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Publisher Description

In this intimate portrait of an extraordinary father-son relationship, Mark K. Shriver discovers the moral principles that guided his legendary father and applies them to his own life

When Sargent "Sarge" Shriver—founder of the Peace Corps and architect of President Johnson's War on Poverty—died in 2011 after a valiant fight with Alzheimer's, thousands of tributes poured in from friends and strangers worldwide. These tributes, which extolled the daily kindness and humanity of "a good man," moved his son Mark far more than those who lauded Sarge for his big-stage, headline-making accomplishments. After a lifetime searching for the path to his father's success in the public arena, Mark instead turns to a search for the secret of his father's joy, his devotion to others, and his sense of purpose. Mark discovers notes and letters from Sarge; hears personal stories from friends and family that zero in on the three guiding principles of Sarge's life—faith, hope, and love—and recounts moments with Sarge that now take on new value and poignancy. In the process, Mark discovers much about himself, as a father, as a husband, and as a social justice advocate. A Good Man is an inspirational and deeply personal story about a son discovering the true meaning of his father's legacy.

Biographies & Memoirs
June 5
Henry Holt and Co.

Customer Reviews

Jazzahmadi ,

A Good Man

Really enjoyed reading felt at times like crying and made me remember what is most important God Family !

AprilnAlex ,

A good man

A wonderful story about an amazing family. I highly recommend this book for people who know someone that suffers with Alzheimer's. This book is also great for anyone that knows someone with special needs. Thank you Mark Shriver for telling your story!

Marty.Moose.Wallyworld ,

A Good Man

Sarge is often overlooked but the man changed the world. A great heartfelt book by Mark Shriver.