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In Turbulent Times

Pulitzer Prize-winning author, presidential historian, and political commentator Doris Kearns Goodwin analyzes leadership - how its learned, developed, and exercised - using her four primary subject and the crises they navigated:

-Abraham Lincoln and the Civil War
-Franklin D. Roosevelt and the Great Depression and, later, World War II
-Lyndon B. Johnson and the Civil Rights movement
-Theodore Roosevelt and his showdowns with monopolies

What does it mean to lead?

Doris Kearns Goodwin discusses re-learning the leadership traits of her primary subjects: Lincoln, FDR, LBJ, and Teddy Roosevelt.

Forged in Crisis

The Making of Five Courageous Leaders

An enthralling historical narrative filled with critical leadership insights, Forged in Crisis, by celebrated Harvard Business School historian Nancy Koehn, spotlights five masters of crisis: polar explorer Ernest Shackleton; President Abraham Lincoln; legendary abolitionist Frederick Douglass; Nazi-resisting clergyman Dietrich Bonhoeffer; and environmental crusader Rachel Carson.

Forged in Crisis

Nancy Koehn, leadership expert and author of "Forged in Crisis," explores five key figures and the moments that made them leaders.

Ten Caesars

Roman Emperors from Augustus to Constantine

WIth Ten Caesars, classicist and historian Barry Strauss covers 300 years of the Roman Empire through its 10 most consequential leaders. Some emperors were true leaders, propelling the Empire forward while reigning over an inclusive, prosperoous society. Other emperors were abject failures, often putting their own needs and wants ahead of the Empire's or just shirking duties all together.

Ten Caesars

Classicist and historian discusses five key aspects of the Roman Empire.

The American Spirit

Who We Are and What We Stand For

This collection of speeches and essays by David McCullough provide countless examples of ordinary Americans, guided by purpose and moral duty, banding together to make the impossible possible, whether it's building a birdge or a canal or discovering flight or taking on the word's most powerful army.

The Innovators

How a Group of Hackers, Geniuses, and Geeks Created the Digital Revolution

Walter Isaacson, biographer of Albert Einstein, Leonardo da Vinci, Steve Jobs, and Ben Franklin, explores a range of leadership strategies and styles in his book The Innovators. Leadership is usually collaborative and complementary with clear communication up-and-down the leadership chain.

The Innovators

Walter Isaacson discusses some of the collaborations that drove innovations.