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Shortest way home : one mayor's challenge and a model for America's future / Pete Buttigieg.


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General Note: Includes index.
Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note: Remembering -- The South Bend i grew up in -- Learning -- City on a hill -- Analytics -- Campaigning -- The volunteers -- "Meet Pete" -- A fresh start for South Bend -- Governing -- A Monday morning -- The celebrant and the mourner -- A plan, and not quite enough time -- Talent, purpose, and the smartest -- Sewers in the world -- Subconscious operations -- Meeting -- Brushfire on the silicon prairie -- Hitting home -- Becoming -- Dirt sailor -- "The war's over" -- Becoming one person -- Becoming whole -- Building -- Slow- motion chase -- Not "again" -- Acknowledgments -- Notes -- Index.
Summary, etc.: "A mayor's inspirational story of a Midwest city that has become nothing less than a blueprint for the future of American renewal. Once described by the Washington Post as "the most interesting mayor you've never heard of," Pete Buttigieg, the thirty-six-year-old Democratic mayor of South Bend, Indiana, has improbably emerged as one of the nation's most visionary politicians. First elected in 2011, Buttigieg left a successful business career to move back to his hometown, previously tagged by Newsweek as a "dying city," because the industrial Midwest beckoned as a challenge to the McKinsey-trained Harvard graduate. Whether meeting with city residents on middle-school basketball courts, reclaiming abandoned houses, confronting gun violence, or attracting high-tech industry, Buttigieg has transformed South Bend into a shining model of urban reinvention. While Washington reels with scandal, Shortest Way Home interweaves two once-unthinkable success stories: that of an Afghanistan veteran who came out and found love and acceptance, all while in office, and that of a Rust Belt city so thoroughly transformed that it shatters the way we view America's so-called flyover country."--Provided by publisher.
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Subject: Indiana South Bend
Afghan War (2001-)
South Bend (Ind.) Biography
South Bend (Ind.) Politics and government
Gay politicians Indiana South Bend Biography
Gay men Indiana Biography
Afghan War, 2001- Veterans Biography
Urban renewal Indiana South Bend
Mayors Indiana South Bend Biography
Buttigieg, Pete 1982-
Genre: Electronic books.

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Shortest Way Home : One Mayor's Challenge and a Model for America's Future
Shortest Way Home : One Mayor's Challenge and a Model for America's Future
by Buttigieg, Pete
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Shortest Way Home : One Mayor's Challenge and a Model for America's Future

The meteoric rise of the mayor of a small Midwest city, who defied every pundit's odds with his electrifying run for the presidency, created one of the most surprising candidacies in recent American history. The fact that his New York Times best-selling memoir, Shortest Way Home, didn't read like your typical campaign book only added to "Mayor Pete's" transcendent appeal. Readers everywhere, old and young, came to appreciate the "stirring, honest, and often beautiful" (Jill Lepore, New Yorker) personal stories and gripping mayoral tales, which provided, in lyrical prose, the political and philosophical foundations of his historic campaign.Now featuring a new introduction and a "Back Home" afterword, in which Buttigieg movingly returns with the reader to his roots in his hometown city of South Bend, Indiana, as well as a transcript of the eulogy for his father, Joseph Buttigieg, Shortest Way Home, already considered a classic of the political memoir form, provides us with a beacon of hope at a time of social despair and political crisis.

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