Catalog

Many Bibliomation libraries are adjusting their services at this time. Please contact your local library staff or consult their website for more information about the services they are providing.

Record Details

Catalog Search



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

Links

Record details

Content descriptions

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.
Source of Description Note:
Print version record.
Subject: Indiana South Bend
Indiana
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.
Autobiographies.

Additional Resources