"Vigorously argued, beautifully written, drawing intelligently on evidence from surveys and from some extraordinary interviews,Acts of Compassionsheds a great deal of light on a central area of American life, namely volunteerism and charity. . . . A book for the serious scholar and the concerned layperson alike."--Robert N. Bellah, coauthor of "Habits of the Heart" and "The Good Society"Wuthnow, Robert is the author of 'Acts of Compassion Caring for Others and Helping Ourselves', published 1993 under ISBN 9780691024936 and ISBN 0691024936.