Charles G. Leland The Man & the Myth Journalist, Adventurer, Folklorist
Author: Gary R. Varner
Taking readers through the life of a great man, Gary R. Varner examines the life, ideals, and beliefs of Charles G. Leland. Charles Leland lived as many during those times, both seeing war and slavery. Enchanted by people outside of his social box, quickly this great storyteller brings his life to pages. Leland, a scholar in his own right, is credited as the creator of the Industrial Arts program within the American school system.
Charles Leland was a man with many sides. This book does give the reader a view at this great man both from his own words and from what has been recorded through time. Charles’ charm and humor often shine through. Varner does a great job combining the words of a grand storyteller with facts to create a solid piece of work.
Overall, this is a great read! With the exception of needing to flip pages to find a few needed answers, it was well presented. Great Job!