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Gus Lee is a best-selling American author and ethicist. He was born in San Francisco, a place he recounts in his childhood memoir/novel China Boy (1991). He attended the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, did graduate study in East Asian History and obtained a J.D. (Law) degree from the University of California, Davis School of Law (King Hall). At Davis, Lee served as an Assistant Dean of Students for the Educational Opportunity Program and project coordinator for Asian American Studies. He returned to the Army as a lawyer, serving as a Command Judge Advocate, a U.S. Senate ethics investigator and legal adviser to the worldwide Connelly Investigation. He was a whistle blower, which involuntarily launched him into his work as an ethicist and "couragist." He later became a senior deputy district attorney, acting deputy attorney general and senior executive for legal education for the State of California. In the corporate arena, he has been an executive vice-president, chief operating officer and vice-president. He is now a chief learning officer.

Lee recounts his life in best-selling autobiographical fiction. A challenging childhood in San Francisco's Panhandle is the subject of his first best-seller China Boy (1991), which became San Francisco's first One City One Book selection. Honor and Duty (1994) describes the tension between friendship and fidelity in a tale about West Point; Tiger's Tail (1996) finds the protagonist pursuing enemy secret agents and shaman prophets on the Korean DMZ; No Physical Evidence (2000) is a legal thriller that captures his "most emotionally difficult trial," involving a vulnerable teenage victim, and recounts the simultaneous loss of their first daughter. Various efforts have been under way to convert the books into film. Lee followed with a memoir, Chasing Hepburn (2004), in which his delicate mother and three young sisters conduct a harrowing flight from wartime China to America. His most recent work is the best-selling, principles-based, 2007 Golden Quill Award-winning, Courage: The Backbone of Leadership. Endorsed by Warren Bennis and General H. Norman Schwarzkopf, it describes the measurable behaviors of integrity and courage and has been adopted by corporations, West Point's National Conference on Ethics, the Kansas City Police Department and various business schools. He has contributed to anthologies, written for Time and Encyclopedia Britannica and written op-eds. He credits Amy Tan, David Kai Tu, his wife, and his agents, Jane Dystel and Miriam Goderich, for his unanticipated writing career.

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Total Books: 30
With Schwarzkopf Life Lessons of The Bear
2015 - With Schwarzkopf Life Lessons of the Bear (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781588345295
ISBN-10: 1588345297
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Education & Teaching

No Physical Evidence
2008 - No Physical Evidence (Audio CD)
ISBN-13: 9781423358077
ISBN-10: 1423358074

Courage The Backbone of Leadership
2006 - Courage the Backbone of Leadership (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780787981372
ISBN-10: 0787981370
Genres: Business & Money, Literature & Fiction

Chasing Hepburn  A Memoir of Shanghai Hollywood and a Chinese Family's Fight for Freedom
Honor  Duty
1999 - Honor Duty (Audio Cassette)
ISBN-13: 9780375405730
ISBN-10: 0375405739
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.

No Physical Evidence
1998 - No Physical Evidence (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780449911396
ISBN-10: 044991139X
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 3/5 Stars.

Tiger's Tail
1997 - Tiger's Tail (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780804113267
ISBN-10: 0804113262
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense

Honor and Duty
1994 - Honor and Duty (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780804110044
ISBN-10: 0804110042
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 4.7/5 Stars.

Honor And Duty
1994 - Honor and Duty (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780679412588
ISBN-10: 0679412581
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.

China Boy
1994 - China Boy (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette
ISBN-13: 9780452271586
ISBN-10: 0452271584
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 3.4/5 Stars.

China Boy
1992 - China Boy (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette
ISBN-13: 9780451174345
ISBN-10: 0451174348
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.

China Boy
1991 - China Boy (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette
ISBN-13: 9780525249948
ISBN-10: 052524994X
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.

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