Warriors, Rebels, and Saints: The Art of Leadership from Machiavelli to Malcolm X


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About the Author

Moshik Temkin is Distinguished Visiting Professor of Leadership and History at Schwarzman College, Tsinghua University, and a fellow at Harvard University's Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs. He received his PhD in History from Columbia University and has taught at Harvard University, Columbia University, and the École des Hautes Études in Paris. He has been a visiting professor and lecturer in India, South Korea, Spain, Mexico, France, and the United States. His articles and essays have appeared in the New York Times, the Nation, the Journal of Democracy, Aeon, the New Republic, Salon, and the Los Angeles Times. His previous books include The Sacco-Vanzetti Affair: America on Trial, which was a finalist for the Cundill History Prize.


"A plea for the importance of history in the study of leadership."--Kirkus
"Moshik Temkin brings together deep historical knowledge, cultural comparison, and sophisticated analysis of what makes leadership, and how individual leaders both reflect their society and shape it in turn. This is a book both empathetic and gripping on a subject of huge importance in our turbulent times."--Rana Mitter, author of Forgotten Ally: China's World War II, 1937-45
"Ranging across the centuries and around the globe, Moshik Temkin engages questions about leadership that could not be more timely. In exploring how history both produces and constrains leaders, he offers a thoroughly engaging meditation on a compelling array of individuals who shaped the eras in which they lived. The result is a fascinating, illuminating and cautionary meditation on leadership."--Ellen Fitzpatrick, author of The Highest Glass Ceiling: Women's Quest for the American Presidency
"In this gem of a book, the accomplished historian and teacher Moshik Temkin performs the crucial task of placing the art of leadership in its historical context. The result is a book chockfull of insights, showing how a careful and unsparing study of past leaders--those who had great power and those who didn't--can help us identify the attributes we need to see in their successors today."--Fredrik Logevall, Laurence D. Belfer Professor of International Affairs, Harvard University
"This book is that rare thing among 'leadership' titles: a truly original concept...[A]n incredibly well-researched and lively read."--The Financial Times