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Author Newell, Terry.

Title Statesmanship, character, and leadership in America / Terry Newell
Edition First edition
Published New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2012
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Description 1 online resource (xxiii, 276 pages)
Contents Washington Steps Down: The Farewell Address -- The Electoral Crisis of 1801: Jefferson's First Inaugural: Healing the Wounds of Civil War: Lincoln's Second Inaugural -- The Struggle for Woman Suffrage: The Arrest and Trial of Susan B. Anthony -- Saving Post-War Europe (and America): The Marshall Plan Speech -- The Movement in Crisis: King's Letter from Birmingham Jail -- Constitutional Crisis: Ford Assumes the Presidency and Pardons Nixon -- Fostering Statesmanship in Public Life
Machine generated contents note: Washington Steps Down: The Farewell Address -- The Electoral Crisis of 1801: Jefferson's First Inaugural -- Healing the Wounds of Civil War: Lincoln's Second Inaugural -- The Struggle for Woman Suffrage: The Arrest and Trial of Susan B. Anthony -- Saving Post-War Europe (and America): The Marshall Plan Speech -- The Movement in Crisis: King's Letter from Birmingham Jail -- Constitutional Crisis: Ford Assumes the Presidency and Pardons Nixon -- Fostering Statesmanship in Public Life
Summary "Americans hunger for statesmanship. They seek leaders who will respond to problems by putting the nation's long-term needs ahead of partisanship and personal gain. We have faced this need before, and leaders came forward with acts of statesmanship. We can learn from them. Statesmanship, Character and Leadership in America explores what seven leaders at turning points in American history said and did. Their character and ability to manage the context of their times, craft a transcendent purpose, practice artful politics, exercise compelling persuasion and call forth high moral values from the American people offer ideas and techniques for leaders today"--Provided by publisher
"As Americans face seemingly intractable problems, they are tired of "business as usual" and "politics as usual." They are looking for statesmanship. In this book, Newell examines noted Americans at seven critical turning points in American history to look at what it takes to be a statesman. Through a powerful speech and the events preceding and following it, they show us how they grappled with conflicting values, varying demands, and the uncertainties of trying to forge a good society. This book is aimed at practicing leaders--and students of leadership"--Provided by publisher
As Americans face seemingly intractable problems, they are tired of "business as usual" and "politics as usual."€They are looking for statesmanship. In this book, Newell examines noted Americans at seven critical turning points in American history to look at what it takes to be a statesman.€Through a powerful speech and the events preceding and following it, they show us how they grappled with conflicting values, varying demands, and the uncertainties of trying to forge a good society.€This book is aimed at practicing leaders - and students of leadership.€
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Anthony, Susan B. (Susan Brownell), 1820-1906.
Ford, Gerald R., 1913-2006.
Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826.
King, Martin Luther, Jr., 1929-1968.
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865.
Marshall, George C. (George Catlett), 1880-1959.
Washington, George, 1732-1799.
Character -- Political aspects -- United States -- History.
Political culture -- United States -- History.
Political leadership -- United States -- History.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 023034108X
1137084723 (electronic bk.)
9780230341081
9781137084729 (electronic bk.)