedented election, the country's youth are in crisis. Senator Ben Sasse warns the nation about the existential threat to America's future. Raised by well-meaning but overprotective parents and coddled by well-meaning but misbegotten government programs, America's youth are ill-equipped to survive in our highly-competitive global economy. Many of the coming-of-age rituals that have defined the American experience since the Founding: learning the value of working with your hands, leaving home to start a family, becoming economically self-reliant—are being delayed or skipped altogether. The statistics are daunting: 30% of college students drop out after the first year, and only 4 in 10 graduate. One in three 18-to-34 year-olds live with their parents. From these disparate phenomena: Nebraska Senator Ben Sasse who as president of a Midwestern college observed the trials of this generation up close, sees an existential threat to the American way of life. In The Vanishing American Adult, Sasse diagnoses the causes of a generation that can't grow up and offers a path for raising children to become active and engaged citizens. He identifies core formative experiences that all young people should pursue: hard work to appreciate the benefits of labor, travel to understand deprivation and want, the power of reading, the importance of nurturing your body—and explains how parents can encourage them. Our democracy depends on responsible, contributing adults to function properly—without them America falls prey to populist demagogues. A call to arms, The Vanishing American Adult will ignite a much-needed debate about the link between the way we're raising our children and the future of our country.

A Little Book of Manners


Author: Emilie Barnes,Anne Christian Buchanan,Michal Sparks
Publisher: Harvest House Pub
ISBN: 9781565076785
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 32
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An introduction to the basics of good manners, from meeting and greeting people to proper telephone and mealtime behavior.

Moral Compass

Stories for a Life's Journey
Author: William J. Bennett
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0684803135
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 824
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Presents a selection of spiritually and morally uplifting literature, organized according to the stages on life's way

Everyday Graces

A Child's Book of Good Manners
Author: Karen Santorum
Publisher: Intercollegiate Studies Inst
ISBN: 9781932236095
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 391
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A collection of stories and poems designed to teach children proper manners.

Everyday Virtues

Classic Tales to Read with Kids
Author: James A. Autry,Rick Autry
Publisher: Smyth & Helwys Publishing, Incorporated
ISBN: 9781573129718
Category: Short stories, American
Page: N.A
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A collection of twenty-four stories in different genres, selected to illustrated the virtues of justice, humility, courage, compassion, freedom, and respect. A lesson and notes on the story's origin follow each selection.

The Road to Character


Author: David Brooks
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 0679645039
Category: Social Science
Page: 320
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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE ECONOMIST • “I wrote this book not sure I could follow the road to character, but I wanted at least to know what the road looks like and how other people have trodden it.”—David Brooks With the wisdom, humor, curiosity, and sharp insights that have brought millions of readers to his New York Times column and his previous bestsellers, David Brooks has consistently illuminated our daily lives in surprising and original ways. In The Social Animal, he explored the neuroscience of human connection and how we can flourish together. Now, in The Road to Character, he focuses on the deeper values that should inform our lives. Responding to what he calls the culture of the Big Me, which emphasizes external success, Brooks challenges us, and himself, to rebalance the scales between our “résumé virtues”—achieving wealth, fame, and status—and our “eulogy virtues,” those that exist at the core of our being: kindness, bravery, honesty, or faithfulness, focusing on what kind of relationships we have formed. Looking to some of the world’s greatest thinkers and inspiring leaders, Brooks explores how, through internal struggle and a sense of their own limitations, they have built a strong inner character. Labor activist Frances Perkins understood the need to suppress parts of herself so that she could be an instrument in a larger cause. Dwight Eisenhower organized his life not around impulsive self-expression but considered self-restraint. Dorothy Day, a devout Catholic convert and champion of the poor, learned as a young woman the vocabulary of simplicity and surrender. Civil rights pioneers A. Philip Randolph and Bayard Rustin learned reticence and the logic of self-discipline, the need to distrust oneself even while waging a noble crusade. Blending psychology, politics, spirituality, and confessional, The Road to Character provides an opportunity for us to rethink our priorities, and strive to build rich inner lives marked by humility and moral depth. “Joy,” David Brooks writes, “is a byproduct experienced by people who are aiming for something else. But it comes.” Praise for The Road to Character “A hyper-readable, lucid, often richly detailed human story.”—The New York Times Book Review “David Brooks—the New York Times columnist and PBS commentator whose measured calm gives punditry a good name—offers the building blocks of a meaningful life.”—Washingtonian “This profound and eloquent book is written with moral urgency and philosophical elegance.”—Andrew Solomon, author of Far from the Tree and The Noonday Demon “The voice of the book is calm, fair and humane. The highlight of the material is the quality of the author’s moral and spiritual judgments.”—The Washington Post “A powerful, haunting book that works its way beneath your skin.”—The Guardian (U.K.) “This learned and engaging book brims with pleasures.”—Newsday “Original and eye-opening . . . At his best, Brooks is a normative version of Malcolm Gladwell, culling from a wide array of scientists and thinkers to weave an idea bigger than the sum of its parts.”—USA Today “There is something affecting in the diligence with which Brooks seeks a cure for his self-diagnosed shallowness by plumbing the depths of others.”—Rebecca Mead, The New Yorker From the Hardcover edition.

The Values & Virtues Book

It's a God Thing!
Author: Nancy N. Rue,Lyn Boyer
Publisher: Zondervan
ISBN: 0310702577
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 105
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Provides advice for young girls about how to lead a life of integrity and honesty while adhering closely to the Bible's words.