TITLE

Larger than life

AUTHOR(S)
Sudo, P.
PUB. DATE
November 1990
SOURCE
Scholastic Update;11/2/90, Vol. 123 Issue 5, p2
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Presents an overview of the `Scholastic Update' issue on nations and their heroes. How they exemplify a people's values and unite a society; What makes a hero; Historical view of heroes. INSET: Who are your heroes?, by J.E. Hardy..
ACCESSION #
9011191889

 

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