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Title:
Leadership
ISBN:
9780783522548

9780783522555
Publication Information:
Alexandria, Va. : Time-Life Books, c1993.
Physical Description:
256 p. : color illustrations.
General Note:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Richly illustrated survey of the key role played by African Americans in shaping American society. This three-book set combines the renowned text and picture research of Time-Life with creative talents of African American scholars, writers, and artists.


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150 inspirational quotations about leadership by a diverse group of experts and thinkers from a wide range of disciplines. Contributors include Rosabeth Moss Kanter, Peter Drucker, Malcolm X, Rosalynn Carter, Tom Landry and General George S. Patton.


Reviews 4

School Library Journal Review

Gr 6 Up-This companion to Perseverence (1993) and Creative Fire (1994, both Time-Life) discusses African-Americans who have excelled in science, business, religion, education, and politics. It is immensely informative, well organized, and clearly written. The book begins by placing 20th-century achievements in the context of the rich heritage passed from Africa to America. The accomplishments of leaders such as Queen Nzingha of what is now Angola; Okomfo Anokye, a 17th-century West African priest; and the legendary Queen of Sheba are detailed. The next chapter moves on to the 19th and 20th centuries and introduces pioneers in science and black women who became physicians against great social and economic odds. There is a section on the Tuskegee Experiment, a government medical program in the 1930s that allowed syphilitic men to go untreated so that the course of the disease could be observed. African-American business enterprise is historically traced through men and women like William Johnson, a 19th-century barber; Madame C.J. Walker; John H. Johnson; and Maggie Lena Walker. The book speaks of centuries of obstacles, trials, and ultimate triumphs. Many of the people discussed are still active in their respective fields. The text is illustrated with numerous black-and-white and full-color photographs. A fine addition to any collection.-Carol Jones Collins, Montclair Kimberley Academy, NJ (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


Horn Book Review

Packed with interesting photographs in black and white and color, the volume presents a record of leadership accomplishments by African Americans. Begining with a salute to select ancient African leaders, the text continues with brief examinations of achievers in fields as diverse as medicine, space science, business and industry, fashion design, religion, education, history, and politics. The book's strength lies in its attention to women and little-known achievers. Bib., ind. From HORN BOOK 1994, (c) Copyright 2010. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


School Library Journal Review

Gr 6 Up-This companion to Perseverence (1993) and Creative Fire (1994, both Time-Life) discusses African-Americans who have excelled in science, business, religion, education, and politics. It is immensely informative, well organized, and clearly written. The book begins by placing 20th-century achievements in the context of the rich heritage passed from Africa to America. The accomplishments of leaders such as Queen Nzingha of what is now Angola; Okomfo Anokye, a 17th-century West African priest; and the legendary Queen of Sheba are detailed. The next chapter moves on to the 19th and 20th centuries and introduces pioneers in science and black women who became physicians against great social and economic odds. There is a section on the Tuskegee Experiment, a government medical program in the 1930s that allowed syphilitic men to go untreated so that the course of the disease could be observed. African-American business enterprise is historically traced through men and women like William Johnson, a 19th-century barber; Madame C.J. Walker; John H. Johnson; and Maggie Lena Walker. The book speaks of centuries of obstacles, trials, and ultimate triumphs. Many of the people discussed are still active in their respective fields. The text is illustrated with numerous black-and-white and full-color photographs. A fine addition to any collection.-Carol Jones Collins, Montclair Kimberley Academy, NJ (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


Horn Book Review

Packed with interesting photographs in black and white and color, the volume presents a record of leadership accomplishments by African Americans. Begining with a salute to select ancient African leaders, the text continues with brief examinations of achievers in fields as diverse as medicine, space science, business and industry, fashion design, religion, education, history, and politics. The book's strength lies in its attention to women and little-known achievers. Bib., ind. From HORN BOOK 1994, (c) Copyright 2010. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.