Profiles in Leadership Historians on the Elusive Quality of Greatness

ISBN-10: 0393340767
ISBN-13: 9780393340761
Edition: 2011
Authors: Walter Isaacson
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List price: $17.95
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company, Incorporated
Publication date: 10/17/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 336
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.594
Language: English

Walter Isaacson was born on May 20, 1952 in New Orleans, Louisiana. He received a B. A. in history and literature from Harvard College. He then attended the University of Oxford, where he was a Rhodes Scholar at Pembroke College and read philosophy, politics, and economics. He began his career in journalism at The Sunday Times of London and then the New Orleans Times-Picayune/States-Item. He joined TIME in 1978 and served as a political correspondent, national editor and editor of new media before becoming the magazine's editor in 1996. He became Chairman and CEO of CNN in 2001, and then president and CEO of the Aspen Institute in 2003. He has written numerous books including American Sketches, Einstein: His Life and Universe, Benjamin Franklin: An American Life, Kissinger: A Biography, Steve Jobs, and The Innovators: How a Group of Hackers, Geniuses, and Geeks Created the Digital Revolution. He is the co-author, with Evan Thomas, of The Wise Men: Six Friends and the World They Made.

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George Washington: The General
Charles Finney: Prophet of Social Reform
President Ulssses S. Grant And The Battle For Equality
J. Pierpont Morgan: He Knew He Was Right
Chief Joseph And The Challenge Of Indian Leadership
When Presidents Become Weak
The Phenomen: W. E. B. DuBOIS
MR. Mcgraw
Hoover And Roosevelt: Two Approaches to Leadership
The Qualities Of Leadership: Dwight D. Eisenhower as Warrior and President
The Implausible Wendell Willkie: Leadership Ahead of Its Time
"Am I a 'Screwball,' Or Ami a Pioneer?": Pauli Murray's Civil Rights Movement
Robert Kennedy: The Empathetic Leader
FURTHER READING
The Contributors
Index

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