9781631494369

Shortest Way Home

One Mayor's Challenge and a Model for America's Future

Pete Buttigieg


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ISBN: 9781631494369
Published: February 2019

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Once described by The Washington Post as "the most interesting mayor you've never heard of", Pete Buttigieg, the thirty-six-year-old Democratic mayor of South Bend, Indiana, has improbably emerged as one of the nation's most visionary politicians. First elected in 2011, Buttigieg left a successful business career to move back to his hometown, previously tagged by Newsweek as a "dying city", because the industrial Midwest beckoned as a challenge to the McKinsey-trained Harvard graduate. Whether meeting with city residents on middle-school basketball courts, reclaiming abandoned houses, confronting gun violence, or attracting high-tech industry, Buttigieg has transformed South Bend into a shining model of urban reinvention.

While Washington reels with scandal, Shortest Way Home interweaves two once-unthinkable success stories: that of an Afghanistan veteran who came out and found love and acceptance, all while in office, and that of a Rust Belt city so thoroughly transformed that it shatters the way we view America's so-called flyover country.

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  • Format:
  • ISBN: 9781631494369
  • Published: February 2019
  • Publisher: WW Norton & Co
  • Number of pages: 352
  • Width (mm): 163
  • Height (mm): 241
  • Depth (mm): 33
  • Weight (g): 620

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