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Published: 01 May 2015

240 Pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780199357741

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The Power of Ideals

The Real Story of Moral Choice

William Damon and Anne Colby

  • Tells the stories of six moral giants--Nelson Mandela, Jane Addams, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Eleanor Roosevelt, Abraham Heschel, and Dag Hammarskjold--to provide examples that will inspire the rest of us.
  • Rejects the cynical views of human nature that have dominated public perception and that have been based on studies with college students.
  • Explores the workings of three virtues: inner truthfulness, humility, and faith, arguing that all of us can exercise control over important life decisions.

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