A Good Man: Rediscovering My Father, Sargent Shriver


In this intimate portrait of a rare father-son courting, Mark okay. Shriver discovers the ethical rules that guided his mythical father and applies them to his personal life

When Sargent "Sarge" Shriver―founder of the Peace Corps and architect of President Johnson's conflict on Poverty―died in 2011 after a valiant struggle with Alzheimer's, millions of tributes poured in from pals and strangers world wide. those tributes, which extolled the day-by-day kindness and humanity of "a sturdy man," moved his son Mark excess of those that lauded Sarge for his big-stage, headline-making accomplishments. After a life-time looking for the trail to his father's luck within the public enviornment, Mark as a substitute turns to a look for the key of his father's pleasure, his devotion to others, and his experience of objective. Mark discovers notes and letters from Sarge; hears own tales from family and friends that 0 in at the 3 guiding ideas of Sarge's life―faith, wish, and love―and recounts moments with Sarge that now tackle new price and poignancy. within the method, Mark discovers a lot approximately himself, as a father, as a husband, and as a social justice recommend. A strong Man is an inspirational and deeply own tale a couple of son getting to know the genuine that means of his father's legacy.

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