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The Resource You can't go wrong doing right : how a child of poverty rose to the White House and helped change the world, Robert J. Brown

You can't go wrong doing right : how a child of poverty rose to the White House and helped change the world, Robert J. Brown

Label
You can't go wrong doing right : how a child of poverty rose to the White House and helped change the world
Title
You can't go wrong doing right
Title remainder
how a child of poverty rose to the White House and helped change the world
Statement of responsibility
Robert J. Brown
Title variation
You cannot go wrong doing right
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"An unforgettable account of a quietly remarkable life, Robert Brown's memoir takes readers behind the scenes of pivotal moments from the 20th century, where the lessons he learned at his grandmother's knee helped him shape America as we know it today. Called "a world-class power broker" by the Washington Post, Robert Brown has been a sought-after counselor for an impressive array of the famous and powerful, including every American president since John F. Kennedy. But as a child born into poverty in the 1930s, Robert was raised by his grandmother to think differently about success. For example, "The best way to influence others is to be helpful," she told him. And, "You can't go wrong by doing right." Fueled by these lessons on humble, principled service, Brown went on to play a pivotal, mostly unseen role alongside the great and the powerful of our time: trailing the mob in 1950s Harlem with a young Robert F. Kennedy; helping the white corporate leadership at Woolworth integrate their lunch counters; channeling money from American businesses to the Civil Rights movement; accompanying Coretta Scott King, at her request, to Memphis the day after her husband had been shot; advising Richard Nixon on how to support black entrepreneurship; becoming the only person allowed to visit Nelson Mandela in Pollsmoor prison in Cape Town. Full of unbelievable moments and reminders that the path to influence runs through a life of generosity, You Can't Go Wrong Doing Right blends a heartwarming, historically fascinating account with memorable lessons that will speak to the dreamer in all of us." -- Publisher annotation
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
MLSOD
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1935-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Brown, Robert J.
Dewey number
320.092
Index
no index present
LC call number
E840.8.B77
LC item number
A3 2019
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Brown, Robert J
  • Political consultants
  • Business consultants
  • Grandmothers
  • Grandparent and child
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Cultural, Ethnic & Regional / African American & Black
  • FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS / Extended Family
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / Civil Rights
Label
You can't go wrong doing right : how a child of poverty rose to the White House and helped change the world, Robert J. Brown
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Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
1077716756
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xiii, 237 pages
Isbn
9781524762780
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Label
You can't go wrong doing right : how a child of poverty rose to the White House and helped change the world, Robert J. Brown
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
1077716756
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xiii, 237 pages
Isbn
9781524762780
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n

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