"Man's Courage tells the grim and heartbreaking story of what happens to a man when he realizes that his strength is worthless and useless in a world which puts no value on it. . . In painting the picture of Adam Wolak, caught and mangled in the cogs of insecurity and petty officialdom, Mr. Vogel tells the story of millions who have tasted the bitterness of public humiliation and exposure."—The New York Times Book Review
Once described by a student as "the writer who disappeared," Joseph Vogel taught narrative and expository writing at Ohio State University. The author of At Madame Bonnard's (1935), The Straw Hat (1940), and numerous short stories, he is retired and lives in Ohio.