The Courage to Lead: One Man's Journey in Public Service

The Courage to Lead: One Man's Journey in Public Service

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The Courage to Lead: One Man's Journey in Public Service by Lee

Howard Lee's book The Courage to Lead profiles his life, one that has been filled with challenges and risks, as well as rewards. He gives the reader an opportunity to travel with him from the cotton fields of a sharecropper's farm, through a world wrought with danger and hopelessness, to the mountain peaks where he achieved great personal success as a leader. He has woven together stories and events which will keep the reader turning the pages from beginning to end as he reveals the surprising twists and turns his life has taken. This book will inspire, motivate, and challenge the reader to have faith and believe that even the wildest dreams can come true through determination and perseverance.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780981692104
Publisher: John F Blair, Publisher
Publication date: 10/01/2008
Pages: 199
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range: 3 Months

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix Preface xi The Black Man's Journey xii Foreword Marion Ellis xv
1 Election Night 1
2 Planting Roots in Chapel Hill 9
3 The Campaign for Mayor 20
4 My Family and the Farm 27
5 Growing Up in Lithonia 41
6 College Years 61
7 Surviving the Army 69
8 A Letter to the President 74
9 From Coffee to Korea 81
10 North to Camp Casey 88
11 From Savannah to North Carolina 97
12 The Oath of Office 104
13 A Run for Congress 123
14 Last Term as Mayor 135
15 The Campaign for Lieutenant Governor 141
16 Pioneer in a Governor's Cabinet 145
17 Balancing Politics and a Business 161
18 North Carolina State Senator 168
19 Educational Leader: Chairman of State Board of Education 175
20 Looking Back, Looking Forward 179 Postscript: I Am a Teacher 186 Index 189

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