Mark Shriver to hold reading, signing of new book on father, Sargent Shriver

Wednesday, October 10, 2012 at 4:29pm
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Mark Shriver

Mark Shriver, son of Sargent Shriver, will be in Nashville Thursday to discuss his new book A Good Man: Rediscovering My Father, Sargent Shriver.

Former Gov. Phil Bredesen and John Seigenthaler will host an event at 12:30 p.m. Thursday at the Nashville Public Library, where Mark Shriver will be reading from his book and signing copies.

Sargent Shriver, who died of Alzheimer’s last year, is known as the founder of the Peace Corps, a major influence of the “war on poverty” and a partner with his wife, Eunice, in founding the Special Olympics.

In the book, the younger Shriver discusses his father’s 10-year battle with the disease and tells of how Sargent Shriver helped plan the 1963 state funeral of his brother-in-law, John F. Kennedy, at the personal request of Jacqueline Kennedy.

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