CONTENTS

Preface

ONE

Hunting the High-Impact Leader

TWO

Enter the Presidents

THREE

It Is the Whole Colony”

Jefferson and the Louisiana Purchase

FOUR

The Best of Us”

Lincoln and the Civil War

FIVE

We Can Always Depend on Mr. Wilson”

Wilson, the Senate, and the Treaty of Versailles

SIX

Crashed into Ruins”

Chamberlain and Appeasement

SEVEN

We Shall Never Surrender”

Churchill and the Choice to Fight

EIGHT

Beyond Politics

The Royal Navy, Business, and Non-Normal Science

NINE

The Tragedy—and Potential Triumph—of Leadership

Acknowledgments

Appendix: Statistical Test of US Presidents

Notes

Bibliography

Index

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