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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

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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 impressi
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Hardcover, 256 pages
Published January 15th 2019 by Convergent Books
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Heather


My first thought reading this book was, "Why have I never heard of this man?"  My second was, "This is like real-life Forrest Gump."  The man popped up at many of the major events of the 20th century in two countries.

When I finished I had to take a minute to review how this had happened.

He was born in poverty in the south but was able to get an education over time.
He took the police test for research but ended up scoring really high.  He became one of the first black officers in his area.
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Azabu
Mar 20, 2019 rated it liked it
A rags-to-riches memoir set within the larger context of segregated 20th century America. Raised by his devout grandmother in North Carolina, the book’s title is advice she passed along that inspired him ‘to make Mama and Daddy proud’ despite overwhelming odds. A keen and honest guide to the difficulties of the racial divide of his generation, Brown traces the path that began when he aced the local police exam in the 1950s. The trajectory of an illustrious career as a public relations executive ...more
Chloé Olsen
Mar 19, 2019 rated it really liked it
An insightful read into the civil rights era and the incredible work of one behind-the-scenes man. Roberts perspective is sage and refreshing. I loved the message of this memoir.
Mary
Feb 17, 2019 rated it really liked it
Wonderful memoir by Robert Brown who I had never heard of before.
Robert Rush
Feb 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing
The remarkable life story of one of my mentors. A remarkable first-person account of a man whose shaped world events whom you’ve probably never heard of. You will be touched and inspired.
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