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Contents Introduction What is a Hero? 00 1. God¿s Heroes: Deborah, Judith, Samson and David 00 2. Earth-Shakers: Alexander the Great and Julius Caesar 00 3. Feminist Fire and Slaughter: Boudica 00 4. Exemplary Heroes: Henry V and Joan of Arc 00 5. Heroism in the Age of the Axe: St Thomas More, Lady Jane Grey, Mary Queen of Scots, Elizabeth I and Sir Walter Ralegh 00 6. In the Roar of the Cannon¿s Mouth: Washington, Nelson and Wellington 00 7. Tortured Heroism in a Man¿s World: Jane Welch Carlyle and Emily Dickinson 00 8. Two Kinds of Nobility: Lincoln and Lee 00 9. Cerebral Heroism: Ludwig Wittgenstein 00 10. The Heroism of the Hostess: Lady Pamela Berry 00 11. A Generous Hero and a Heroic Monster: Churchill and De Gaulle 00 12. Heroism Behind the Greasepaint: Mae West and Marilyn Monroe 00 13. The Heroic Trinity Who Tamed the Bear: Reagan, Thatcher and John Paul II 00 Epilogue Any Future for Heroism? 00 Notes on Further Reading 00
Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:
Heroes -- Biography.
Women heroes -- Biography.
Leadership -- History.