Jake by Jake Pickle
Look inside with Google Book Preview
By Jake Pickle


By (author) See other recent books by Jake Pickle See other recent books by Peggy Pickle
Foreword by Ann Richards See other recent books by Ann Richards
Format: Paperback

Normal Price: $47.58
Your Price: $42.82 AUD, inc. GST
Shipping: $7.95 per order
You Save: $4.76! (10% off normal price)
Plus...earn $2.14 in Boomerang Bucks
Availability: Available Available, ships in 8-11 days

Jake by Jake Pickle

Book Description

"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.

Buy Jake book by Jake Pickle from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9780292719507
ISBN-10: 0292719507
Format: Paperback
(229mm x 152mm x 16mm)
Pages: 272
Imprint: University of Texas Press
Publisher: University of Texas Press
Publish Date: 1-Oct-2008
Country of Publication: United States

Other Editions...


» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Jake book by Jake Pickle and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member - it's free to sign up!)

Write a book review

Author Biography - Jake Pickle

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,

Boomerang Bucks close

For every $20 you spend on books, you will receive $1 in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars. You can use your Boomerang Bucks as a credit towards a future purchase from Boomerang Books. Note that you must be a Member (free to sign up) and that conditions do apply.

Recent books by Jake Pickle close
Recent books by Peggy Pickle close
Jake by Peggy Pickle
Recent books by Ann Richards close
Straight from the Heart by Ann Richards
Nurse's Survival Guide to the Ward by Ann Richards
Weaving Textiles That Shape Themselves by Ann Richards
Jake by Ann Richards
Nurse's Survival Guide to Drugs in Practice by Ann Richards
Show of Hands by Ann Richards
BoomerangBooks.com.au close