Book News: October 6th, 2010

By Warren Bennis with Patricia Ward Biederman

This memoir is filled with insights about the successes and failures from a long life and career. The author traversed eight decades of first-hand experience with tumultuous episodes of recent history. This extends from a Jewish child in a gentile town in the 30’s, a young army recruit in the Battle of the Bulge, to a college student in one of the first progressive precursors to the civil rights movement, to a patient undergoing daily psychoanalysis for five years.

The book reveals the triumphs and struggles of the man who is considered the pioneer in the contemporary field of leadership studies.

Published by Jossey-Bass ISBN: 978-0-470-43238-9. £18.99