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Profiles in Leadership : Historians on the Elusive Quality of Greatness, Paperback / softback Book

Profiles in Leadership : Historians on the Elusive Quality of Greatness Paperback / softback

Edited by Walter (The Aspen Institute) Isaacson


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.


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 336 pages, 13 black-and-white illustrations
  • Publisher: WW Norton & Co
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Political leaders & leadership
  • ISBN: 9780393340761



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