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Andrew Young

Andrew Young was a key aide to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. He was U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, Atlanta’s Congressional representative, two-term Mayor, and co-chair of the Olympic Games in 1996. Young is the author of three books, including AN EASY BURDEN.

Books by Andrew Young

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Andrew Young and the Making of Modern Atlanta
By author: Andrew Young, Harvey Newman, Andrea Young
Product Code: H921
ISBN: 9780881465877
Product Format: Hardback
Availability: In stock.
Price:  $29.00
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ANDREW YOUNG AND THE MAKING OF MODERN ATLANTA tells the story of the decisions that shaped Atlanta’s growth from a small, provincial Deep South city to an international metropolis impacting and influencing global affairs. When Mayor William Hartsfield coined the term “City too Busy to Hate” in the 1950s, who would have imagined that within fifty years Atlanta would have the world’s busiest airport, rank as the eighth largest metropolitan area in the United States or, that this once racially-segregated city would host the Centennial Olympic Games and play host to the world in 1996? Atlanta provides a unique case study for an alternative vision of the relationships among leaders in corporations, government, and communities. The book tracks the development of the Atlanta Way, a strategy for economic development that features cross-racial cooperation—from the foundation in Reconstruction era Atlanta to the Olympic Games.