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Leadership in turbulent times

Summary: Are leaders born or made? Where does ambition come from? How does adversity affect the growth of leadership? Does the leader make the times or do the times make the leader? Historian 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. 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. No common pattern describes the trajectory of leadership. Although set apart in background, abilities, and temperament, these men shared a fierce ambition and a deep-seated resilience that enabled them to surmount uncommon hardships. 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.

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  • ISBN: 9781476795928
  • ISBN: 1476795924
  • ISBN: 9781476795942
  • ISBN: 9781476795935
  • ISBN: 1476795932
  • Physical Description: print
    xvi, 473 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Simon & Schuster, 2018.
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    • Most Copies: 4 / 5.0

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages [371]-447) and index.
Formatted Contents Note: Part 1. Ambition and the recognition of leadership -- Abraham: "Every man is said to have his peculiar ambition" -- Theodore: "I rose like a rocket" -- Franklin: "No, call me Franklin" -- Lyndon: "A steam engine in pants" -- Part 2. Adversity and growth -- Abraham Lincoln: "I must die or be better" -- Theodore Roosevelt: "The light has gone out of my life" -- Franklin Roosevelt: "Above all, try something" -- Lyndon Johnson: "The most miserable period of my life" -- Part 3. The leader and the times: how they led -- Transformational leadership: Lincoln and the Emancipation Proclamation -- Crisis management: Theodore Roosevelt and the Coal Strike -- Turnaround leadership: Franklin Roosevelt and the Hundred Days -- Visionary leadership: Lyndon Johnson and Civil Rights -- Epilogue: Of death and remembrance.
Subject: Lincoln, Abraham 1809-1865
Roosevelt, Theodore 1858-1919
Roosevelt, Franklin D. (Franklin Delano) 1882-1945
Johnson, Lyndon B. (Lyndon Baines) 1908-1973
Johnson, Lyndon B. (Lyndon Baines) 1908-1973
Lincoln, Abraham 1809-1865
Roosevelt, Franklin D. (Franklin Delano) 1882-1945
Roosevelt, Theodore 1858-1919
Roosevelt, Theodore 1858-1919
Johnson, Lyndon B. (Lyndon Baines) 1908-1973
Roosevelt, Franklin D (Franklin Delano) 1882-1945
Lincoln, Abraham 1809-1865
Presidents United States
Political leadership United States Case studies
Character Case studies
United States Politics and government Case studies
Crisis management United States Case studies
Political culture United States History
United States Politics and government Case studies
POLITICAL SCIENCE Political Process Leadership
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY Presidents & Heads of State
Character
Crisis management
Political culture
Political leadership
Politics and government
Presidents
United States
Character Case studies
Presidential leadership
Genre: Case studies.
History.
Case studies.

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