Thorndike Press

Leadership: In Turbulent Times

  • Doris Kearns Goodwin
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  • ISBN-10: 1432853821
  • ISBN-13: 9781432853822
  • DDC: 973.09
  • Shipping Weight: 2.30 lbs ( 1.04 kgs)
  • 922 Pages | Hardcover
  • Published/Released September 2018
  • Simultaneous Publications

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A New York Times Bestseller

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.

Leadership tells the story of how 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. 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. Does the leader make the times or do the times make the leader?

Reviews

Customer Reviews

“[An] expert, extremely relevant study.”

— Booklist

“Goodwin’s volume deserves much praise - it is insightful, readable, compelling even - but the strongest compliment might be this: Her book arrives just in time.”

— The Boston Globe

“After five decades of magisterial output, matching Pulitzer Prize-winning quality with best-selling appeal, Doris Kearns Goodwin leads the league of presidential historians. Insight is her imprint . . . Elegantly, she gathers the deeply researched strands of her big books to focus on the formative qualities of her White House heroes . . . The result is a fascinating study in contrasts, beautifully structured, as Goodwin alternates case studies of each president to examine the youthful roots of their ambition, their growth amid adversity, and their ultimate challenges.”

— USA Today