Profiles in Leadership: Historians on the Elusive Quality of Greatness

Profiles in Leadership: Historians on the Elusive Quality of Greatness

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by Walter Isaacson
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0393340767

ISBN-13: 9780393340761

Pub. Date: 10/17/2011

Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.

“Though we cannot learn leadership, we can learn from leaders, which is why this volume is so engaging and valuable.”—Boston Globe
What made FDR a more successful leader during the Depression crisis than Hoover? Why was Eisenhower more effective as supreme commander at war than he was as president? Who was Pauli Murray and why was she a pivotal

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“Though we cannot learn leadership, we can learn from leaders, which is why this volume is so engaging and valuable.”—Boston Globe
What made FDR a more successful leader during the Depression crisis than Hoover? Why was Eisenhower more effective as supreme commander at war than he was as president? Who was Pauli Murray and why was she a pivotal figure in the civil rights movement?
Find the answers to these questions and more in essays by great historians including Sean Wilentz, Alan Brinkley, Annette Gordon-Reed, Jean Strouse, Frances FitzGerald, and others. Entertaining and insightful individually, taken together the essays address the enduring ingredients of leadership, the focus of an introduction by Walter Isaacson.

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ISBN-13:
9780393340761
Publisher:
Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date:
10/17/2011
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
331
Sales rank:
419,472
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.90(d)

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