Books by Dr. Gary McCaleb

Community: The Other Side of SelfCommunity: The "Other" Side of Self--
Gary D. McCaleb.
The clear call for community has echoed through the cities for generations. Wherever people gather to live and work together they experience the tension of choosing between self-interest and common good. This book is a collection of ideas on the common theme of community. Taken together, the various voices in this work remind us of the virtues and values which we share as we build and rebuild community.

"Gary McCaleb has culled the wisdom of the ages to describe the soul of and create a face for the fundamental idea of community. Gary continues to gently lead us in defining our personal responsibility to community." --Don Borut, Executive Director, National League of Cities.

"Each quote is a gem that will make you think... and think again." --Frank Sturzl, Executive Director, Texas Municipal League.

"In an age of information overload, this book is as if we walked into a medieval chapel: austere, sparse, and yet full of meaning that reaches our innermost soul." --Costis Torregas, President, Public Technology, Inc.

Gary D. McCaleb is former mayor of Abilene, Texas. He is the Executive Director of the Center for Building Community and Vice President of Abilene Christian University.

ISBN 0-89112-425-X $15.95, hardcover (5.25" X 7.25" gift ed.)

Community: the Other Side of Self


Gift of CommunityThe Gift of Community: Reflections on the Way We Live and Work Together--
Gary McCaleb
Gary continues to gently lead us in defining our personal responsibility to community. --Don Borut, Executive Director, National League of Cities

From Gary McCaleb's discerning heart and mind comes The Gift of Community, offering an inspired architectural prototype for all builders of community. --Lucy Allen, Four-term mayor of Louisburg, N.C.

Gary McCaleb knows the meaning of community. And everything that he does, from sitting a a college baseball game to dining with friends at a Chicago steakhouse, reinforces what he knows. The lessons he shares come from the famous and the not-so-famous. Gary writes with real feeling, and his sensitive insights can help all of us turn our cities, our towns, our counties into true communities. --Janet Ward, editor, American City and County

ISBN 0-89112-426-8 $17.95 clothbound with dust jacket

Gift of Community

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