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

Buttigieg, Pete 1982- (author,, narrator.).

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Participant or Performer Note: Read by the author.
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.
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Online resource; title from title details screen (OverDrive, viewed February 26, 2019).
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 South Bend Biography
Afghan War, 2001- Veterans Biography
Urban renewal Indiana South Bend
Mayors Indiana South Bend Biography
Buttigieg, Pete 1982-
Genre: Autobiographies.
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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 (Author, Narrated by)
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Shortest Way Home : One Mayor's Challenge and a Model for America's Future


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.

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