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- Random House Publishing Group 2010; US$ 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 school,... more...
- Princeton University Press 2001; US$ 40.95
Does the business of daily living distance us from life's mysteries? Do most Americans value spiritual thinking more as a hobby than as an all-encompassing approach to life? Will the concept of the soul be defunct after the next few generations? Child psychiatrist and best-selling author Robert Coles offers a profound meditation on how secular culture... more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2011; US$ 21.00
The Pulitzer Prize-winning author of the bestselling The Spiritual Life of Children now explores how to develop character in children, from infancy through the teenage years. During three stages in the "moral archaeology of childhood, " Coles shows how to spot moral crossroads, and what to do about them. From the Hardcover edition. more...
- University of Pittsburgh Press 1978; US$ 15.95
A Festering Sweetness is a new approach for the renowned child psychiatrist and writer Robert Coles. His works have always portrayed children in their own social fabric and language, but in this book he has arranged the words and intent of the children and their parents into verse forms. These skillfully constructed poems capture the hopes,... more...
- NYU Press 2002; US$ 27.00
Although the scale on which children are affected by war may be greater today than at any time since the world wars of the twentieth century, children have been a part of conflict since the beginning of warfare. This book shows that boys and girls have routinely contributed to home front war efforts. more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2014; US$ 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... more...
- The New Press 2010; US$ 24.99
Lives We Carry with Us gathers together for the first time a diverse cross section of Coles?s profiles, originally published in our premier magazines over the span of five decades but never before collected in book form. Depicting the famous, the lesser known, and the unknown, the profiles here include portraits of James Agee, Dorothy Day, Erik... more...
- Michigan State University Press 2013; US$ 19.95
No writer or public intellectual of our era has been as sensitive to the role of faith in the lives of ordinary Americans as Robert Coles. Though not religious in the conventional sense, Coles is unparalleled in his astute understanding and respect for the relationship between secular life and sacredness, which cuts across his large body of work.... more...