By James M. Burns

Harper Perennial, Paperback, 9780061319754, 544pp.

Publication Date: December 1, 1982


One of America's leading historians on the role of leadership in American history.

About the Author

James MacGregor Burns received his doctorate in political science from Harvard. In 1971, Burns won the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award for his biography Roosevelt: Soldier of Freedom. A past president of the American Political Science Association, Burns is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and serves as Distinguished Leadership Scholar at the Academy of Leadership that bears his name at the School of Public Policy at the University of Maryland.