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Sarge: The Life and Times of Sargent Shriver Hardcover – May 17, 2004
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“Required reading for anyone interested in the political affairs of 20th-century America and the story of the Kennedy dynasty.”—Robert Dallek, author of An Unfinished Life: John F. Kennedy, 1917-1963
“This is a superbly researched, immensely readable political biography.”—Publishers Weekly
“A careful and capable portrait, of much interest to advocates of an activist, beneficent government and students of the Kennedy era alike.”—Kirkus
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Scott Stossel's rich biography deserves five stars on two accounts. It is an accurate, compelling story of a great man and humanitarian. In addition it is remarkably well written and cohesive book. As I read it, I kept thinking this is Pulitzer Prize quality writing
A really good book.
In contrast, Sargent Shriver, as this biography shows, was someone who gathered the best minds about him. They would openly and heatedly debate each other about not only the problem, but also about various solutions (rather than one alone). What kept them from all hating each other? For one thing, they knew that Sargent Shriver valued each of their varied contributions; for another, they also knew that they were serving the greater good, not just their boss, Shriver, or the president (JFK or LBJ).
This book will impress you with how much good was accomplished by one man. But it will also impress upon you the fact that the good things Sarge accomplished were the product of a man who had a largeness of mind, an openness to different ideas, an intellectual curiosity that always sought out the wisdom of others.
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Possibly the most inspiring biography I've ever read. Everyone should study the life of Sargent Shriver. He was a saint!Published 1 month ago by KD
Well written. Fascinating story of a man who would have done so much even without the Kennedy family.Published 8 months ago by PW
Excellent, excellent book about an excellent man.
The reader is annoying for his frequent mispronunciation of names and words. Read more
Fascinating story about a man who had a lot of influence on life in America that directly touched me.Published 22 months ago by Swissmiss
Very detailed account of Mr. Shriver's life. As a huge admirer of his, I appreciate Mr. Stossel's biographical viewpoint. Good reading.Published on August 22, 2014 by Amazon Customer
He invented the word "bioethics," he played at Wimbledon, he knew Nixon was a crook ten years before Watergate, he invented the Peace Corps, Head Start and the Special... Read morePublished on August 21, 2014 by Peter Borenstein
A paper back book this heavy and with such small print becomes an ordeal to read. Perhaps there is a way to alert a buyer to this. Read morePublished on April 12, 2014 by Margot Karras