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

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  • 4 of 5 copies available at Sage Library System.

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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.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Circulation Modifier Age Hold Protection Active/Create Date Status Due Date
Baker Sumpter Branch 320.85409772 .B988s 2019 (Text) 37814003465433 NON-FICTION - NEW Book System_Only_3months 07/12/2019 Available -
Cook Memorial Library - La Grande 977.289 B988 (Text) 35178001778656 Adult Non-Fiction Book None 01/27/2020 Available -
Gilliam County Library 977.2 BUTT (Text) 37823000178238 New New/High Demand Branch_Only_3months 07/31/2020 Available -
Hood River County Library 977.289 BUT 2019 (Text) 33892100587527 Adult Non-Fiction Book None 03/01/2019 Checked out 10/01/2020
Ione Public Library 977 BUT (Text) 37843000058743 Adult Nonfiction Book Branch_Only_3months 05/16/2019 Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781631494369
  • ISBN: 1631494368
  • Physical Description: 352 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Liveright Publishing Corporation, [2019]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Includes 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.
Subject: Buttigieg, Pete, 1982-
Mayors > Indiana > South Bend > Biography.
South Bend (Ind.) > Politics and government.
Urban renewal > Indiana > South Bend.
Afghan War, 2001- > Veterans > Biography.
Gay men > Indiana > Biography.
South Bend (Ind.) > Biography.
Genre: Autobiographies.

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