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You can't go wrong doing right : how a child of poverty rose to the White House and helped change the world

Author: Robert J Brown
Publisher: New York : Convergent, [2019] ©2019
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"An unforgettable account of a quietly remarkable life, Robert Brown's memoir takes readers behind the scenes of pivotal moments from the 20th century, where the lessons he learned at his grandmother's knee helped him shape America as we know it today. Called "a world-class power broker" by the Washington Post, Robert Brown has been a sought-after counselor for an impressive array of the famous and powerful,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Nonfiction
Autobiographies
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Political
Biographies
Biography
Named Person: Robert J Brown
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert J Brown
ISBN: 9781524762780 1524762784
OCLC Number: 1077716756
Description: xiii, 237 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Foreword --
Prologue: An Unexpected Visit --
You Don't Have to Be Rich to Give --
The Lord Doesn't Make Mistakes --
Protect and Serve --
Fighting Through Dark Times --
Quiet Victories --
The Strength to Serve --
Violence Begets Violence --
Secret Weapon --
Crossing the Political Divide --
Called to Serve --
Working Within the System --
Something Bigger Than You --
The Lord Will Take Care of the Rest --
Friends on the Enemies List --
Life Is Not a Smooth Ride --
A Righteous Cause --
Confronting the Crocodile --
Conclusion: Smuggling and Other Good Deeds.
Other Titles: You cannot go wrong doing right
Responsibility: Robert J. Brown.

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"An unforgettable account of a quietly remarkable life, Robert Brown's memoir takes readers behind the scenes of pivotal moments from the 20th century, where the lessons he learned at his grandmother's knee helped him shape America as we know it today. Called "a world-class power broker" by the Washington Post, Robert Brown has been a sought-after counselor for an impressive array of the famous and powerful, including every American president since John F. Kennedy. But as a child born into poverty in the 1930s, Robert was raised by his grandmother to think differently about success. For example, "The best way to influence others is to be helpful," she told him. And, "You can't go wrong by doing right." Fueled by these lessons on humble, principled service, Brown went on to play a pivotal, mostly unseen role alongside the great and the powerful of our time: trailing the mob in 1950s Harlem with a young Robert F. Kennedy; helping the white corporate leadership at Woolworth integrate their lunch counters; channeling money from American businesses to the Civil Rights movement; accompanying Coretta Scott King, at her request, to Memphis the day after her husband had been shot; advising Richard Nixon on how to support black entrepreneurship; becoming the only person allowed to visit Nelson Mandela in Pollsmoor prison in Cape Town. Full of unbelievable moments and reminders that the path to influence runs through a life of generosity, You Can't Go Wrong Doing Right blends a heartwarming, historically fascinating account with memorable lessons that will speak to the dreamer in all of us."--Publisher annotation.

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