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Forged in crisis : the making of five courageous leaders

Author: Nancy F Koehn
Publisher: New York, NY : Scribner, 2018.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : First Scribner trade paperback editionView all editions and formats
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Presents a portrait of five extraordinary figures--Ernest Shackleton, Abraham Lincoln, Frederick Douglass, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, and Rachel Carson--to illuminate how great leaders are made in times of adversity and the diverse skills they summon in order to prevail.
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Genre/Form: Biographies
History
Named Person: Ernest Henry Shackleton, Sir; Abraham Lincoln; Frederick Douglass; Dietrich Bonhoeffer; Rachel Carson; Dietrich Bonhoeffer; Rachel Carson; Frederick Douglass; Abraham Lincoln; Ernest Henry Shackleton, Sir
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Nancy F Koehn
ISBN: 1501174452 9781501174452
OCLC Number: 1039612776
Notes: Originally published : 2017.
Description: vii, 517 pages, 12 unnumbered pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction: The call of history --
Bring the team home alive: Ernest Shackleton's challenge --
Save and transform the nation: Abraham Lincoln's challenge --
End slavery forever: Frederick Douglass's challenge --
Resist Nazi evil: Dietrich Bonhoeffer's challenge --
Protect the Earth and its creatures: Rachel Carson's challenge --
Conclusion: The power of courageous leadership.
Responsibility: Nancy Koehn.

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Presents a portrait of five extraordinary figures--Ernest Shackleton, Abraham Lincoln, Frederick Douglass, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, and Rachel Carson--to illuminate how great leaders are made in times of adversity and the diverse skills they summon in order to prevail.

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