The Red Book of Heroes

by Andrew Lang

This book by Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Lang tells twelve hero stories from various periods of history. The eclectic collection includes the contemporary Victorian heroes Florence Nightingale, Henry Havelock, and Charles Gordon, but also draws on heroes from other times and civilizations. The book is beautifully illustrated and provides a detailed life story of Father Damien, Hannibal, the Marquis of Montrose, Saint Thomas More, Theodosius, and many others.


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