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Author Brown, Robert J. (Robert Joe), 1935- author.

Title 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.| [Axis 360 electronic resource]

Edition First edition.
Publication Info. New York : Convergent, [2019]
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Description 1 online resource (xiii, 237 pages)
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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.
Describes how the power broker and presidential advisor took lessons from his grandmother and his poverty-stricken childhood to inform his life's work.
Subject Brown, Robert J. (Robert Joe), 1935-
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.
Business consultants. (OCoLC)fst00842443
Grandmothers. (OCoLC)fst00946353
Grandparent and child. (OCoLC)fst00946360
Political consultants. (OCoLC)fst01069231
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Genre Biographies.
Nonfiction.
Autobiographies.
Electronic books.
Biographies. (OCoLC)fst01919896
Biography. (OCoLC)fst01423686
Added Title You cannot go wrong doing right
Other Form: Electronic reproduction of (manifestation): Brown, Robert J. (Robert Joe), 1935- You can't go wrong doing right New York : Convergent, [2019] 9781524762780 (NjBwBT)bl2018192314 (OCoLC)1019883856
ISBN 9781524762797 :
1524762792 :
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