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The Mystery of Courage

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PAPERBACK

$34.00 • £27.95 • €30.50

ISBN 9780674008267

Publication Date: 04/30/2002

Academic Trade

360 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

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  • Preface
  • 1. Introduction: The Good Coward
  • 2. Aristodemus, or Cowardice Redeemed
  • 3. Tim O’Brien and Laches
  • 4. Courageous Disposition
  • 5. Courage and Scarcity
  • 6. “I Have a Wife and Pigs”
  • 7. Shoot the Stragglers and the Problem of Retreat
  • 8. Offense, Defense, and Rescue
  • 9. Man the Chicken
  • 10. Praised Be Rashness
  • 11. Stupidity, Skill, and Shame
  • 12. The Shape and Style of Courage
  • 13. The Emotional Terrain: Fear, Hope, Despair
  • 14. The Emotional Terrain: Disgust, Anger, Relief
  • 15. Courage and Chastity
  • 16. Moral Courage and Civility
  • 17. Fixing to Die: A Valediction
  • 18. Concluding Postscript
  • Notes
  • Bibliography
  • Index

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