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A Good Man: Rediscovering My Father, Sargent Shriver

Shriver, Mark K.

ISBN 10: 0805095306 / ISBN 13: 9780805095302
Published by Henry Holt, 2012
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First edition, 2012, stated; first printing, full number line. Dated and signed by the author on the half-title page: "11/2/12 / Mark K. Shriver." Book is square and unmarked; corners sharp, head of spine bumped. The dust jacket is not price-clipped (original price $24.00). Brodart protected. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 006254

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Title: A Good Man: Rediscovering My Father, Sargent...

Publisher: Henry Holt

Publication Date: 2012

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Signed: Signed by Author

Edition: First Edition.

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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" 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.

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Mark K. Shriver is the senior vice president of U.S. Programs at Save the Children in Washington, D.C., and a former Maryland state legislator. Shriver also started the Choice Program and served on the coalition to create the National Commission on Children and Disasters following the devastation of Hurricane Katrina. He lives with his wife and three children in Maryland.

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