Profiles in audacity : great decisions and how they were made / Alan Axelrod
http://www.loc.gov/catdir/enhancements/fy0709/2007270616-d.html - Publisher description
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|Greenwood PL - Greenwood||920.02 AXE (Text)||36626102553377||Adult Nonfiction||Available||-|
|Hamilton North PL - Cicero Main Branch||909.c Axelrod (Text)||78294000211359||Adult Non-Fiction||Available||-|
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- ISBN: 1402732821
- Physical Description: x, 309 p. ; 24 cm.
- Publisher: New York : Sterling Pub. Co., c2006.
|Bibliography, etc. Note:|| Includes bibliographical references (p. 294-298) and index.
|Formatted Contents Note:|| The decision in crisis -- The decision to venture -- The decision of conscience -- The decision to risk everything -- The decision to hope.
|Summary, etc.:|| In brief vignettes, historian Axelrod pinpoints and investigates the make-or-break event in the lives and careers of some of history's most significant figures. Axelrod reexamines history by answering the fascinating question of why the people who made history made their choices--and conveys the resonance of those choices today. The 46 profiles range from ancient times to the present day and include Cleopatra's decision to rescue Egypt; Washington's decision to cross the Delaware and win; Gandhi's decision to prevail against the British Empire without bloodshed; Truman's decision to drop the A-bomb and end WW II; Rosa Parks' decision to sit in for civil rights; Boris Yeltsin's decision to embrace a new world order; and Flight 93's decision to take a stand against terror.--From publisher description.
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