- Teaching Patriotism in Time of War
- Redefining Heroism for an Information Age
- Ashamed of Our Past: Why Revisionism No Longer Works
- Who Needs Heroes Anyway?
- Peter H. Gibbon, reflects on the idealism and contributions of Horace Mann, who some call the father of American
Dr. Peter H. Gibbon is a writer whose articles and op-eds have appeared in Newsweek, The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, The Chicago Tribune, The Baltimore Sun, The Philadelphia Inquirer, and The Washington Post as well as in a variety of professional journals, such as Teachers College Record and The History Teacher.
He has appeared on a wide range of television and radio shows, including Fox News, The Diane Rehm Show and Morning Edition. He was one of twelve educators from around the country invited to participate in the White House Forum on History, Civics and Service Education.
In his presentations, Dr. Gibbon argues that heroic ideals are fundamental to the enterprise of American liberty and to the very fabric of our nation’s culture. In tracing the evolution of our collective vision of greatness from the age of our founders to today’s celebrity-obsessed media age, he concludes that although our reverence for these ideals may have eroded along the way, we now have a unique opportunity to forge a new understanding of what it means to be a hero, one that will fortify the next generation of American leaders as we engage the challenges that lie ahead.
He gives speeches, seminars and workshops at business and educational conventions; in schools, colleges and churches; and at a variety of institutions.
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“With the nation yearning powerfully for inspiration and leadership, A Call to Heroism could hardly be more timely.”
“Gibbon [reminds] us that real heroes are not celebrities but those whose lives are devoted to the highest ideals of society.”
Books by Peter H. Gibbon, Ph.D.