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Helen Keller : A Life
Helen Keller A Life
Author: Dorothy Herrmann
Dorothy Herrmann's powerful biography of Helen Keller tells the whole story of the controversial and turbulent relationship between Helen and her teacher, Annie Sullivan. Herrmann also chronicles Helen's doomed love affair, her struggles to earn a living, her triumphs at Radcliffe College, and her work as an advocate for the disabled. Helen Kell...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780226327631
ISBN-10: 0226327639
Publication Date: 12/15/1999
Pages: 414
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Publisher: University Of Chicago Press
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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This is a fabulous biography, covering all facets of Helen Keller's remarkable life. The author is an excellent writer, and the life itself, of course, was exceptionally well lived. The saddest thing is that Helen was never encouraged or allowed to marry and have a family, which at one point in her life she ardently hoped to do. For all her independent will & strong convictions, Helen was, due to her profound disability, at the mercy of her companions, Annie Sullivan at first; then Polly Thomson, who drove her to - it has to be said, acheive much more than most sighted & hearing people do. Excellent bio & highly recommended...