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Author Patrick, Deval.

Title A reason to believe : lessons from an improbable life / by Deval Patrick.

Publication Info. New York : Broadway Books, [2011]
©2011

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Location Call No. Status
 Avon Free Public Library - Adult Department  92 DEVAL    Check Shelf
 Berlin-Peck Memorial Library - Biographies  92 BIOGRAPHY PATRICK    Check Shelf
 Bloomfield, Prosser Library - Adult Department  BIOG. PATRICK, D.    Check Shelf
 Canton Public Library - Adult Department  BIO PATRICK    Check Shelf
 Enfield, Main Library - Biographies  B PATRICK    Check Shelf
 Middletown, Russell Library - Adult Biography  B-PATRICK PAT    Check Shelf
 New Britain, Main Library - Non Fiction  92 PATRICK, DEV    Check Shelf
 Simsbury Public Library - Biographies  BIOG PATRICK, DEVAL    Check Shelf
 South Windsor Public Library - Biographies  B PATRICK    Check Shelf
 West Hartford, Noah Webster Library - Biographies  B PATRICK DEVAL P    Check Shelf

Edition First edition.
Description 227 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
Contents Vision is essential -- Know who you are -- Try a new perspective -- Learn to love -- Save a place -- Faith is how you live -- Overcoming kryptonite -- In defense of idealism.
Summary In January 2007, Deval Patrick became the first black governor of the state of Massachusetts, one of only two black governors elected in American history. But that was just one triumphant step in a long, improbable journey that began in a poor tenement on the South Side of Chicago. From a chaotic childhood to an elite boarding school in New England, from a sojourn doing relief work in Africa to the boardrooms of Fortune 500 companies, and then to a career in politics, Patrick has led an extraordinary life. In this book, he pays tribute to the family, friends, and strangers who, through words and deeds, have instilled in him transcendent lessons of faith, perseverance, and friendship. In doing so, he reminds us of the power of community and the imperative of idealism.
Subject Patrick, Deval.
Governors -- Massachusetts -- Biography.
African American governors.
Massachusetts -- Politics and government -- 1951-
Lawyers -- United States -- Biography.
Chicago (Ill.) -- Biography.
Note Lessons from an improbable life
ISBN 9780767931120
0767931122
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