Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: A heckuva storyteller, Jake Pickle turns this book into a front porch on a lazy summer evening, and puts his reader right beside him. Rich in anecdotes from West Texas to Washington and back again, Jake will introduce you to dozens of colorful characters, several of whom happen to be this country's top leaders. Jake is that great rarity: a political memoir that's really memorable. Buchnummer des Verkäufers
Inhaltsangabe: "Pickle's folksy vocabulary, his West Texas lilt, his wit and self-deprecating humor echo throughout the book. Each story stands alone, a good, entertaining read. But together, they tell the story of an old-fashioned politician, of Democratic politics in Texas, of conflicts, friendships and personalities, including the likes of Lyndon B. Johnson and John Connally.... Jake contains the stories Pickle loves to tell. It's a delightful personal, political chronicle rather than the more traditional political autobiography." -- Austin American-Statesman "A heckuva storyteller, Jake Pickle turns this book into a front porch on a lazy summer evening, and puts his reader right beside him. Rich in anecdotes from West Texas to Washington and back again, Jake will introduce you to dozens of colorful characters, several of whom happen to be this country's top leaders. Jake is that great rarity: a political memoir that's really memorable." -- Dan Rather "Jake Pickle's book is the kind of book Mark Twain would have written had he served in Congress. It is funny, partly sad, revelatory, and most of all so cheerfully readable. It may be the best book written thus far about the life of a Congressman." -- Jack Valenti "Who else in our nation has had the political experience of Jake Pickle? Jake has been a personal friend of mine for many years; and over this period of time, I have been thoroughly entertained with his stories. Now that Jake has put them down in written form, everyone will be treated to stories about his illustrious political career." -- Darrell Royal
"My life has been given special purpose," Jake Pickle says. "Some men live to make money, drink, chase women, collect art, excel at a sport, or pursue other things that give them pleasure. The thing I got hooked on was helping people. And I've had the privilege of helping people by the thousands. Serving in Congress was the greatest honor of my life."
In this book, Jake Pickle tells the story of a lifetime in public service, including thirty-one years as Representative for Texas' Tenth Congressional District. Jake tells his story by telling stories-- most of them humorous, some poignant-- that add up to a warmly personal account of his life and career.
At the heart of the book are Jake's stories of political life in Washington, Austin, and on the campaign trail. These range from hilarious accounts of all that can and does happen at small-town Texas parades and rallies to clear, no-baloney explanations of some of the major legislation that Jake helped to pass. His stories about Social Security reform, tax-exempt organizations, and pension fund reform legislation make these complex topics easy to understand.
This book was written as a collaboration between Jake and his daughter, Peggy Pickle. It offers the fun of listening to a born raconteur spin his tales, while it reveals the ethics and integrity of a man who never forgot that the people elected him to serve them.
Über den Autor:
Jake Pickle (1913?2005) served in the United States House of Representatives from December 1963 until January 1995.
Peggy Pickle is a freelance writer whose work has appeared in many magazines and newspapers,
Buchbeschreibung University of Texas Press, 1997. Buchzustand: Fair. 1st. N/A. Former Library book. Shows definite wear, and perhaps considerable marking on inside. Buchnummer des Verkäufers GRP87581208
Buchbeschreibung University of Texas Press, 1997. Buchzustand: Good. 1st. N/A. Ships from Reno, NV. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Buchnummer des Verkäufers GRP88100997
Buchbeschreibung University of Texas Press. Hardcover. Buchzustand: VERY GOOD. Very Good copy, cover and pages show some wear from reading and storage. Binding may have light creases. Lots of life left in these pages. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 2640965426
Buchbeschreibung University of Texas Press, 1997. Buchzustand: Very Good. 1st. N/A. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. Buchnummer des Verkäufers GRP9941354
Buchbeschreibung University of Texas Press. Hardcover. Buchzustand: GOOD. Gently used may contain ex-library markings, possibly has some light highlighting, textual notations, and or underlining. Text is still easily readable. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 2664900090
Buchbeschreibung University of Texas Press, 1997. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Used: Good. Buchnummer des Verkäufers SONG029276572X
Buchbeschreibung Buchzustand: Good. Book Condition: Good. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 97802927657264.0
Buchbeschreibung Buchzustand: Very Good. Book Condition: Very Good. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 97802927657263.0
Buchbeschreibung University of Texas Press, Austin, TX, U.S.A., 1997. Hardcover. Buchzustand: As New. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Near Fine. 1st Edition. Great book and jacket, signed by Author on half-title page. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 003807
Buchbeschreibung Univ of Texas Pr, Austin, Texas, U.S.A., 1997. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Near Fine. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Near Fine. 1st. Inscribed and signed by Jake Pickle. Very lightly soiled on top edges. Clean, bright, and tight. Inscribed by Author(s). Buchnummer des Verkäufers C2C-102996