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The Peacemakers: Leadership Lessons from Twentieth-Century Statesmanship

Bruce W. Jentleson



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24 April 2018
Peace studies & conflict resolution; History; Political leaders & leadership; International relations
In The Peacemakers Bruce Jentleson shows how key figures in the previous century rewrote the scripts they were handed and successfully prevented conflict, advanced human rights and promoted global sustainability. Covering a broad range of historical examples from Yitzhak Rabin's efforts for Arab-Israeli peace to Dag Hammarskj?ld's effectiveness as secretary-general of the United Nations and Mahatma Gandhi's pioneering use of non-violence as a political tool, Jentleson argues that individuals can shape policy-because they have. For each leader, Jentleson tells us who they were as an individual, why they made the choices they did, how they pursued their goals and what they were able to achieve. An ambitious book for ambitious people, The Peacemakers is a guide for anybody who wants to achieve meaningful change on the global stage.
By:   Bruce W. Jentleson
Imprint:   Norton
Country of Publication:   United States
Dimensions:   Height: 244mm,  Width: 165mm,  Spine: 36mm
Weight:   623g
ISBN:   9780393249569
ISBN 10:   0393249565
Pages:   400
Publication Date:   24 April 2018
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Reviews for The Peacemakers: Leadership Lessons from Twentieth-Century Statesmanship

With diplomacy too often in retreat and under attack, we need to learn from the past as well as understand the future. Bruce W. Jentleson's wide-ranging study is a welcome reminder that big problems are there to be solved, and can be.--Rt. Hon. David Miliband, president and CEO, International Rescue Committee, and United Kingdom foreign secretary Peace has many facets and many types of leaders. Bruce W. Jentleson provides a fascinating selection of examples of who, why, how and what they have done. It is a very readable account that brings new insights to a crucial subject.--Joseph S. Nye, Jr., Harvard professor and author of Presidential Leadership and the Creation of the American Era

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