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A good man : rediscovering my father, Sargent Shriver, Mark K. Shriver

Label
A good man : rediscovering my father, Sargent Shriver
Title
A good man
Title remainder
rediscovering my father, Sargent Shriver
Statement of responsibility
Mark K. Shriver
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
When Sargent "Sarge" Shriver--founder of the Peace Corps and architect of President Johnson's War on Poverty--died in 2011 after a valiant fight with Alzheimer's, thousands of tributes poured in from friends and strangers worldwide. These tributes, which extolled the daily kindness and humanity of "a good man," moved his son Mark far more than those who lauded Sarge for his big-stage, headline-making accomplishments. After a lifetime searching for the path to his father's success in the public arena, Mark instead turns to a search for the secret of his father's joy, his devotion to others, and his sense of purpose. Mark discovers notes and letters from Sarge; hears personal stories from friends and family that zero in on the three guiding principles of Sarge's life--faith, hope, and love--and recounts moments with Sarge that now take on new value and poignancy. In the process, Mark discovers much about himself, as a father, as a husband, and as a social justice advocate. A Good Man is an inspirational and deeply personal story about a son discovering the true meaning of his father's legacy
Summary
In an intimate portrait of an extraordinary father-son relationship, the author discovers the moral principles that guided his legendary father--the man who founded the Peace Corps and designed President Lyndon Johnson's War on Poverty--and applies them to his own life
Biography type
contains biographical information
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10115766
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 973.924092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
no index present
LC call number
E840.8.S525
LC item number
S35 2012
Literary form
non fiction
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True
Target audience
adult
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rediscovering my father, Sargent Shriver
Label
A good man : rediscovering my father, Sargent Shriver, Mark K. Shriver
Instantiates
Publication
Contents
Faith -- Life and Death -- Going to the Chapel -- Soldier of Faith -- Growing up a Son of Sarge -- Hope -- Keeping up with the Kennedys -- Peace Work -- Instigator of Hope -- Love -- Something Special -- Top Man -- Work Together, Love Together -- Fatherhood -- A Good Father's Love -- Making Peace -- Making a Choice -- Election -- Break Your Mirrors -- The Third Baseman -- Car Crash -- The Wanderer -- Birthday Party -- Up in Flames -- Rise and Fall -- Keeping Score -- Ireland -- Farewell, Friend -- Fun and Games -- I Will Yell No More -- Sailing Away -- Death -- Selling the Big House -- Lovegiver -- A Holy Cross -- White Mass -- Love You with a Child's Love -- The Long Goodbye -- A Beautiful Day -- Shock Me with Your Love -- Grandpa! -- Packing up a Life -- Try and Try Again
Control code
5568026
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
x, 273 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9780805095302
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2011050028
Other physical details
ill. (some col.)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn760974937
  • (OCoLC)760974937
Label
A good man : rediscovering my father, Sargent Shriver, Mark K. Shriver
Publication
Contents
Faith -- Life and Death -- Going to the Chapel -- Soldier of Faith -- Growing up a Son of Sarge -- Hope -- Keeping up with the Kennedys -- Peace Work -- Instigator of Hope -- Love -- Something Special -- Top Man -- Work Together, Love Together -- Fatherhood -- A Good Father's Love -- Making Peace -- Making a Choice -- Election -- Break Your Mirrors -- The Third Baseman -- Car Crash -- The Wanderer -- Birthday Party -- Up in Flames -- Rise and Fall -- Keeping Score -- Ireland -- Farewell, Friend -- Fun and Games -- I Will Yell No More -- Sailing Away -- Death -- Selling the Big House -- Lovegiver -- A Holy Cross -- White Mass -- Love You with a Child's Love -- The Long Goodbye -- A Beautiful Day -- Shock Me with Your Love -- Grandpa! -- Packing up a Life -- Try and Try Again
Control code
5568026
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
x, 273 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9780805095302
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2011050028
Other physical details
ill. (some col.)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn760974937
  • (OCoLC)760974937

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