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Boys' Book of Famous Soldiers

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These 12 stories give a personal portrait of twelve famous soldiers from the past two centuries. Each story explores the early life of the solder —to trace his career up from boyhood through the formative years. Such data serves to explain the great soldier of later years. Summary compiled from the preface of the book. (Summary by philchenevert)

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BOYS' BOOK

OF

FAMOUS SOLDIERS

BY

J. WALKER McSPADDEN

THE WORLD PUBLISHING CO.

CLEVELAND, OHIO NEW YORK, N. Y.

Copyright, MCMXIX

by

The World Syndicate Publishing Co.

Printed in the United States of America

PREFACE

So much has been written about the great soldiers of the world, that it is a matter of considerable hardihood to attempt to present another volume on the subject in any sense "new." But the Great War has not only brought to the center of the stage a new group of martial figures it has also intensified and revivified our interest in those of a bygone day. The springs of history rise far back. We can the better appreciate our leaders of today and their problems, by comparing them with the leaders and problems of yesterday. Waterloo takes on a new aspect when viewed from Vimy Ridge.

The present book includes a round dozen of the great soldiers of yesterday and today. The list is about equally divided among British, French, and American leaders, and is confined to the last two centuries... Continue reading book >>


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