|Groundbreaking guys : 40 men who became great by doing good|
Author: Peters, Stephanie True
A book of biographies highlighting the inspiring and innovative qualities of forty very different men throughout history.
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Booklist - 06/01/2019 This inspirational collective biography introduces men who have had a positive impact while still being “good” people. Each of the 40 receives a single page of direct yet enjoyable prose telling his story. Headed by inspirational quotes (cited in source notes), the entries are placed opposite a full-page, stylized, and colorful portrait set against a background representing the subject’s achievements. Entries are arranged chronologically by birth, from John Stuart Mill in 1806 to Kendrick Lamar in 1987. It’s an interesting and diverse array that includes Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis, transgender activist Kylar W. Broadus, artist and teacher N. Scott Momaday, Nobel Laureate Muhammad Yunus, author Walter Dean Myers, philanthropist Carlos Slim Helú, “master storyteller” Hayao Miyazaki, sexual assault survivor Terry Crews, Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda, and childhood icon Fred Rogers. Peters acknowledges up front that “it has been easier for some men to have power,” noting that those included here “changed the rules about what a man could be.” In their company, readers will meet many heroes here for the first time. - Copyright 2019 Booklist.