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Courage : eight portraits

Author: Gordon Brown
Publisher: London ; New York : Bloomsbury, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Examining the lives of people who have shown great physical and moral courage, including Nelson Mandela, Aum Sang Suu Kyi and Edith Cavell, this book reveals the common threads that emerge amongst those who show the greatest courage, but also some surprising differences.
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Named Person: Edith Cavell; Dietrich Bonhoeffer; Raoul Wallenberg; Martin Luther King, Jr.; Robert F Kennedy; Nelson Mandela; Cicely M Saunders; Aung San Suu Kyi
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gordon Brown
ISBN: 0747565325 9780747565321
OCLC Number: 51623312
Description: x, 274 pages, [8] pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Responsibility: Gordon Brown.

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What is it that makes some men and women take difficult decisions and do the right thing against the odds when easier and far less dangerous alternatives are open to them? Why is it that some people  Read more...

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'This approach is refreshing and is honoured in the biographical essays, which are readable and intelligent ... That on Bonhoeffer is excellent' Simon Jenkins, Sunday Times 'very moving and Read more...

 
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