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The Resource A reason to believe : [lessons from an improbable life], by Deval Patrick

A reason to believe : [lessons from an improbable life], by Deval Patrick

Label
A reason to believe : [lessons from an improbable life]
Title
A reason to believe
Title remainder
[lessons from an improbable life]
Statement of responsibility
by Deval Patrick
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
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. With humility, humor, and grace, he offers a road map for attaining happiness, empowerment, and success while also making an appeal for readers to cultivate those achievements in others, to feel a greater stake in this world, and to shape a life worth living. This book tells the story of a uniquely American odyssey and a testament to what is possible in our lives and our communities if we are hopeful, generous, and resilient
Cataloging source
TEFBT
Dewey number
  • 974.4/044092
  • B
Form of composition
not applicable
Format of music
not applicable
LC call number
F71.22.P37
LC item number
A3 2011ab
Literary text for sound recordings
autobiography
Music parts
not applicable
PerformerNote
Read by the author
Transposition and arrangement
not applicable
Label
A reason to believe : [lessons from an improbable life], by Deval Patrick
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Subtitle from container
  • Unabridged
  • Compact discs
Capture and storage technique
unknown
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
1291407
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Library edition
Extent
5 audio discs (approximately 70 min. each)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9780307878106
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
s
Other physical details
digital
Publisher number
8613-CD
Special playback characteristics
unknown
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1291407
  • (Sirsi) 1291407
  • (OCoLC)697161688
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Label
A reason to believe : [lessons from an improbable life], by Deval Patrick
Publication
Note
  • Subtitle from container
  • Unabridged
  • Compact discs
Capture and storage technique
unknown
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
1291407
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Library edition
Extent
5 audio discs (approximately 70 min. each)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9780307878106
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
s
Other physical details
digital
Publisher number
8613-CD
Special playback characteristics
unknown
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1291407
  • (Sirsi) 1291407
  • (OCoLC)697161688
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

Library Locations

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      22 Bedford Road, Carlisle, MA, 01741, US
      42.528835 -71.348117
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