I am a big fan of William Bennett, and his writing. I think that "Book of Man" is a good book to give to a young man or even a grown man. I decided to read this just out of sheer curiousity, and love for Mr. Bennett's work. This book is a delightful compilation of stories of men of distinction from all walks of life throughout history - warriors, writers, philosophers, and leaders. Bennett selected the cream of the crop for this compilation, from the likes of Ronald Reagan to William the Conquerer. These stories cover a broad range of topics such as play and sports, war, work, prayer, and women. The book is broken up into sections for each topic, and within each topic is a broad range of stories and biographical profiles befitting of each subject. The stories are inspiration, uplifting, and motivating. The people that Bennett chooses to profile are all role models in one way or another for young men, and I think this book would make a great gift for an adolescent, or even high school or college graduate. It combines the great men throughout history, and challenges a young man to live up to a standard. I would give this book 5/5.
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