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A reason to believe : lessons from an improbable life, Deval Patrick

Label
A reason to believe : lessons from an improbable life
Title
A reason to believe
Title remainder
lessons from an improbable life
Statement of responsibility
Deval Patrick
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In January 2007, Deval Patrick became the first black governor of the state of Massachusetts, one of only two black governors elected in American history. But that was just one triumphant step in a long, improbable journey that began in a poor tenement on the South Side of Chicago. From a chaotic childhood to an elite boarding school in New England, from a sojourn doing relief work in Africa to the boardrooms of Fortune 500 companies, and then to a career in politics, Patrick has led an extraordinary life. In this book, he pays tribute to the family, friends, and strangers who, through words and deeds, have instilled in him transcendent lessons of faith, perseverance, and friendship. In doing so, he reminds us of the power of community and the imperative of idealism. With humility, humor, and grace, he offers a road map for attaining happiness, empowerment, and success while also making an appeal for readers to cultivate those achievements in others, to feel a greater stake in this world, and to shape a life worth living. This book tells the story of a uniquely American odyssey and a testament to what is possible in our lives and our communities if we are hopeful, generous, and resilient
Summary
The first African-American governor of Massachusetts draws on lessons from his own life and career to counsel readers on how to build a meaningful community and country, sharing stories from his disadvantaged youth while describing his views on the transcendent power of friendship and faith
Tone
Writing style
Biography type
autobiography
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398877
Cataloging source
DLC
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Patrick, Deval
Dewey number
  • 974.4/044092
  • B
Index
no index present
LC call number
F71.22.P37
LC item number
A3 2011
Literary form
non fiction
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True
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  • Patrick, Deval
  • Governors
  • African American governors
  • African American politicians
  • African American lawyers
  • Lawyers
  • Lawyers
  • Lawyers
  • Governors
  • Governors
  • Politicians
  • Politicians
  • Massachusetts
  • Chicago (Ill.)
Target audience
adult
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lessons from an improbable life
Label
A reason to believe : lessons from an improbable life, Deval Patrick
Instantiates
Publication
Contents
Vision is essential -- Know who you are -- Try a new perspective -- Learn to love -- Save a place -- Faith is how you live -- Overcoming kryptonite -- In defense of idealism
Dimensions
20 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
227 p.
Isbn
9780767931120
Lccn
2010021528
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn613432110
  • (OCoLC)613432110
  • 187143
Label
A reason to believe : lessons from an improbable life, Deval Patrick
Publication
Contents
Vision is essential -- Know who you are -- Try a new perspective -- Learn to love -- Save a place -- Faith is how you live -- Overcoming kryptonite -- In defense of idealism
Dimensions
20 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
227 p.
Isbn
9780767931120
Lccn
2010021528
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn613432110
  • (OCoLC)613432110
  • 187143

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