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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
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
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
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Patrick, Deval
  • Governors
  • African American governors
  • Lawyers
  • Massachusetts
  • Chicago (Ill.)
Label
A reason to believe : lessons from an improbable life, Deval Patrick
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
ocm613432110
Dimensions
20 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
227 pages
Isbn
9780767931120
Lccn
2010021528
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)613432110
  • (Sirsi) a1072978
Label
A reason to believe : lessons from an improbable life, Deval Patrick
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
ocm613432110
Dimensions
20 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
227 pages
Isbn
9780767931120
Lccn
2010021528
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)613432110
  • (Sirsi) a1072978

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