The Case for Greatness

Author: Robert Faulkner
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 9780300150278
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This is a spirited look at political ambition, and particulary its good version, honourable ambition. Robert Faulkner contends that too many modern accounts of leadership slight such things as a determination to excel, good judgement, and a sense of honour, the very qualities that distinguish the truly great.

The Case for Greatness

Author: Robert K. Faulkner
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ISBN: 9780300120202
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This is a spirited look at political ambition, and particulary its good version, honourable ambition. Robert Faulkner contends that too many modern accounts of leadership slight such things as a determination to excel, good judgement, and a sense of honour, the very qualities that distinguish the truly great.

Judaism Defined

Author: Benjamin Edidin Scolnic
Publisher: University Press of America
ISBN: 0761851186
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This book explores the story of Mattathias in 1Maccabees and asserts that Mattathias defined Judaism and Jewishness for his time. Mattathias's actions of zealous violence, as controversial as they were viewed to be in both his day and today, were primarily for the preservation of his religion and people.

Ambition in America

Author: Jeffrey A. Becker
Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
ISBN: 0813145066
Format: PDF, Mobi
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One of the largest southern cities and a hub for the cotton industry, Memphis, Tennessee, was at the forefront of black political empowerment during the Jim Crow era. Compared to other cities in the South, Memphis had an unusually large number of African American voters. Black Memphians sought reform at the ballot box, formed clubs, ran for office, and engaged in voter registration and education activities from the end of the Civil War through the Brown v. Board of Education decision of 1954. In this groundbreaking book, Elizabeth Gritter examines how and why black Memphians mobilized politically in the period between Reconstruction and the beginning of the civil rights movement. Gritter illuminates, in particular, the efforts and influence of Robert R. Church Jr., an affluent Republican and founder of the Lincoln League, and the notorious Memphis political boss Edward H. Crump. Using these two men as lenses through which to view African American political engagement, this volume explores how black voters and their leaders both worked with and opposed the white political machine at the ballot box. River of Hope challenges persisting notions of a "Solid South" of white Democratic control by arguing that the small but significant number of black southerners who retained the right to vote had more influence than scholars have heretofore assumed. Gritter's nuanced study presents a fascinating view of the complex nature of political power during the Jim Crow era and provides fresh insight into the efforts of the individuals who laid the foundation for civil rights victories in the 1950s and '60s.

Leadership and Transformative Ambition in International Relations

Author: Mark A Menaldo
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
ISBN: 1781009473
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Providing a critique of international relations theory and a critical examination of how leaders with transformative ambition change domestic and international politics, this book will appeal to leadership, politics and international relations academic