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The Resource George Romney : an American life :, by Patrick Foster ; foreword by Mitt Romney

George Romney : an American life :, by Patrick Foster ; foreword by Mitt Romney

Label
George Romney : an American life :
Title
George Romney
Title remainder
an American life :
Statement of responsibility
by Patrick Foster ; foreword by Mitt Romney
Title variation
From homeless refugee to presidential candidate
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"George W. Romney was a remarkable person. As Chairman of American Motors Corporation from 1954-1962 he saved that company from sure destruction and led it to its greatest success. He later became the most popular governor in Michigan history, a Republican stalwart beloved in a Democratic state. He ran for the presidency in 1967 and served as Secretary of HUD in the first Nixon administration before leaving over concerns about the president. More than a mere list of accomplishments, he also lived a romantic, heroic life. While still a child his family was chased out of their home in Mexico, becoming homeless refugees living in poverty. Even after the family reestablished itself in the United States they lived a hand-to-mouth existence, but Romney never lost hope. He believed that in America anyone could rise above their humble origins and accomplish anything they wanted to. He went from being a farmhand and carpenter to becoming the most famous CEO of his era. Seen as a steady, wholesome sort, he rashly quit college to win the hand of a beautiful Hollywood starlet he loved intensely. In this book you ll learn the story of one of the most remarkable men of the 20th-century, a man who combined sheer moral force with hard-driving determination to succeed. Honest, truthful, hard-working and decent, Romney was the sort of person who comes along rarely, and leaves us too soon. His type sets the standard by which others are judged. And for that we can be grateful." --Back cover
Biography type
individual biography
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Foster, Patrick R
Dewey number
320
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
JA
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Romney, Mitt
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Romney, George W
  • Automobile industry executives
  • Businessmen
  • Politicians
  • Governors
  • Presidential candidates
Target audience
general
Label
George Romney : an American life :, by Patrick Foster ; foreword by Mitt Romney
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
"Foreword by Mitt Romney"--Cover
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
sky290056901
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
269 pages
Isbn
9781684198382
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
jtv 01/18
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
George Romney : an American life :, by Patrick Foster ; foreword by Mitt Romney
Publication
Copyright
Note
"Foreword by Mitt Romney"--Cover
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
sky290056901
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
269 pages
Isbn
9781684198382
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
jtv 01/18
Other physical details
illustrations

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