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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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  • 7 of 12 copies available at NC Cardinal. (Show)
  • 2 of 3 copies available at Forsyth County Public Library.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Clemmons Branch B Brown, Robert (Text) 0112519840659 Adult New Nonfiction Available -
Forsyth Central B Brown, Robert (Text) 0112522354705 Adult New Biography Checked out 06/04/2019
Walkertown Branch B Brown, Robert (Text) 0112522354812 Adult New Biography Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781524762780
  • ISBN: 1524762784
  • Physical Description: print
    xiii, 237 pages ; 22 cm.
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Convergent, [2019]

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Summary, etc.: 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.
Subject: Brown, Robert J 1935-
Political consultants United States Biography
Business consultants United States Biography
Grandmothers United States
Grandparent and child United States
Genre: Autobiographies.
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