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Achieve the Honorable - a book by Skelton, Ike

Achieve the Honorable

A Missouri Congressman's Journey from Warm Springs to Washington

Achieve the Honorable( )
Author: Skelton, Ike
ISBN:978-0-8093-3283-0
Publication Date:Oct 2013
Publisher:Southern Illinois University Press
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:USD $29.50
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Growing up during the Great Depression and World War II, Ike Skelton dreamed of joining the military. That dream was shattered when he contracted one of the most dreaded diseases of the era: polio. Far from abandoning hope, Skelton, after treatment at Warm Springs, Georgia, overcame his disability and went on to become a college athlete, a celebrated lawyer, a Missouri state senator, and a U.S. Congressman. Achieve the Honorable is the deeply personal tale of Ike Skelton's...
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