In keeping with the keen historical insights of his first book, In Search of the Great White God, where he probes origins of his childhood religion, Anthony T. Cluff once again reaches back in time to tell stories here of thirty-two boys and men and their journey to manhood. While each story is unique, Cluff says that the common theme in all is the uncertainty of the journey once it has begun. The outcome can never be foreseen. One young boy’s journey ends almost before it begins, another’s at the doorstep to manhood, while another man’s journey has gone on for centuries. In the telling of these stories, Cluff creates a new awareness of the long and unbroken chain that links all of us living today with the boys and men who overcame the challenges of life’s journey in the past. Then, as now, the journeys are about courage, heroism, tragedy, defeat, setbacks, and opportunity. There is something here for everyone in these stories, Cluff says, but these stories will have special meaning for young men who are now on their own unique journeys to becoming a man.