Trust

America's Best Chance
Narrated by: Pete Buttigieg
Length: 4 hrs and 46 mins
Categories: History, Americas
4.9 out of 5 stars (143 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Pete Buttigieg demonstrates how a breakdown of trust is central to our nation’s current predicament - and how our future depends on finding ways to instill confidence in the American project, and in each other.

Trust is the essential foundation of America’s democracy, asserts Pete Buttigieg, former presidential candidate and best-selling author of Shortest Way Home. In a century shaped by terrorism, financial collapse, Trumpist populism, global pandemic, and systemic racism, trust - in our government, corporations, experts, and, most tragically, in one another - has precipitously eroded and, for so many, never existed in the first place. 

Recognizing that we are now experiencing disastrous consequences, the former South Bend mayor offers a direct reckoning with the corruption of social responsibility, interweaving history, political philosophy, and affecting passages of memoir, offering a new outlook for how we can confront the next decade’s challenges by building accountability. In this urgent work, Buttigieg confirms his status as a visionary political thinker.

©2020 PB Projects, Inc.. All rights reserved. (P)2020 Simon & Schuster, Inc. All rights reserved.

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Incredible!

Mr. Pete Buttigieg is an excellent author and orator of this book- it’s something we all need right now. So grateful he has come onto the national scene as a calming, pragmatic, and brilliant voice. He is the kind of public servant that I aspire to be. Thank you and can’t wait to see what is next for you! Thank you for sharing your gifts with the world!

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Mayor Pete Shares How To Trust

No matter what he did during his presidential campaign and now supporting Joe Biden, Mayor Pete has shown us how to trust him and how to trust those who have our best interests at heart. This is a very interesting read.

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A Must-Read

Trust is a must-read for those who hope to improve—perhaps even to save—our democracy. Though this book is relatively short, it deals admirably with the rôle trust plays in interpersonal, ethnic/racial, economic, governmental, and international relationships. Without trust, people suffer. To improve the level of trust in society is to advance opportunity, security, and well-being. I highly recommend this book, narrated by the one who best knows and understands the material it contains—the author himself.

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Trust is a must read in these divisive times!

Mayor Pete has written Trust, with practical steps we must take moving forward. His words will resonate with everyone!

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Truth Equals Trust

I almost forgot how gratifying it is to listen to an intelligent speaker. The speech at the end brought back great memories of Pete's rallies that I was lucky enough to attend twice.

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Trust is Hope

If you are a 2020 freedom rider, this book is for you; trust is hope. I trust you will see it as well.

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Pete 2024

intelligent and thoughtful insight around the importance of building trust in our broken country

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Grateful for this book!

Thanks for writing this book, Mayor Pete! It’s just what Americans need right now. We have to build trust among each other and among other countries. We need leaders to work together to make sure this happens, and it won’t be easy.

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I Trust Pete

Mayor Pete is amazing - and I don't mean just his resume which is certainly impressive. He is a great narrator as well - in many cases authors make boring narrators but not Pete. I followed his candidacy from the very early days and while my friends laughed at the "upstart" I said; just you wait. This guy is different. People aren't laughing now. He reminds me of the good parts of Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton, smart, ambitious, relatable, hardworking, small town values, but without the vices of the latter. Pete's fluency in several languages sealed the deal - we finally have a politician who is not monolingual - we have one that is barely lingual in his native language but that is another story. Both Pete and his husband Chasten have studied foreign languages and that is refreshing to see - the last one was John Kerry who spoke French with his brother around reporters. Though both Pete and Chasten are from small towns, they are cosmopolitan. Finally Pete is really smart - he goes to his audience and I respect that. Unlike the other Democratic leaders he goes on Fox News - the others talk a good game only - and earns the respect of the viewers. And he owns up on his failures - he embodies trust to me. It is a great book.

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Le don de convaincre

Comme d’habitude Buttigieg a un don pour présenter un aride sujet pour le rendre passionnant et inviter à la réflection. Il est largement au-dessus de la communauté des politiciens américains.