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

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  • ISBN: 9781427221476 (electronic audio bk.)
  • Physical Description: 1 audio file : digital
  • Publisher: New York : Henry Holt and Co., 2012.

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General Note:
Electronic audio file.
Formatted Contents Note:
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.
Participant or Performer Note:
Read by Mark Shriver.
Summary, etc.:
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.
Reproduction Note:
Electronic reproduction. New York Macmillan Audio 2012 Available via World Wide Web.
Subject: Shriver, Sargent, 1915-2011.
Shriver, Sargent, 1915-2011 > Philosophy.
Shriver, Sargent, 1915-2011 > Influence.
Shriver, Sargent, 1915-2011 > Family.
Shriver, Mark K. (Mark Kennedy), 1964-
Shriver, Mark K. (Mark Kennedy), 1964- > Family.
Fathers and sons > United States.
Fathers > United States > Biography.
Politicians > United States > Biography.
Genre: Electronic audio books.

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