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  • The Compleat Gentleman

  • The Modern Man's Guide to Chivalry
  • By: Brad Miner
  • Narrated by: Christopher Lane
  • Length: 8 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 83
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 43
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 42

At a time of astonishing confusion about what it means to be a man, Brad Miner has recovered the oldest and best ideal of manhood: the gentleman. Reviving a thousand-year tradition of chivalry, honor, and heroism, The Compleat Gentleman provides the essential model for 21st-century masculinity.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good argument (with a single near-fatal flaw)

  • By Eric on 06-29-05

Not what I expected, either

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-12-05

This is a book that all liberals need to read. It provides an infusion of strength and purpose. The author is certainly not a hippie, but neither is he neo-conservative. He doesn't glorify violence, but he does preach conviction and dedication, and he acknowledges that as long as there are things worth fighting for, you'd better be prepared to fight. There's a big difference between standing up for what's right and just waxing philosophic about "the way things ought to be", and we liberals have largely forgotten that. This book is a much-needed wakeup call.

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