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The Compleat Gentleman by Brad Miner

The Compleat Gentleman: The Modern Man’s Guide to Chivalry
Spence, 2004
(256 pages, $27.95, hardcover)

reviewed by Jeff McAlister

Though the term “gentleman” is encountered these days mostly as a label on a public restroom door, Brad Miner aspires to educate the twenty-first-century man in an older, more elevated, more powerful, and more inspiring ideal of life. “There have always been,” observes Miner, a former literary editor at National Review, “two senses of the word itself: the fine man of high birth and the fine man of good character. And the latter has always been the more important.”

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Jeff McAlister is a freelance writer living in Longview, Texas.

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