9780805095302

A Good Man Rediscovering My Father, Sargent Shriver

  • ISBN 13:

    9780805095302

  • ISBN 10:

    0805095306

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 06/05/2012
  • Publisher: Henry Holt and Co.

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Summary

In this intimate portrait of an extraordinary father-son relationship, Mark K. Shriver discovers the moral principles that guided his legendary father and applies them to his own life When Sargent "Sarge" Shriverfounder of the Peace Corps and architect of President Johnson's War on Povertydied 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 lifefaith, hope, and loveand 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 Manis an inspirational and deeply personal story about a son discovering the true meaning of his father's legacy.

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