"Handbook for Youth in a Muddied Age", comprised of some of Hilgendorf's own writings, but also including passages and quotes from famous people throughout history, was put together to encourage youth in this country, and around the world, to believe in themselves and to believe in their dreams.
The author is making parts of the book available via YouTube videos, where he comments on the lives of various personages and reads quotes from their life and work.
The video highlighted below is about Helen Keller.
Other videos to follow will include short pieces on Eleanor Roosevelt, Leo Tolstoy, Thomas Paine, Henry David Thoreau, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Rudyard Kipling, Harriet Beecher Stowe, and many others.
James Hilgendorf is the author of eight books, the latest being "Handbook for Youth in a Muddied Age". His books cover a wide range of subjects - religion, science, politics, economics, social issues, and the future of America, among others.
His website is found at http://www.jameshilgendorf.org.