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  • Published: 20 August 2019
  • ISBN: 9780241300725
  • Imprint: Penguin General UK
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 496
  • RRP: $22.99

Leadership

Lessons from the Presidents Abraham Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt, Franklin D. Roosevelt and Lyndon B. Johnson for Turbulent Times




From a lifetime of study and inside knowledge: what the great American presidents reveal about leadership

Doris Kearns Goodwin's magnum opus tackles the big leadership questions: are leaders born or made? Do the times make the leader or does the leader make the times?

In Leadership Goodwin draws upon four of the presidents she has studied - Abraham Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt, Franklin D. Roosevelt and Lyndon B. Johnson - to show how they first recognized leadership qualities within themselves, and were recognized as leaders by others. By looking back to their first entry into public life, when their paths were filled with confusion, hope, and fear, we can share their struggles and follow their development into leaders.

This seminal work provides a road-map for aspiring and established leaders. In today's polarized world, these stories of authentic leadership in times of fracture and fear take on a singular urgency.

  • Published: 20 August 2019
  • ISBN: 9780241300725
  • Imprint: Penguin General UK
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 496
  • RRP: $22.99

About the author

Doris Kearns Goodwin

Doris Kearns Goodwin won the Pulitzer Prize in history for No Ordinary Time. She is also the author of the bestselling Wait till Next Year, The Fitzgeralds and the Kennedys, and Lyndon Johnson and the American Dream. She lives in Concord, Massachusetts, with her husband Richard Goodwin.

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Praise for Leadership

A marvelous banquet with four great presidents who provide lessons for all

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A masterwork on how good leaders become great leaders

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