In Search of Heroes?
Try Our New Podcast!
One of the things we emphasize with our sons is the need to follow real heroes, not fanciful or dubious characters. History is full of great examples, and an interesting source is the book Hero Tales From American History, written by Theodore Roosevelt and Henry Cabot Lodge. These short stories published in 1895 are lively, interesting accounts that illustrate integrity, courage, persistence, and other great “manly virtues.”
We’re launching our new feature, the Raising Real Men Podcast, with weekly installments from this nifty old book, recorded as Hal reads them to our children. The first episode is the account of Lt. Stephen Decatur’s mission to destroy the captured USS Philadelphia, an action the British Admiral Lord Nelson called “the most bold and daring act of the age.” You can listen here!