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

By: Buttigieg, Pete, 1982- [author.]
Material type: TextTextPublisher: New York : Liveright Publishing Corporation, [2019]Copyright date: 2019Edition: First editionDescription: 352 pages : illustrations ; 25 cmContent type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781631494369; 1631494368Other title: One mayor's challenge and a model for America's futureSubject(s): Buttigieg, Pete, 1982- | Mayors -- Indiana -- South Bend -- Biography | Urban renewal -- Indiana -- South Bend | Afghan War, 2001- -- Veterans -- Biography | Gay men -- Indiana -- South Bend -- Biography | Gay politicians -- Indiana -- South Bend -- Biography | South Bend (Ind.) -- Politics and government | South Bend (Ind.) -- BiographyGenre/Form: Nonfiction. | Biography. | Autobiographies.DDC classification: 977.2/89 LOC classification: F534.S7 | B87 2019
Contents:
The South Bend I grew up in -- City on a hill -- Analytics -- The volunteers -- "Meet Pete" -- A fresh start for South Bend -- 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 -- Brushfire on the silicon prairie -- Hitting home -- Dirt sailor -- "The war's over" -- Becoming one person -- Becoming whole -- Slow-motion chase -- Not "again".
Summary: 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.
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Includes index.

The South Bend I grew up in -- City on a hill -- Analytics -- The volunteers -- "Meet Pete" -- A fresh start for South Bend -- 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 -- Brushfire on the silicon prairie -- Hitting home -- Dirt sailor -- "The war's over" -- Becoming one person -- Becoming whole -- Slow-motion chase -- Not "again".

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.

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