The Road to CharactereBook - 2015
-- New York TimesThe Social Animal, Looking to some of the world's greatest thinkers and inspiring leaders, Brooks explores how, through internal struggle and a sense of their own limitations, they have built a strong inner character. Labor activist Frances Perkins understood the need to suppress parts of herself so that she could be an instrument in a larger cause. Dwight Eisenhower organized his life not around impulsive self-expression but considered self-restraint. Dorothy Day, a devout Catholic convert and champion of the poor, learned as a young woman the vocabulary of simplicity and surrender. Civil rights pioneers A. Philip Randolph and Bayard Rustin learned reticence and the logic of self-discipline, the need to distrust oneself even while waging a noble crusade. Blending psychology, politics, spirituality, and confessional, -- The Road to Character--Pico Iyer, -- The Road to Character "Brooks--the -- -- -- From the Hardcover edition.
Publisher: New York :, Random House,, 
Edition: First edition
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xvii, 300 pages)
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