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In this profound and disturbing examination of the dangers and possibilities of democratic leadership, Miroff examines nine emblematic political giants—John Adams, Alexander Hamilton, Abraham Lincoln, Eugene Debs, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Teddy Roosevelt, FDR, Martin Luther King, Jr., and JFK.
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"This would make an excellent textbook for a college-level class on leadership in American politics." (ALA Booklist)
"Through a vivid and telling chronicle of nine emblematic public figures, Bruce Miroff has produced a challenging new picture of the American political tradition, warning us against our wish for heroes and showing us how our finest statesmen have helped to expand our democratic vistas. Every serious student of American politics will want to read this book."--James Miller, New School for Social Research and author of Democracy Is in the Streets
"Packed with telling anecdotes and insights, Icons of Democracy offers analyses of diamond-like brilliance."--James MacGregor Burns, author of LeadershipAbout the Author:
Bruce Miroff is chair of the political science department at the State University of New York at Albany. He is the author of Pragmatic Illusions: The Presidential Politics of JFK and coauthor of The Democratic Debate: An Introduction to American Politics.
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Book Description Basic Books, 1994. Paperback. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX0465032613
Book Description Basic Books, 1994. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0465032613
Book Description Basic Books, 1994. Paperback. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110465032613