1956 "First Edition" stated on copyright page; E.P. Dutton & Co. publishers, New York; hardbound; very good condition with unmarked pages; very minor moisture stain on top edge - see pic; no dust jacket.
Without sentimental hyperbole, this portrait conveys the challenge of a life which denied all intellectual and many physical confines. Much of the material in based on Helen Keller's own story but Brooks, who knew her well in later years, fills in personal marginalia. The familiar events are here but perhaps what emerges clearly is the enormous curiosity and vitality, the extraordinary perceptions, and the people who shared her world. -- Kirkus Reviews
Helen Keller -
Helen Adams Keller (June 27, 1880 – June 1, 1968) was an American author, political activist, and lecturer. She was the first deaf-blind person to earn a Bachelor of Arts degree. The story of Keller and her teacher, Anne Sullivan, was made famous by Keller's autobiography, The Story of My Life, and its adaptations for film and stage, The Miracle Worker. Her birthplace in West Tuscumbia, Alabama, is now a museum and sponsors an annual "Helen Keller Day". Her June 27 birthday is commemorated as Helen Keller Day in Pennsylvania and, in the centenary year of her birth, was recognized by a presidential proclamation from US President Jimmy Carter.