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Publisher Description

The New York Times bestselling book about the early development, growth, and exercise of leadership from Pulitzer Prize-winning author Doris Kearns Goodwin “should help us raise our expectations of our national leaders, our country, and ourselves” (The Washington Post).

“After five decades of magisterial output, Doris Kearns Goodwin leads the league of presidential historians” (USA TODAY). In her “inspiring” (The Christian Science Monitor) Leadership, Doris Kearns Goodwin draws upon the four presidents she has studied most closely—Abraham Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt, Franklin D. Roosevelt, and Lyndon B. Johnson (in civil rights)—to show how they recognized leadership qualities within themselves and were recognized as leaders by others. By looking back to their first entries into public life, we encounter them at a time when their paths were filled with confusion, fear, and hope.

Leadership tells the story of how they all collided with dramatic reversals that disrupted their lives and threatened to shatter forever their ambitions. Nonetheless, they all emerged fitted to confront the contours and dilemmas of their times. At their best, all four were guided by a sense of moral purpose. At moments of great challenge, they were able to summon their talents to enlarge the opportunities and lives of others. Does the leader make the times or do the times make the leader?

“If ever our nation needed a short course on presidential leadership, it is now” (The Seattle Times). This seminal work provides an accessible and essential road map for aspiring and established leaders in every field. In today’s polarized world, these stories of authentic leadership in times of apprehension and fracture take on a singular urgency. “Goodwin’s volume deserves much praise—it is insightful, readable, compelling: Her book arrives just in time” (The Boston Globe).

GENRE
History
RELEASED
2018
September 18
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
496
Pages
PUBLISHER
Simon & Schuster
SELLER
SIMON AND SCHUSTER DIGITAL SALES INC
SIZE
10.9
MB

Customer Reviews

spi1973 ,

Very impactful!

As a leader, I gain great strength learning how these leaders navigates difficult situations. Leadership is dangerous but it is necessary to make the changes need to create out of our uncertain world new hope and possibilities. Thank you for writing this book and leaving us tools for our own leadership.

appleguy747 ,

A Must Read

Seriously one of the best books I’ve ever read. I loved seeing our Presidents through the eyes of leadership, more than just what they did. She not only knows these Presidents incredibly well and writes expertly, but she makes you think about leadership long after you’ve read her work. She’s my new favorite author.

WynnIII ,

Leadership

One of the best books on history and leadership I have read in a long time. Just bought additional copies to give to each Executive Director of all boards with which I am involved. A thoroughly enjoyable and memorable read.

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