You can measure the strength of a man by measuring what it takes to stop him. Thomas Edison always viewed failure as being one step closer to success. The eighteen men whose lives are put on display in Boys of Grit Who Never Gave Up did not let failures stop their pursuit of success and excellence. Learn about the determination needed to invent the phonograph or the persistence required to bring the modern telephone and the automotive assembly line into existence. The Wright Brothers, D. L. Moody, and Louis Pasteur are just a few of the names that will inspire young people to attempt great things and to see failure as a stepping stone to success. 224 pages, hardcover. Written 1783-1927.