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Robert Coles

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Robert Coles is a professor of psychiatry and medical humanities at the Harvard Medical School and a research psychiatrist for the Harvard University Health Services. His many books include the Pulitzer Prize-winning five-volume Children of Crisis and the bestselling The Moral Intelligence of Children and The Spiritual Intelligence of Children. He is also the James Agee Professor of Social Ethics at Harvard. He lives in Massachusetts.

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Bruce Springsteen's America
The People Listening, a Poet Singing
Written by Robert Coles


Format: eBook
Publisher: Random House
On Sale: October 28, 2003
Price: $11.99

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Bruce Springsteen's America
The People Listening, A Poet Singing
Written by Robert Coles


Format: Trade Paperback, 264 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: November 9, 2004
Price: $16.00

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Handing One Another Along
Literature and Social Reflection
Written by Robert Coles
Edited by Trevor Hall and Vicki Kennedy


Format: eBook
Publisher: Random House
On Sale: August 31, 2010
Price: $14.99

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Lives of Moral Leadership
Men and Women Who Have Made a Difference
Written by Robert Coles


Format: eBook, 272 pages
Publisher: Random House
On Sale: September 22, 2010
Price: $11.99

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Lives of Moral Leadership
Men and Women Who Have Made a Difference
Written by Robert Coles


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: October 9, 2001
Price: $16.00

In this rich and illuminating book, the Pulitzer Prize-winning, bestselling author Robert Coles creates a portrait of moral leadership--what it is, and how it is achieved--through stories of people who have led and inspired him: Robert Kennedy, Dorothy Day, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Erik Erikson, a Boston bus driver, teachers in college, medical... Read more >
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The Moral Intelligence of Children
How To Raise A Moral Child
Written by Robert Coles


Format: eBook, 224 pages
Publisher: Random House
On Sale: September 7, 2011
Price: $11.99

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Political Leadership
Stories of Power and Politics from Literature and Life
Written by Robert Coles


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: October 18, 2005
Price: $14.95

From ancient times to the present day, here are indispensable insights on political power and leadership as expressed in the novels, plays, and poetry of the world’s greatest artists and intellectuals. Adapted from a course taught at Harvard by Pulitzer Prize—winning author Robert Coles, Political Leadership features scenes, stories, and speeches... Read more >
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Political Leadership
Stories of Power and Politics from Literature and Life
Written by Robert Coles


Format: eBook, 336 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: December 18, 2007
Price: $11.99

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Teaching Stories
An Anthology on the Power of Learning and Literature
Written by Robert Coles


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: August 31, 2004
Price: $16.00

In this remarkable anthology, some of the world’s greatest writers provide a master class on the transformative power of learning and literature. Culled from a course developed by Pulitzer Prize—winning author Robert Coles for the Harvard Graduate School of Education, Teaching Stories is an invaluable collection in which novelists, essayists, and... Read more >
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Teaching Stories
An Anthology on the Power of Learning and Literature
Written by Robert Coles


Format: eBook, 304 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: December 18, 2007
Price: $11.99

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Is There No Place on Earth for Me

Written by Susan Sheehan
Foreword by Robert Coles


Format: eBook, 352 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: January 14, 2014
Price: $15.99

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Is There No Place on Earth for Me?

Written by Susan Sheehan
Foreword by Robert Coles


Format: Trade Paperback, 384 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: January 14, 2014
Price: $16.95

This renowned journalist's classic Pulitzer Prize winning investigation of schizophrenia—now reissued with a new postscript—follows a flamboyant and fiercely intelligent young woman as she struggles in the throes of mental illness.

“Sylvia Frumkin” was born in 1948 and began showing signs of schizophrenia in her teens. She spent the next seventeen years... Read more >
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