By Mark Shriver
In this intimate portrait of a unprecedented father-son courting, Mark ok. 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 warfare on Poverty—died in 2011 after a valiant struggle with Alzheimer's, millions of tributes poured in from acquaintances and strangers around the world. those tributes, which extolled the day-by-day kindness and humanity of "a strong man," moved his son Mark way over those that lauded Sarge for his big-stage, headline-making accomplishments. After an entire life looking for the trail to his father's luck within the public area, Mark as a substitute turns to a look for the key of his father's pleasure, his devotion to others, and his feel of goal. 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, desire, and love—and recounts moments with Sarge that now tackle new worth and poignancy. within the procedure, Mark discovers a lot approximately himself, as a father, as a husband, and as a social justice recommend. A stable Man is an inspirational and deeply own tale a couple of son researching the genuine which means of his father's legacy.
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