My new eBook based on my June 6, 2012 Wall Street Journal OpEd on Franklin Roosevelt’s D-Day prayer to the nation. I look at three national addresses that personify courage and leadership – FDR’s D-Day Prayer, JFK’s Civil Rights Speech and Lincoln’s Second Inaugural. You can buy it at Amazon by clicking here.
Presidential Courage, Three Speeches That Changed America by Warren Kozak tells the secret to great leadership through three presidents who faced the greatest challenges in American history.
On the night of D-Day, Franklin Roosevelt leads an anxious nation in prayer. “Our sons, pride of our nation,” stands out as one of the American presidency’s finest moments.
In 1963, John F. Kennedy challenges America to end segregation.
And near the end of the Civil War, Abraham Lincoln tells Americans that the way forward is not through retribution, but reconciliation.
This book shows the ultimate attribute of leadership – courage.
Warren Kozak is an author, consultant and speechwriter whose views on world events offer fresh insights and challenge accepted beliefs.
He is the author of three highly-acclaimed works of non-fiction and a regular essayist for national publications including The Wall Street Journal.
Warren also serves as a writer, biographer and editorial consultant on a wide variety of independent projects for organizations and individuals. He recently authored What Economists Won’t Tell You: Why Competition Works for the Wisconsin Policy Research Institute, a free market think tank. And his most recent OpEds in the Wall Street Journal question the cuts in U.S. military spending, challenge the prevailing views on food stamps and, in another, the nuclear threats facing the United States today.
He has several book projects currently in development. In addition, he is frequently called on as a public speaker and moderator for conferences on topics ranging from national security and military history to current political developments throughout the world. Warren will lead the discussion, “Earthquake in the Middle East” with Walter Russel Mead at the 92nd Street Y in New York City on February 26, 2013.
On A Personal Note:
“My work has followed a definite trajectory since childhood so it makes complete sense that I find myself where I am today – a writer on a wide variety of national issues.
“When I was eight years old, I discovered television network news and I was mesmerized by it. My first job out of school was at ABC News. Over the years, at ABC, NPR and later CNN, I was fortunate to work with some of the great anchors and journalists of our time. I’ve lived in New York, Washington, Beijing and Chicago, but I am very aware that my first 22 years in Wisconsin formed and shaped me.
“In the biographies that I write, both public and private, I have the opportunity to meet fascinating people, who have lived great lives. And I understand just how fortunate I am to have some outstanding venues to express my ideas. Above all, I do this all with a deep appreciation to you, the reader.
“… a fine, candid book …”
–R. James Woolsey, former Director of the Central Intelligence Agency
“… an excellent biography.”
–James Schlesinger, former Secretary of Defense
“Warren Kozak has captured brilliantly the essence of one of America’s greatest generals and combat commanders.”
–Lt. General Thomas McInerney, retired, former assistant vice chief of staff of the United States Air Force
“… the most cogent and descriptive of my father the man …”
–Jane LeMay Lodge, Curtis LeMay’s daughter
“Warren Kozak lets facts about LeMay speak for themselves and reminds us why one of our greatest soldiers is today hardly recognized.”
– – Victor Davis Hanson, National Review
The Rabbi of 84th Street Reviews
“A moving portrait of a warm person.”
– Elie Wiesel
“The affectionate biography of a remarkable man.”
– Ted Koppel