Certain Trumpets: The Nature of Leadership


Certain Trumpets: The Nature of Leadership Cultural Studies
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An examination of leadership that analyzes modes of leadership to better understand society offers profiles of a variety of leaders, including Harriet Tubman, Napoleon, Ross Perot, and Martha Graham

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Wills (Lincoln at Gettysburg, LJ 5/1/92) identifies 16 historical figures who fit his definition of a leader-one who motivates others toward a common goal shared by the followers. His subjects include high-profile leaders like Washington, Roosevelt, and Napoleon and less conspicuous individuals like Carl Stotz, Dorothy Day, and Andrew Young. His categories include some curious selections-Eleanor Roosevelt for reform leadership, Socrates for intellectual leadership, and Pope John XXIII for traditional leadership. Wills concludes the section on each type with a brief analysis of an antitype, e.g., Stephen A. Douglas is presented as the antitype to the radical leadership of Harriet Tubman. The author admits that his are not necessarily the greatest or best of leaders; rather, they illustrate distinct kinds of ability. He concludes that whom one admires as a leader is an insight into the inner self. An important book by an important author, this volume is highly recommended for all academic and public libraries. [Previewed in Prepub Alert, LJ 1/94.]-Boyd Childress, Auburn Univ. Lib., Ala. Copyright 1994 Cahners Business Information.

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