Legacy of Honor

Legacy of Honor

The Values and Influence of America's Eagle Scouts

Book - 2009
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Documents the important contributions of famous men who once served as Eagle Scouts, citing the examples of such figures as Michael Bloomberg, Ross Perot, and Jim Lovell while tracing how history has been shaped by former scouts from all walks of life. Reprint. 25,000 first printing.

McMillan Palgrave

Over the past century, America's Eagle Scouts have earned a reputation for service, virtue, and leadership that is recognized throughout the world. But few people realize the full extent to which Eagle Scouts have made a mark on American history. They have served as astronauts, soldiers, politicians, and businessmen, but they have also been the fathers, brothers, Scoutmasters, coaches, and other role models who have played an integral part in American life.

Alvin Townley set out across the country to hear the stories of these Eagle Scouts. He spoke with individuals from every region, of every age and every background, some of whom have risen to fame as public figures while others have left a lasting impact outside of the spotlight.

The Eagle Scouts who share their experiences include Bill Gates, Sr., Bill Bradley, J. W. Marriott, Jr., Ross Perot, Michael Bloomberg, Richard Lugar, Michael Dukakis, Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer, Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson, coach Chan Gailey, and Capt. Jim Lovell of Apollo 13. The book also explores the virtues of a Tuskegee Airman, a Vietnam War POW, a September 11 NYPD hero, a crew of Hurricane Katrina relief workers, and a host of others from every walk of life.

During his journey, Alvin discovered stories of character, courage, and inspiration that belong not only to Eagle Scouts but to all Americans. These stories form the heart of Legacy of Honor and offer us a chance to appreciate the profound impact that Eagle Scouts have had on American history and the lasting role they will play in our country's future.



Publisher: New York : Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin's Griffin, 2009
Edition: First St. Martin's Griffin edition
Copyright Date: ©2007
ISBN: 9780312539337
0312539339
Branch Call Number: 369.4309 TOWNL
Characteristics: 304 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm

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