Good Man Rediscovering My Father, Sargent Shriver

ISBN-10: 1250031443

ISBN-13: 9781250031440

Edition: N/A

Authors: Mark Shriver

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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 lifeWhen 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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Book details

List price: $15.99
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Publication date: 4/30/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 304
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

Introduction
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
Love in Action
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
Last Kiss
Selling the Big House
Love Giver
A Holy Cross
White Mass
Love You with a Child's Love
The Long Good-bye
A Beautiful Day
Shock Me with Your Love
Grandpa!
Packing Up a Life
Try and Try Again
Acknowledgments
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