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Profiles in Leadership: Historians on the Elusive Quality of Greatness
Edited by Walter Isaacson

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Format: Hardcover, 331pp.
ISBN: 9780393076554
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Pub. Date: October 18, 2010

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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. What made FDR a more successful leader during the Depression crisis than Hoover? Why was Eisenhower more effective as supreme commander during World War II than he was as president? Why was Grant one of the best presidents of his day, if not in all of American history? What drove Bobby Kennedy into the scrum of electoral politics? Who was Pauli Murray and why was she one of the most decisive figures in the movement for civil rights?

Find the surprising and revelatory answers to these questions and more in this collection of new essays by great historians, including Sean Wilentz, Alan Brinkley, Annette Gordon-Reed, Jean Strouse, Robert Dallek, Frances FitzGerald, and others. Entertaining and insightful individually, taken together the essays represent a valuable set of reflections on the enduring ingredients of leadership—the focus of an introduction by Walter Isaacson.

This book is a treat for lovers of fine history. 13 black-and-white illustrations

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Walter Isaacson lives in Washington, DC, where he is the president and CEO of the Aspen Institute. He is the author of acclaimed, best-selling biographies of Albert Einstein, Benjamin Franklin, and Henry Kissinger.

Table of Contents

Introduction Walter Isaacson
1George Washington: The General Thomas Fleming
2Charles Finney: Prophet of Social Reform Frances Fitzgerald
3President Ulysses S. Grant: The Battle for Equality Sean Wilentz
4J Pierpont Morgan: He Knew He Was Right Jean Strouse
5Joseph Chief of the Nez Perce Indians Elliott West
6When Presidents Become Weak Robert Dallek
7The Phenomenon: W.E.B. Dubois Annette Gordon-Reed
8Mr. Mcgraw Kevin Baker
9Hoover and Roosevelt: Two Approaches in Leadership Alan Brinkley
10The Qualities of Leadership: Dwight D. Eisenhower as Warrior and President David M. Kennedy
11The Implausible Wendell Wilkie: Leadership Ahead of its Time David Levering Lewis
12"Am I a 'Screw Ball' or Am I a Pioneer?": Pauli Murray's Civil Rights Movement Glenda Gilmore
13Robert Kennedy: The Empathetic Leader Evan Thomas
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