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Historic Boys Their Endeavours, Their Achievements, and Their Times   By: (1846-1902)

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Historic Boys: Their Endeavors, Their Achievements, and Their Times by Elbridge Streeter Brooks offers readers an insightful exploration into the extraordinary lives and remarkable accomplishments of some of history's most influential boys. Through a collection of captivating biographies, Brooks takes us on a journey across time, showcasing the often overlooked contributions made by these young individuals.

One of the most significant strengths of this book is its ability to shed light on the lesser-known stories of these remarkable boys. From farm boys turned patriots in the American Revolution to child prodigies making groundbreaking discoveries in different fields, we are introduced to a diverse group of historical figures who defied societal expectations and demonstrated incredible resilience and determination.

Brooks effortlessly blends storytelling with historical facts, making the narratives engaging and accessible to readers of all ages. By employing vivid descriptions and a conversational tone, he captures the essence of each boy's personality and showcases their unique circumstances. This approach allows readers to connect with these young heroes on a personal level, making their achievements and struggles all the more inspiring.

Moreover, the author highlights the significant societal changes that occurred during each boy's era, thereby giving us valuable insight into the broader historical context. From the Industrial Revolution to the Civil Rights Movement, these boys were witnesses to momentous shifts in history, and their stories provide a fresh perspective on the times in which they lived.

Additionally, the inclusion of illustrations and photographs throughout the book enhances the reading experience. These visual aids not only help readers visualize the boys and their surroundings but also serve as a valuable complement to the text.

However, it is worth noting that the book focuses primarily on the lives of boys from Western societies, with relatively less emphasis on boys from other parts of the world. While this might be a limitation, the stories shared are nonetheless compelling and leave readers eager to learn more about the achievements of boys from diverse backgrounds.

Overall, Historic Boys: Their Endeavors, Their Achievements, and Their Times is a captivating and well-researched book that breathes life into the often neglected stories of extraordinary young individuals. It is a testament to the power of individual determination, resilience, and the profound impact that young minds can have on the world. Brooks' storytelling prowess and meticulous attention to detail make this book a valuable addition to any history enthusiast's collection.

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HISTORIC BOYS

Their Endeavours, Their Achievements, and Their Times.

by

E. S. BROOKS.

Illustrated by R. B. Birch and John Schönberg.

[Illustration: MARCUS ANNIUS VERUS,

AFTERWARD THE EMPEROR MARCUS AURELIUS ANTONINUS.

( From a bust in the Capitoline Museum. )]

[Illustration]

London: Blackie & Son, 49 & 50 Old Bailey, E.C. Glasgow, Edinburgh, and Dublin. 1886.

[Illustration]

PREFACE.

The world's historic boys and girls have been many. In every age and clime may be found notable examples of young people who, even before they reached manhood or womanhood, have for good or evil left their impress on their time.

From these the author of this volume has selected the careers of a dozen young fellows of different lands and epochs, who, even had they not lived out their "teens," could have rightly claimed a place in the world's annals as Historic Boys. They are such also as show that, from the earliest ages, manliness and self reliance have ever been the chief groundwork of character, and that in this respect the boy of the nineteenth century in no way differs from his brother of the second or the ninth. To bravely front danger, difficulty, or death, if need be, for principle or right, is as commendable and as heroic in the boy brought up amid the surging and restless life of London to day, as in the lads who trod the narrow streets of Jerusalem, or Rouen, of Florence, or old Rome centuries ago... Continue reading book >>




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