The road to character
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Waterville, Maine. : Thorndike Press, A part of Gale, Cengage Learning, [2015].
ISBN
9781410482785 (large print : hardcover), 1410482782 (large print : hardcover)
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625 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
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Published
Waterville, Maine. : Thorndike Press, A part of Gale, Cengage Learning, [2015].
Format
Large Print
Language
English
ISBN
9781410482785 (large print : hardcover), 1410482782 (large print : hardcover)

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Includes bibliographical references (pages 541-567) and index.
Description
New York Times columnist David Brooks examines the deeper values that should inform our lives. Responding to what he calls the culture of the Big Me, which emphasizes external success, Brooks challenges us, and himself, to rebalance the scales between our "resume virtues" -- achieving wealth, fame, and status -- and our "eulogy virtues," those that exist at the core of our being: kindness, bravery, honesty, or faithfulness, focusing on what kind of relationships we have formed. Looking to some of the world's greatest thinkers and inspiring leaders, Brooks explores how, through internal struggle and a sense of their own limitations, they have built a strong inner character. Labor activist Frances Perkins understood the need to suppress parts of herself so that she could be an instrument in a larger cause. Dwight Eisenhower organized his life not around impulsive self-expression but considered self-restraint. Dorothy Day, a devout Catholic convert and champion of the poor, learned as a young woman the vocabulary of simplicity and surrender. Civil rights pioneers A. Philip Randolph and Bayard Rustin learned reticence and the logic of self-discipline, the need to distrust oneself even while waging a noble crusade. Blending psychology, politics, spirituality, and confessional, The Road to Character provides an opportunity for us to rethink our priorities, and strive to build rich inner lives marked by humility and moral depth. "Joy," David Brooks writes, "is a byproduct experienced by people who are aiming for something else. But it comes."

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Brooks, D. (2015). The road to character . Thorndike Press, A part of Gale, Cengage Learning.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Brooks, David, 1961-. 2015. The Road to Character. Thorndike Press, A part of Gale, Cengage Learning.

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Brooks, David, 1961-. The Road to Character Thorndike Press, A part of Gale, Cengage Learning, 2015.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Brooks, David. The Road to Character Thorndike Press, A part of Gale, Cengage Learning, 2015.

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