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Giving: How Each of Us Can Change the World - Signed by  Bill Clinton - Signed First Edition - 2007 - from Blue Sky Books (SKU: biblio183)

Giving: How Each of Us Can Change the World - Signed

Giving: How Each of Us Can Change the World - Signed by  Bill Clinton - Signed First Edition - 2007 - from Blue Sky Books (SKU: biblio183)
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Giving: How Each of Us Can Change the World - Signed

by Clinton, Bill

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  • Signed
  • First
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ISBN 10
0307266745
ISBN 13
9780307266743
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Knopf, NY, 2007. Hardcover with dustjacket. 1st edition, 1st printing. SIGNED by the former President directly on the full tittle page. Copy of the "Giving" questionnaire laid in. Book and dustjacket is in Fine as new condition. Unread and mint. Dustjacket is protected in removable plastic Mylar cover.

Synopsis

Here, from Bill Clinton, is a call to action. Giving is an inspiring look at how each of us can change the world. First, it reveals the extraordinary and innovative efforts now being made by companies and organizations--and by individuals--to solve problems and save lives both "down the street and around the world." Then it urges us to seek out what each of us, "regardless of income, available time, age, and skills," can do to help, to give people a chance to live out their dreams.Bill Clinton shares his own experiences and those of other givers, representing a global flood tide of nongovernmental, nonprofit activity. These remarkable stories demonstrate that gifts of time, skills, things, and ideas are as important and effective as contributions of money. From Bill and Melinda Gates to a six-year-old California girl named McKenzie Steiner, who organized and supervised drives to clean up the beach in her community, Clinton introduces us to both well-known and unknown heroes of giving. Among them:Dr. Paul Farmer, who grew up living in the family bus in a trailer park, vowed to devote his life to giving high-quality medical care to the poor and has built innovative public health-care clinics first in Haiti and then in Rwanda;a New York couple, in Africa for a wedding, who visited several schools in Zimbabwe and were appalled by the absence of textbooks and school supplies. They founded their own organization to gather and ship materials to thirty-five schools. After three years, the percentage of seventh-graders who pass reading tests increased from 5 percent to 60 percent;'Oseola McCarty, who after seventy-five years of eking out a living by washing and ironing, gave $150,000 to the University of Southern Mississippi to endow a scholarship fund for African-American students;Andre Agassi, who has created a college preparatory academy in the Las Vegas neighborhood with the city's highest percentage of at-risk kids. "Tennis was a stepping-stone for me," says Agassi. "Changing a child's life is what I always wanted to do";Heifer International, which gave twelve goats to a Ugandan village. Within a year, Beatrice Biira's mother had earned enough money selling goat's milk to pay Beatrice's school fees and eventually to send all her children to school--and, as required, to pass on a baby goat to another family, thus multiplying the impact of the gift.Clinton writes about men and women who traded in their corporate careers, and the fulfillment they now experience through giving. He writes about energy-efficient practices, about progressive companies going green, about promoting fair wages and decent working conditions around the world. He shows us how one of the most important ways of giving can be an effort to change, improve, or protect a government policy. He outlines what we as individuals can do, the steps we can take, how much we should consider giving, and why our giving is so important.Bill Clinton's own actions in his post-presidential years have had an enormous impact on the lives of millions. Through his foundation and his work in the aftermath of the Asian tsunami and Hurricane Katrina, he has become an international spokesperson and model for the power of giving."We all have the capacity to do great things," President Clinton says. "My hope is that the people and stories in this book will lift spirits, touch hearts, and demonstrate that citizen activism and service can be a powerful agent of change in the world."From the Trade Paperback edition.

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Bookseller
Blue Sky Books US (US)
Bookseller Inventory #
biblio183
Title
Giving: How Each of Us Can Change the World - Signed
Author
Clinton, Bill
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
New Fine as new
Jacket condition
Fine as new
Quantity available
1
Edition
Signed First Edition
Binding
Hardcover
ISBN 10
0307266745
ISBN 13
9780307266743
Publisher
Knopf
Place of Publication
NY
Date published
2007
Keywords
signed, autographed, 1st

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