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Four Percent: The Extraordinary Story of Exceptional American Youth (2nd Edition)

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Filled with even more vivid and historic anecdotes, compelling profiles, and surprising facts, Michael S. Malone has brought to this expanded edition the insider experience of being an Eagle Scout himself, and the objectivity of a career journalist, to produce the best book ever about America’s Eagles and even about Boy Scouting itself. This is still one of the most complete histories of the Boy Scouts of America ever written and the first to focus on Eagle Scouts.
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Filled with even more vivid and historic anecdotes, compelling profiles, and surprising facts, Michael S. Malone has brought to this expanded edition the insider experience of being an Eagle Scout himself, and the objectivity of a career journalist, to produce the best book ever about America’s Eagles and even about Boy Scouting itself. This is still one of the most complete histories of the Boy Scouts of America ever written and the first to focus on Eagle Scouts.

Award-winning author, veteran journalist, and recipient of the Distinguished Eagle Scout Award, Michael S. Malone brings a story that for too long has been wrapped in myth and prejudice, uncovering one of the most important movements in American history.

Four Percent is more than just a history of the Eagle Scout rank, but also the story of many Eagles, including a President of the United States, dozens of astronauts, Medal of Honor recipients, Nobel-prize-winning scientists, authors, movie stars, titans of industry, senators, congressmen, governors, civil rights leaders, and community activists who have transformed the face of America over the last century.

One of the major contributions of this book is that the community service project requirement for the Eagle rank has resulted in the greatest youth service initiative in history: more than 100 million hours devoted to improving the nation’s communities and neighborhoods.

The original edition has received the following literary recognitions and awards: 2013 WINNER International Book Awards (Best U.S. History); 2013 WINNER National Indie Excellence Awards (Best Historical Biography); 2013 FINALIST National Indie Excellence Awards (History); 2012 WINNER USA Book News’ Best Non-Fiction eBook.