Courage by Gordon Brown
Portraits of Bravery in the Service of Great Causes

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In the tradition of John F. Kennedy's Pulitzer Prize-winning Profiles in Courage, Prime Minister Gordon Brown's fascinating collection of inspirational leaders is destined to become a staple of every politically conscious reader's library as his already-significant profile grows exponentially around the world.

The prime minister explores the lives of eight outstanding twentieth-century figures to uncover why some men and women make difficult decisions and do the right thing when easier and far less dangerous alternatives are open to them. Those profiled range from icons such as Martin Luther King, Jr. and Robert F. Kennedy to lesser-known figures such as Edith Cavell, who nursed the wounded of World War I in Belgium and helped Allied soldiers escape, and pastor Dietrich Bonhoeffer, who returned to Nazi Germany from New York to lead the Christian opposition against Hitler's regime. Bringing his personal reflections to these intimate portraits, Brown illuminates a common thread of inspiring courage in every one of these eight heroes and, in doing so, introduces us to his own inspiring values.


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Gordon Brown has collaborated with Ian Hall on two books prior to "Taming the Truffle".
Published May 5, 2009 by Weinstein Books. 304 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Political & Social Sciences, Health, Fitness & Dieting, Education & Reference, Law & Philosophy. Non-fiction

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The strong normative basis to his idea of courage takes him well away from both the empty courage of the mercenary, or the destructive courage of the suicide bomber.

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Daring Greatly - How The Courage To Be Vulnerable Transforms The Way We Live, Love, Parent and Lead by Brene' Brown deals with some of the classic problems in parenting.

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