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Helen and Teacher: The Story of Helen Keller and Anne Sullivan Macy by Joseph P. Lash

Helen and Teacher: The Story of Helen Keller and Anne Sullivan Macy by Joseph P. Lash

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Helen and Teacher:  The Story of Helen Keller and Anne Sullivan Macy by Joseph P. Lash is a 811-page hardcover published by Delacorte Press.  Copyright 1980.  Stated first printing.  The dust jacket has shelf wear and small closed tears.  Inside, the pages are unmarked (except an old price that's been erased on the front endpaper).

Book Summary

Helen and Teacher is the intimate story of two great American women whose lives were bound together for all time.  Now Joseph P. Lash, author of the magnificent chronicle of another famous relationship, Eleanor and Franklin, follows these gifted women for almost one hundred years, from the 1860s and Annie Sullivan's childhood in an almshouse, through the decades of international fame, to Helen's death on 1968.  Among the revelations of this absorbing story are Annie's fiery confrontations with all those--headmasters, philanthropists, relatives--who threatened to separate her from Helen; the idyllic and the stormy years of Annie's marriage to John Macy, who moved in with the two women and learned, too late, that he had "married and institution"; Helen's thwarted love affair with her socialist secretary; her passionate involvement with pacifism, socialism, and women's suffrage (an outrage to many of her friends and family); the foray into vaudeville; and a hilarious episode in Hollywood.

As a celebrity and crusader Helen came into close contact with the most illustrious people of her time:  Alexander Graham Bell, Mark Twain, Andrew Carnegie, Charlie Chaplin, Franklin Roosevelt, kings, queens, artists, and writers.  Joseph Lash brings the entire social history of these years to life.

ISBN:  0-440-0.3654-2

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