The American Leadership Tradition: The Inevitable Impact of a Leader's Faith on a Nation's Destiny

By Marvin Olasky, Foreword by Charles Colson

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The American Leadership Tradition: The Inevitable Impact of a Leader's Faith on a Nation's Destiny

By Marvin Olasky, Foreword by Charles Colson

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"Influenced by his deep faith, Olasky's writings show that values and moral convictions are critical to the strength of a free society and a free people." -George W. Bush

"Olasky establishes the urgent need for role models who stand for the virtues that we want to pass on to our children, including honesty, responsibility, and accountability."
-U.S. Senator John Ashcroft

"Olasky's book reveals how the character of our leaders has been, and remains, crucial to America's destiny."
-Gary L. Bauer, Family Research Council

"One can only pray that Olasky's work as a historian, which helped reverse the momentum of the march of big government, will be similarly used to halt the slide into moral despair."
-Charles Colson, Chairman of Prison Fellowship Ministries

Many Americans seem to believe that a president's private activities bear little connection to his public decisions, yet we are also convinced that moral vision is crucial for a leader. Where does the truth lie?

In detailing the words and experiences of the great, the good, and the deeply flawed men who have led this country, journalist Marvin Olasky examines the intersection of politics and religion. The lives of these thirteen American leaders from Washington to Clinton provide indisputable evidence that private morality does indeed affect public policy. And that it does so in ways you may never have considered until now.


Author:

Marvin Olasky

Marvin Olasky (PhD, University of Michigan) is the editor in chief of World magazine, holder of the distinguished chair in journalism and public policy at Patrick Henry College, and senior fellow of the Acton Institute. He was previously a professor at the University of Texas at Austin, a Boston Globe reporter, and a Du Pont Company speechwriter. He is the author of twenty books and more than 3,500 articles. He and his wife, Susan, have four sons.

Product Details

Format: Paperback
Weight: 15.6 ounces
ISBN-13: 978-1-58134-176-8
ISBN-UPC: 9781581341768
Case Quantity: 10
Published: March 06, 2000