We Called It A War

by Sargent Shriver
We Called It A War

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This is Sargent Shriver's first-hand account of leading President Johnson's War on Poverty. Written on the cusp of the 1970s, the manuscript was recently rediscovered among Shriver's personal papers and subsequently edited by long-time friend and law partner, David Birenbaum. The book recounts Shriver's role in translating President Johnson's audacious pledge to end poverty into a working set of social programmes that continue to uplift and empower communities across the United States today. Fifty years on, Shriver's words remind us that to achieve equal opportunity and justice for all of our fellow citizens, we must again create an environment that nurtures bold ideas and empowers decisive, community-based action.
About the book

This is Sargent Shriver's first-hand account of leading President Johnson's War on Poverty. Written on the cusp of the 1970s, the manuscript was recently rediscovered among Shriver's personal papers and subsequently edited by long-time friend and law partner, David Birenbaum. The book recounts Shriver's role in translating President Johnson's audacious pledge to end poverty into a working set of social programmes that continue to uplift and empower communities across the United States today. Fifty years on, Shriver's words remind us that to achieve equal opportunity and justice for all of our fellow citizens, we must again create an environment that nurtures bold ideas and empowers decisive, community-based action.