On the occasion of the Hungarian October 1956 revolution, Egou Larson conceived of this anthology, dedicated to the lives of men who willingly risked death in order to preserve freedom in one of its manifest forms. Among the subjects of his biographical sketches are names, some of which are familiar -- william Penn, Lafayette, Bolivar, Sun Yat-Sen, and Ghandi -- some of whom, while obscure, at one crucial instant achieved stature, and forgetting personal safety, struck out for liberty. Some survived. Others, like the Italian- Israeli patriot, Enzo Sereni, paid dearly for the belief that, ""Man is free to act; but he must act to be free"". Egon Larson writes factually, allowing the lives of his characters to speak for themselves in the eloquent language of their own dedicated actions. Despite a somewhat dull format, Men Who Fought For Freedom provides an excellent supplement for high school students of history.