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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (117 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Walter Isaacson, Walter Isaacson Narrator: Nicholas Hormann Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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The best historians in the land consider examples of great leadership, well known and surprising, from Washington to Willkie and more.

What made FDR a more successful leader during the Depression crisis than Hoover? Why was Eisenhower more effective as supreme commander during World War II than he was as president? Why was Grant one of the best presidents of his day, if not in all of American history? What drove Bobby Kennedy into the scrum of electoral politics? Who was Pauli Murray and why was she one of the most decisive figures in the movement for civil rights? 

Find the surprising and revelatory answers to these questions and more in this collection of new essays by great historians, including Sean Wilentz, Alan Brinkley, Annette Gordon-Reed, Jean Strouse, Robert Dallek, Frances FitzGerald, and others. Entertaining and insightful individually, taken together the essays represent a valuable set of reflections on the enduring ingredients of leadership—the focus of an introduction by Walter Isaacson. 

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  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Jon A | 3/13/2013

    " This is not the book I thought it was. I thought it was written by Walter Isaacson. It's many authors. Some stories are good, most average. Or maybe I was just to disappointed to appreciate it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Peter | 6/25/2011

    " Very human and fallible people lead us. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Peter | 2/27/2011

    " Very human and fallible people lead us. "

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