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The Resource A reason to believe : lessons from an improbable life, Deval Patrick, (electronic resource)

A reason to believe : lessons from an improbable life, Deval Patrick, (electronic resource)

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
TEFOD
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Patrick, Deval
Dewey number
974.4/044092
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
F71.22.P37
LC item number
A3 2011eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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, (electronic resource)
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Color
multicolored
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
unknown
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
1 online resource (227 p.)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780307720764
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Level of compression
unknown
Note
EBOOK
Other physical details
ill.
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
0449BE26-BDD2-4C67-84F0-06E68E31C1E3
System control number
  • 2153564
  • 1010016
  • (OCoLC)ocm759509362
  • 4505-44460
  • (OCoLC)759509362
  • (OCoLC)ocn759509362
  • (OUa)vtls000848727
  • 2153564
Label
A reason to believe : lessons from an improbable life, Deval Patrick, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Color
multicolored
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
unknown
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
1 online resource (227 p.)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780307720764
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Level of compression
unknown
Note
EBOOK
Other physical details
ill.
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
0449BE26-BDD2-4C67-84F0-06E68E31C1E3
System control number
  • 2153564
  • 1010016
  • (OCoLC)ocm759509362
  • 4505-44460
  • (OCoLC)759509362
  • (OCoLC)ocn759509362
  • (OUa)vtls000848727
  • 2153564

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