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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.

Brown, Robert J., 1935- author. (Author).
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Detroit Lakes Public Library 921 BRO (Text) 33500012842993 New Checked out 09/25/2019

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

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Summary, etc.: "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.
Author Notes

Robert Brown is CEO and founder of B&C International, a global management consulting firm, and founder of the International BookSmart Foundation, a nonprofit that to date has shipped over 5 million books to over 300 libraries in Africa. A trusted advisor to some of the most influential individuals, corporations and movements of the 20th and 21st centuries, Brown advised and raised money for the late Martin Luther King, Jr., and was contracted by companies like F.W. Woolworth Corporation, A&P Supermarkets, and Wrangler to handle corporate communications during pivotal moments of the civil rights movement. Later, as a special assistant to President Richard Nixon, he was credited with starting and developing the U. S. Minority Enterprise Program, which brought millions of dollars in support to black-owned businesses.

Subject: Brown, Robert J., 1935-
Political consultants > United States > Biography.
Business consultants > United States > Biography.
Grandmothers > United States.
Grandparent and child > United States.
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Cultural, Ethnic & Regional / African American & Black.
FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS / Extended Family.
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Civil Rights.
Genre: Biographies.

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