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 twenty-first-century masculinity.
Miner's gentleman stands out for his dignity, restraint, and discernment. He rejects the notion that one way of behaving is as good as another. He belongs to an aristocracy of virtue, not wealth or birth. Proposing neither a club nor a movement, Miner describes a lofty code of manly conduct, which, far from threatening democracy, is necessary for its survival. The Compleat Gentleman is filled with examples from the past and the present of the man our increasingly uncivilized age demands.
Written by Brian Wheeler from Garland, TX
on July 19th, 2007
Book Rating: 5/5
I got the book for a quick look at the past and the way men acted. What I learned from the book has caused me to want to be a better man. I find myself looking for other books on this topic to learn more. Thanks for a truely inspirational book!
The founding editor of the American Compass Book Club, Brad Miner is a former literary editor of "National Review" and the author of "The Concise Conservative Encyclopedia" and "The Compleat Gentleman". He lives in Westchester County, New York.