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The author of the book: Conn Iggulden
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Reader ratings: 3.6
Edition: HarperCollins Publishers
Date of issue: May 28th 2009
ISBN: 000726092X
ISBN 13: 9780007260928
Language: English
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 576 KB
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An interesting collection of short biographies of people who lived extraordinary lives or did extraordinary things. Most of the sections were just the right size, neither being too short and omitting too much or too long either. They also provided bibliographies for each section for more indepth reading on the subjects.

My one criticism though is the Brit-centric subjects. The majority of people were from the United Kingdom with some from the United States and almost no one from other countries. All the subjects were worthy of inclusion but I would have to liked to have read more about others I may not have heard of before.


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Ebook The Dangerous Book Of Heroes read Online! Also publishes under author name - C.F. Iggulden.

I was born in the normal way in 1971, and vaguely remember half-pennies and sixpences. I have written for as long as I can remember: poetry, short stories and novels. It’s what I always wanted to do and read English at London University with writing in mind. I taught English for seven years and was Head of English at St. Gregory’s RC High School in London by the end of that period. I have enormous respect for those who still labour at the chalk-face. In truth, I can’t find it in me to miss the grind of paperwork and initiatives. I do miss the camaraderie of the smokers’ room, as well as the lessons where their faces lit up as they understood what I was wittering on about.

My mother is Irish and from an early age she told me history as an exciting series of stories – with dates. My great-grandfather was a Seannachie, so I suppose story-telling is in the genes somewhere. My father flew in Bomber Command in WWII, then taught maths and science. Perhaps crucially, he also loved poetry and cracking good tales. Though it seems a dated idea now, I began teaching when boys were told only girls were good at English, despite the great names that must spring to mind after that statement. My father loved working with wood and equations, but he also recited ‘Vitai Lampada’ with a gleam in his eye and that matters, frankly.

I’ve always loved historical fiction as a genre and cut my teeth on Hornblower and Tai-Pan, Flashman, Sharpe and Jack Aubrey. I still remember the sheer joy of reading my first Patrick O’Brian book and discovering there were nineteen more in the series. I love just about anything by David Gemmell, or Peter F. Hamilton or Wilbur Smith. I suppose the one thing that links all those is the love of a good tale.

That’s about it for the moment. If you’d like to get in touch with me leave a comment in the forum or you can tweet me @Conn_Iggulden. I’ll leave it there for the moment. If you’ve read my books, you know an awful lot about the way I think already. There’s no point overdoing it.

Conn Iggulden



Reviews of the The Dangerous Book Of Heroes


LUKE

A useful book to free yourself from negative emotions and joy.

LOGAN

I recommend it.

EMMA

I recommend it.

LOGAN

A wonderful book, like all the works of this author.

LAYLA

A cozy book that teaches small things, happiness, in detail!




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