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Fictional leaders : heroes, villains and absent friends

Author: Jonathan Gosling; Peter Villiers
Publisher: New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2013.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Why do we find some of the characters of fiction so engrossing? Why do we identify with them and their dilemmas, and why do they remain in our minds long after we have finished the book in question? Literature and its imaginary leaders have very much more to offer us than a 'good read'. Fictional Leaders contains in-depth studies of leadership, as described, admired and sometimes excoriated by some of the world's
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Fictional leaders.
New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2013
(DLC) 2012034820
(OCoLC)823036663
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jonathan Gosling; Peter Villiers
ISBN: 9781137272751 1137272759
OCLC Number: 825549935
Description: 1 online resource (261 pages)
Contents: Notes on Contributors --
Introduction --
Xenophon and the Pursuit of Willing Obedience by Cyrus the Great; L. Mitchell --
Sharing the Secret --
Joseph Conrad on Leadership at Sea; P. Villiers --
The Isolation of the Spirit --
Captain Horatio Hornblower RN; S. Jones --
Leadership and Monomania: Herman Melville's Moby Dick; B. Sievers --
Nevil Shute --
'Pastoral'; D. Weir --
'Things for fall apart' --
Chinua Achebe; J. Gosling --
Leadership and Improvisation --
'A Bell for Adano' by John Hersey; N. Provizer --
The Silhouette of Leadership --
James Bond and Miss Moneypenny; B. Hawkins --
'A Wild Sheep Chase' --
Haruki Murakami; C. Land, M. Sliwa & S. Spoelstra --
Leadership and Expectation --
Thomas Pynchon; P. Pelzer & P. Case --
Leadership --
'The Madness of the Day' by Maurice Blanchot; H. Letiche & J-L. Moriceau --
Leadership and Dharma: The Indian Epics 'Ramayana' and 'Mahabharata' and Their Significance for Leadership Today; H. Verma --
The Leader as Poet: Tennyson, Whitman and Dickinson; B. Mossberg --
Leadership and Tradition: Rabindranath Tagore S. Kumar --
Leadership and Acceptability: Plato and the Odium of Truth; N. Harter --
Ten Great Works for Leadership Development; R. Adlam --
Index.
Responsibility: [edited by] Jonathan Gosling, Peter Villiers.

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