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Few authors have had fathers whose achievements could rival those of Sargent Shriver (1915-2011). He was one of John F. Kennedy's right-hand men; the founder of the Peace Corps; the architect of Lyndon Johnson's War on Poverty; and an ambassador to France. This memoir does more than simply retouch all the hallmarks of Shriver's illustrious career; instead, it grapples with the realities of one man's relationship to his father. During the last eight years of Sargent's life, that relationship was complicated and sometimes strained by the onset of his Alzheimer's disease. A moving, ultimately affectionate account of a good man; a thoughtful gift for Father's Day.