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The road to character, David Brooks

Label
The road to character
Title
The road to character
Statement of responsibility
David Brooks
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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."
Summary
"#1 New York Times bestselling author David Brooks, a controversial and eye-opening look at how our culture has lost sight of the value of humility - defined as the opposite of self-preoccupation - and why only an engaged inner life can yield true meaning and fulfillment"--
Tone
Writing style
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10409792
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1961-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Brooks, David
Dewey number
170/.44
Index
index present
LC call number
BF818
LC item number
.B764 2015b
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Character
  • Character
  • Virtues
  • Humility
  • Large type books
Target audience
adult
Label
The road to character, David Brooks
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"Thorndike Press large print basic."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 541-564) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The shift -- The summoned self -- Self-conquest -- Struggle -- Self-mastery -- Dignity -- Love -- Ordered love -- Self-examination -- The Big Me
Control code
21056181
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
625 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781410482785
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2015018366
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9781410482785
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn910009299
  • (OCoLC)910009299
Label
The road to character, David Brooks
Publication
Note
"Thorndike Press large print basic."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 541-564) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The shift -- The summoned self -- Self-conquest -- Struggle -- Self-mastery -- Dignity -- Love -- Ordered love -- Self-examination -- The Big Me
Control code
21056181
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
625 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781410482785
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2015018366
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9781410482785
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn910009299
  • (OCoLC)910009299

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