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Profiles in Leadership - Historians on the Elusive Quality of Greatness

Walter Isaacson

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 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.
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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.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Nicholas Hormann

Length:

11h 57m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:17


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

01:03


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

06:22


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

07:17


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

06:45


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

06:20


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

07:07


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

07:54


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

08:08


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

06:52


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

06:14


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

05:24


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

06:30


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

07:55


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

07:49


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

08:47


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

05:52


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

07:56


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

06:53


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

07:31


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

06:00


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

08:27


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

08:29


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

08:30


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

07:22


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

07:53


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

06:42


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

08:09


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

06:09


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

07:16


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

08:03


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

07:14


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

05:36


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

04:37


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

08:51


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

06:20


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

05:20


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

06:45


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

07:02


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

08:31


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

07:11


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

07:31


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

06:15


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

06:52


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

05:12


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

07:46


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

06:10


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

06:54


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

08:01


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

08:10


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

07:07


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

05:40


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

06:53


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

05:23


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

04:57


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

08:25


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

04:57


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

04:53


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

05:37


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

06:48


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

07:14


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

05:38


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

07:54


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

06:50


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

05:51


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

06:09


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

07:03


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

07:46


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

04:59


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

06:07


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

07:56


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

08:22


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

07:21


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

07:45


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

07:38


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

04:28


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

05:58


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

03:48


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

07:36


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

07:53


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

08:01


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

07:47


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

06:54


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

07:55


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

06:48


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

06:34


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

05:31


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

05:42


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

05:57


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

07:40


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

07:34


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

07:31


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

07:42


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

07:13


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

07:37


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

06:36


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

05:19


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

05:33


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

07:17


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

08:13


Chapter 101
Chapter 101

08:03


Chapter 102
Chapter 102

07:43


Chapter 103
Chapter 103

08:07


Chapter 104
Chapter 104

08:06


Chapter 105
Chapter 105

06:41


Chapter 106
Chapter 106

02:16