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Profiles in audacity : great decisions and how they were made / Alan Axelrod

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  • 4 of 4 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Cicero Branch 909.c Axelrod (Text) 78294000211359 Adult Non-Fiction Available -
Greenwood Public Library - Greenwood 920.02 AXE (Text) 36626102553377 Adult Nonfiction Available -
Monticello-Union Township Public Library - Monticello NONFICTION 909 AXELROD (Text) 37743001737131 Adult Nonfiction Available -
Shelby County Public Library - Shelby County 153.83 AXE (Text) 78731000419555 Adult Main Available -

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  • ISBN: 1402732821
  • Physical Description: x, 309 p. ; 24 cm.
  • Publisher: New York : Sterling Pub. Co., c2006.

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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.
Subject: Biography.
Men > Biography.
Women > Biography.
World history.
History > Miscellanea.

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