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Author Skelton, Ike, 1931-2013.
Title Achieve the Honorable : a Missouri Congressman's Journey from Warm Springs to Washington / Ike Skelton.
Imprint Columbia : The State Historical Society of Missouri ; Carbondale : Southern Illinois University Press, 2013.

Author Skelton, Ike, 1931-2013.
Subject Skelton, Ike, 1931-2013.
United States. Congress. House -- Biography.
Legislators -- United States -- Biography.
Missouri -- Politics and government -- 1951-
Description 1 online resource
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents A wreck in Iraq -- Roots -- A sound from the sky -- Polio and Warm Springs -- Finishing third, and winning -- Dad -- College years -- The law, Dewey, and Gene -- Susie -- Mr. Truman -- Memorable courtroom moments -- Back into politics -- Building a more effective military -- Missouri and the military -- Into a new world -- Attack on America -- Chairman -- Tuesday tsunami of 2010 -- Last Veterans Day salute -- Into the future -- Epilogue -- Appendixes -- My strong right arm -- My national security book list -- "Tree honors Skelton's wife," October 21, 2005 -- Letter to the president regarding Iraq -- Brother Boone's wedding service.
Summary 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 determined journey from the small town of Lexington, Missouri, to Capitol Hill. During his years in the U.S.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 0809332841 (electronic bk.)
9780809332847 (electronic bk.)
9780809332830 (cloth ; alk. paper)
0809332833 (cloth ; alk. paper)
OCLC # 862207160
Additional Format Print version: 9780809332830 0809332833 (DLC) 2013006668

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