If you are a history buff, a lover of nonfiction literature, or interested in social justice and the lives of great American leaders, you won't want to miss this special event.
Mark Kennedy Shriver, vice president of Save the Children and son of Sarge and Eunice Shriver, will share the accomplishments of his accomplished parents in a visit to Bolton on Thursday, Dec. 12, at the Bolton High School Student Commons.
In his poignant biography, A Good Man, Shriver talks about his father's private and public legacy. As Tom Brokaw writes:
"This is a deeply touching story of a famous family and the private joys and trials that came with it. Mark's love letter to his Dad is one we can all learn from."
At this event you can meet Shriver and get an autographed copy of his book.
In this intimate portrait of an extraordinary father-son relationship, Mark K. Shriver discovers the moral principles that guided his legendary father and applies them to his own life. When Sargent "Sarge" Shriver -- founder of the Peace Corps and architect of President Johnson's War on Poverty -- died in 2011 after a valiant fight with Alzheimer's, thousands of tributes poured in from friends and strangers worldwide. These tributes, which extolled the daily kindness and humanity of "a good man," moved his son Mark far more than those who lauded Sarge for his big-stage, headline-making accomplishments.
After a lifetime searching for the path to his father's success in the public arena, Mark instead turns to a search for the secret of his father's joy, his devotion to others, and his sense of purpose. Mark discovers notes and letters from Sarge; hears personal stories from friends and family that zero in on the three guiding principles of Sarge's life -- faith, hope, and love -- and recounts moments with Sarge that now take on new value and poignancy.
In the process, Mark discovers much about himself, as a father, as a husband, and as a social justice advocate. A Good Man is an inspirational and deeply personal story about a son discovering the true meaning of his father's legacy.
For more information, visit www.agoodmanbook.com/#sthash.oWOMSXLQ.dpuf
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Do you have books, CDs, DVDs, videotapes, or audio books that you no longer need? The Bolton Community Education Foundation sponsors a “Got Books” donation bin, located at the Bolton Center School parking lot near the Board of Education entrance. Bolton Center School is located at 108 Notch Road in Bolton.
Got Books is a national organization that collects books and then gives them away to schools, libraries, overseas troops, and groups in need. The organization also sells books and other items to benefit various charities.
Each time the collection bin fills, Got Books sends a truck to empty it, and the Bolton Community Education Foundation receives cash for each pound of books donated. So far our total income from this venture has been nearly $1,000! The Foundation uses the funds to support programs and provide grants for the town.
Got Books accepts all books in basic functional condition including hardcover and paperback books, children’s books, cookbooks, and limited copies of textbooks. Also accepted are CDs, DVDs, videotapes, and books on tape. The only reading materials not accepted are encyclopedias, magazines, newspapers, and catalogues. When you donate books, please give them a good toss so that the back of the bin fills as well.