Shortest way home : one mayor's challenge and a model for America's future
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Shortest way home : one mayor's challenge and a model for America's future

By Buttigieg, Pete, 1982- author.

Genre Biography.

Published [2019] by Liveright Publishing Corporation, New York

ISBN 9781631494369

Bib Id 2244830

Edition First edition.

Description 352 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm

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LCCN
2018-044991
ISBN
9781631494369 (hardcover) $27.95
1631494368
Call #
B Buttigieg
Title
Shortest way home : one mayor's challenge and a model for America's future
Varying Form of Title
One mayor's challenge and a model for America's future
Edition
First edition.
Publication Information
[2019] by Liveright Publishing Corporation, New York :
Description
352 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Note
Includes index.
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents
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
"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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Biography.
Biography

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