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Author Buttigieg, Pete, 1982- author.

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

Publication Info. New York : Liveright Publishing Corporation, 2019.


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Edition First edition.
Description 352 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
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.
Note Includes 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 -- Monday morning: a tour -- 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.
Subject Buttigieg, Pete, 1982-
Afghan War (2001-) (OCoLC)fst01695175
Mayors -- Indiana -- South Bend -- Biography.
South Bend (Ind.) -- Politics and government.
Urban renewal -- Indiana -- South Bend.
Afghan War, 2001-2021 -- Veterans -- Biography.
Gay men -- Indiana -- Biography.
South Bend (Ind.) -- Biography.
POLITICAL SCIENCE / American Government / State & Provincial.
Gay men. (OCoLC)fst00939117
Mayors. (OCoLC)fst01012869
Politics and government. (OCoLC)fst01919741
Urban renewal. (OCoLC)fst01162536
Veterans. (OCoLC)fst01165710
Indiana. (OCoLC)fst01204604
Indiana -- South Bend. (OCoLC)fst01208959
Genre/Form Biography. (OCoLC)fst01423686
Added Title One mayor's challenge and a model for America's future
ISBN 9781631494369 (hardcover)
1631494368 (hardcover)
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