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Sarge : the life and times of Sargent Shriver

Author: Scott Stossel
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : Smithsonian Books, ©2004.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Chronicles the life and career of R. Sargent Shriver, including such accomplishements as creating the Peace Corps, heading the War on Poverty, becoming ambassador to France, and founding such organizations at Head Start, Job Corps, and the Special Olympics.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Sargent Shriver; Kennedy family.; Sargent Shriver; Kennedy family.; Sargent Shriver
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Scott Stossel
ISBN: 1588341275 9781588341273
OCLC Number: 54046574
Description: xxx, 761 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
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.
Responsibility: Scott Stossel ; foreword by Bill Moyers.

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Chronicles the life and career of R. Sargent Shriver, including such accomplishements as creating the Peace Corps, heading the War on Poverty, becoming ambassador to France, and founding such organizations at Head Start, Job Corps, and the Special Olympics.

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