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Author: James MacGregor Burns
ISBN 13: 9780061319754
ISBN 10: 61319759
Edition: 1st
Publisher: Harper Torchbooks
Publication Date: 1978
Format: Paperback
Pages: 530
List Price: $17.99

Contains seven chapters addressing creative contemporary approaches to leadership as well as analyses of leadership theories that have already made a significant contribution to the field. Contributions range from discussion of Jack Welch at General Electric to challenges and achievements in the contingency model of leadership effectiveness. There is no subject index. Annotation c. Book News, Inc.,Portland, OR

Kenneth B. Clark

Beyond his past major contributions to our understanding of the American political system, in this new book James MacGregor Burns demonstrates that he is not only one of America's outstanding political scientists but a major social philosopher as well. This volume, combining vivid biography, dramatic history, and political theory, woven together in an engrossing fabric, impresses one with its probing insights into the complexities, inconsistencies and the interrelationships among the various parts of the American social, political and economic system. Burns shares his observations and a comprehensive analysis of the dynamic gestalt that is the American political system and nonsystem, and compares it throughout history with the political systems and the revolutions of other nations....

"This is an important book, a book that combines an analysis of the past and a penetrating observation of the present with implications for the future stability of American democracy. —City News