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Profiles in leadership : historians on the elusive quality of greatness

Author: Walter Isaacson
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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A collection of essays reflecting on the enduring ingredients of leadership.
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Genre/Form: Case studies
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Walter Isaacson
ISBN: 9780393076554 0393076555
OCLC Number: 601098335
Description: 331 p. : ill., ports. ; 25 cm.
Contents: Introduction / Walter Isaacson --
George Washington, the general / Thomas Fleming --
Charles Finney, prophet of social reform / Frances FitzGerald --
President Ulysses S. Grant and the battle for equality / Sean Wilentz --
J. Pierpont Morgan : he knew he was right / Jean Strouse --
Chief Joseph and the challenge of Indian leadership / Elliott West --
When presidents become weak / Robert Dallek --
The phenomenon of W. E. B. DuBois / Annette Gordon-Reed --
Mr. McGraw / Kevin Baker --
Hoover and Roosevelt : two approaches to leadership / Alan Brinkley --
The qualities of leadership : Dwight D. Eisenhower as warrior and president / David M. Kennedy --
The implausible Wendell Willkie : leadership ahead of its time / David Levering Lewis --
"Am I a 'screwball', or am I a pioneer?" : Pauli Murray's Civil Rights movement / Glenda Gilmore --
Robert Kennedy, the empathetic leader / Evan Thomas.
Responsibility: edited by Walter Isaacson.

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The best historians in the land consider examples of great leadership, well known and surprising, from Washington to Willkie and more.  Read more...

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