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Book Title: The Concrete Killing Fields: One Woman's Battle to Break the Cycle of Homelessness|
The author of the book: Pat Morgan
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 35.96 MB
ISBN 13: 9781885331533
Edition: Mile High Press
Date of issue: February 20th 2014
Read full description of the books:Gripping and gnawing; fascinating and funny; mesmerizing yet motivating!
Have you ever wondered ... Why we still have so many homeless people on the streets? Why so many people with mental illness, homeless or not, are in jails or prisons? Why so many people are such strong supporters of President Bill Clinton, and/or Hillary?
You need to wonder no longer. Pat Morgan has the answers. With her gift of story-telling, deep sense of compassion, and rich Southern sense of humor, Pat Morgan takes you on a ride ... a kaleidoscope of adventures that few ever experience.
From the cotton fields of Arkansas to the concrete killing fields of Tennessee to the Presidents box at the Kennedy Center you will open your eyes, your heart and discover that it is never too late to live out your dreams.
To read Pat Morgan's The Concrete Killing Fields is to travel with those our nation has left behind. In bravely revealing her own journey alongside our nation's homeless men, women and children, Pat helps us understand both how we can help them and how we can learn from them. Her own assessment of that journey provides a job description for all those who sincerely want to make a difference in the lives of our country's homeless population. Thanks, Pat, for the gift of this book and for your incredible honesty.
Fred Karnas, Social Investment Officer, Kresge Foundation, former Executive Director of the National Coalition for the Homeless, former Interim Director of the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness, and former Deputy Assistant Secretary for Special Needs Programs, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
Pat Morgan found her calling in the basement of Calvary Episcopal Church in Memphis Tennessee where she discovered the invisible people the homeless. She hadn t set out to become an expert on homeless people; she hadnt planned on working in Washington DC; and she hadnt planned on finding the missing healing ingredient that she needed.
As a political insider, part policy maker and confessed political activist and junkie, Pat Morgan was the fly on the wall with a ringside seat. Failing at picking cotton as a young girl, she discovered that what she was good at picking was smart people and mentors to guide her.
I'd wept when nobody could see me and laughed when everybody could. I'd mourned more than I ever expected to mourn and I'd danced every chance I got. I' d like to think I hadn't cast away stones, but the truth is that I' d cast a lot of stones and gathered up a few more to cast at the barriers to accessing the system. Pat Morgan, from The Concrete Killing Fields
Get ready for an intense glimpse into a lifetime of stories-stories of people you have heard of and stories from those who are invisible all waiting to be told.
Readers, be warned! Pat s must tell testament is compelling and contagious, relentless and raw, inspired and inspiring! Read and digest The Concrete Killing Fields. You will not remain the same.
The Reverend Dr. Douglass M. Bailey, former rector of Calvary Episcopal Church (Memphis), President and founder, Center for Urban Ministry, Inc., Winston-Salem, North Carolina
Read information about the authorPat Morgan, winner of five national book awards for her first book, The Concrete Killing Fields, was a former banker, and former elected official in county government when she lost herself--and found herself-- in the basement of a downtown Memphis church with a handful of other volunteers and a steady stream of "street people" with staggering levels of disabilities. Woven into her story of those five years and the homeless people who stole her heart and broke it, are bits of her own story, including the litany of losses that drew her to help people who had lost everything. But Pat's irrepressible sense of humor demonstrates in her life and work that it is possible to find humor even in the midst of the madness of homelessness. More of her life, including her wildly improbable, highly successful political journey to the nation's capital and her work on the Clinton for President campaign and in the Clinton Administration offer an insiders insight into the politics and policies of homelessness .
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