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Author Stossel, Scott.

Title Sarge : the life and times of Sargent Shriver / Scott Stossel ; foreword by Bill Moyers.

Imprint Washington [D.C.] : Smithsonian Books, c2004.

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 PAS Central Library Non-Fiction, 1st Floor    92 SHRIVER,S STO    Available
Description xxx, 761 p., [24] p. of plates : ill. ; 24 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 685-738) and index.
Contents Part I: Youth (1915-1945) -- 1. States rights, religious freedom, and local self-government -- 2. The education of a leader -- 3. A Yale man -- 4. War -- Part II: The Chicago years (1945-1960) -- 5. Joseph P. Kennedy -- 6. Eunice -- 7. The long courtship -- 8. Marriage -- 9. Religion and civil rights -- 10. Chicago politics -- 11. Dawn of the new frontier -- 12. The talent hunt -- Part III: The peace corps (1961-1963) -- 13. The towering task -- 14. Shriver's Socratic seminar -- 15. The battle for independence -- 16. "The trip" -- 17. Storming Capitol Hill -- 18. Shriverizing -- 19. Timberlawn -- 20. Bigger, better, faster -- 21. Psychiatrists and astrologers -- 22. Growing pains -- 23. Tragedy -- Part IV: The war on poverty (1964-1968) -- 24. Shriver for vice president -- 25. Origins of the war on poverty -- 26. "Mr. Poverty" -- 27. A beautiful hysteria -- 28. Mobilizing for war -- 29. Wooing congress -- 30. The law of the jungle -- 31. "Political pornography" -- 32. Head start -- 33. A revolution in poverty law -- 34. "Double commander-in-chief" -- 35. The OEO in trouble -- 36. King of the hill -- 37. What next? -- Part V: France (1968-1970) -- 38. Springtime in Paris -- 39. "Sarjean Shreevair" -- 40. The 1968 election -- 41. Nixon in Paris -- 42. Au Revoir -- Part VI: Democratic politics (1970-1976) -- 43. The politics of life -- 44. International men of mystery -- 45. Shriver for vice president -- 46. Shriver for president -- Part VII: Private life, public service (1976-2003) -- 47. Nuclear politics -- 48. Special Olympics, a family affair -- 49. Faith and hope.
Subject Shriver, Sargent, 1915-2011-
Kennedy family.
Democratic Party (U.S.) -- Biography.
Politicians -- United States -- Biography.
Businessmen -- Illinois -- Chicago -- Biography.
Lawyers -- United States -- Biography.
Ambassadors -- United States -- Biography.
United States -- Politics and government -- 1945-1989.
United States -- Politics and government -- 1989-
ISBN 1588341275 (alk. paper) : $32.50

 
    
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