Corps Values

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Bantam Books, 1998 - Biography & Autobiography - 112 pages
Georgia Governor Zell Miller has devoted his adult life to public service, first as a teacher and later as a politician. In both capacities he has witnessed the erosion of fundamental values in today's society. Harkening back to the most influential experience of his life, Governor Miller calls for a return to the values he learned as a young Marine Corps recruit: "The basic lessons Marines teach their recruits are important ones. I believe that more of our citizens must learn these lessons if ... our republican form of government is to survive and thrive." In clear, passionate essays, Governor Miller writes about the core values he believes are essential "for the survival of a society in which individuals can achieve for themselves and ... contribute to the advancement of mankind as a whole." These values include neatness, responsibility, persistence, discipline, shame, brotherhood, courage, achievement, punctuality, respect, pride, and loyalty.

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ZELL MILLER began his career in public service in 1959 with a term as mayor of Young Harris, Georgia. In 1960, he was elected to the Georgia Senate at the age of 28. In 1974, he won the first of four consecutive terms as Georgia's lieutenant governor. Then in 1990, Miller ran for governor and won the first of two terms he would serve as the state's top leader. From 2000 through 2004, he served as a United States Senator for the state of Georgia.

After a lifetime of politics, teaching, speaking, and writing, including two New York Times best sellers, Zell Miller and his wife Shirley retired to his home in Brasstown Valley in the mountains of North Georgia. His books include The Mountains Within Me, A National Party No More, A Deficit of Decency, and The Miracle of Brasstown Valley.

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