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In this rich and illuminating book, the Pulitzer Prize-winning, bestselling author Robert Coles creates a portrait of moral leadership--what it is, and how it is achieved--through stories of people who have led and inspired him: Robert Kennedy, Dorothy Day, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Erik Erikson, a Boston bus driver, teachers in college, medical school, and elementary school, among others.

Coles tells how to be a moral leader and shows how the intervention of one person can change the course of history, as well as influence the day-to-day quality of life in our homes, schools, communities, and nation. We need to "hand one another along" in life, says Coles, quoting his friend Walker Percy, and in Lives of Moral Leadership he explores how each of us can be engaged in a continual and mutual life-giving process of personal and national leadership development. Coles discusses how the actions of the American president affect the way people feel about themselves and the country, and-citing the influence of Shakespeare's Henry V on Robert Kennedy, and of Tolstoy's Anna Karenina on his own mother--explains how reading literature can motivate action and growth. The way in which moral leaders emerge today, and for all time, comes vividly to light in this brilliant book by one of America's finest teachers and writers.

About the Author

Robert Coles is a professor of psychiatry and medical humanities at the Harvard Medical School and a research psychiatrist for the Harvard University Health Services. His many books include the Pulitzer Prize-winning five-volume Children of Crisis and the bestselling The Moral Intelligence of Children and The Spiritual Intelligence of Children. He is also the James Agee Professor of Social Ethics at Harvard. He lives in Massachusetts.

Table of Contents

An effective moral leader: remembering Robert Kennedy. — On Robert Kennedy and Shakespeare's Henry V. — Conrad's Typhoon. — Moral intergration: four stories. — Eliciting the assent of the follower: Emerson's Representative men. — Dorothy Day and Peter Maurin in tandem: the moral leader of a moral leader. — Danilo Dolci, community organizer and writer: the leader as a loner. — Handing each other along: moral leadership in everyday life. — Dietrich Bonhoeffer: the will and moral transcendence. — The bond between leaders and followers: Erik Erikson, Gandhi, and Albert Jones, a Boston bus driver. — High and low places: two presidents and American children.

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Coles, Robert
Random House Trade
New York :
Ethics & Moral Philosophy
Conduct of life
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1st ed.
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Trade Cloth
xvii, 247 p.
9.59x6.48x.93 in. 1.19 lbs.

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