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Leadership in turbulent times / Doris Kearns Goodwin.

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  • 8 of 10 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Thorndike Press large print popular and narrative nonfiction.
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Carnegie PL of Steuben Co - Angola LP 973.099 GOO (Text) 33118000186398 Adult: Large Print Available -
Eckhart PL - Auburn Plaza LP NF 973.099 GOO (Text) 840191002536483 Auburn Plaza - Large Print Available -
Greentown PL - Greentown 973.099 GOODWIN LARGE PRINT (Text) 75342000087408 Adult Non-Fiction Large Print Available -
Greenwood PL - Greenwood LARGE PRINT 973.099 GOO (Text) 36626103981049 2nd Floor New Adult Available -
Indiana State Library - Indianapolis [20892] ISLM E176.1 .G65 2018b (Text) 00000106885890 Talking Books Large Type Checked out 03/21/2069
Indiana State Library - Indianapolis [20892] ISLM E176.1 .G65 2018b (Text) 00000106885908 Talking Books Large Type Checked out 06/03/2069
Lincoln Heritage PL - Dale Main Library LP 973 GOO (Text) 70743000165375 Adult Non-Fiction Available -
Morgan Co PL - Martinsville Main Library LPE 973.099 GOO (Text) 78551000538688 Large Print Non-fiction Available -
Shelby Co PL - Shelbyville Main Library LP 973.099 GOO (Text) 78731000508410 New NF Available -
Zionsville PL - Hussey-Mayfield Memorial LP 973.099 GOODWIN (Text) 33946003403313 New Large Print . 2nd Floor Available -
  In Memory of: In memory of Dede Commons, 2018

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781432853822
  • ISBN: 1432853821
  • Physical Description: 921 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
  • Edition: Large print edition.
  • Publisher: Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, a Cengage Company, 2018.

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Includes bibliographical references (pages 719-913).
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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. How they led: man and the times -- 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 legacy.
Summary, etc.:
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.
Subject: Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865.
Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919.
Roosevelt, Franklin D. (Franklin Delano), 1882-1945.
Johnson, Lyndon B. (Lyndon Baines), 1908-1973.
Roosevelt, Franklin D. (Franklin Delano), 1882-1945.
Johnson, Lyndon B. (Lyndon Baines), 1908-1973.
Presidents > United States.
Political leadership > United States > Case studies.
Character > Case studies.
United States > Politics and government > Case studies.
Political culture > United States > History.
Large type books.
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS > Leadership.
HISTORY > United States.
Genre: Large type books.
Case studies.

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