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Very Much Alive; The Story of a Paraplegic by Terry McAdam (AUTHOR SIGNED) - Signed First Edition - 1955 - from Walnut Valley Books/Books by White (SKU: 010162)

Very Much Alive; The Story of a Paraplegic

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Very Much Alive; The Story of a Paraplegic

by Terry McAdam (AUTHOR SIGNED)

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  • hardcover
  • Signed
  • First
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New York, NY: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1955 Houghton Mifflin Company, New York. 1955. Hardcover. First Edition (matching date on title page and copyright). Book is tight, square, and unmarked but for F/O name on FFFP in pencil. Book Condition: Good; shelfwear to board edges; flaking to spine title; light wear to head, tail, and tips. DJ: Fair/Good; NOT Price Clipped ($3.00); moisture stain to spine and rear panel bottom; chipping and small missing pieces at head, tail, and panel edges; missing section to front panel at title. Blue boards with black cloth overlay on spine with silver lettering on spine.Tinted text block top. 146pp 8vo. This is the story of a Kansas boy who suffered a broken back in 1951 in a car accident and became a paraplegic (waist down). This book is his story and the stories of some other men in Paraplegic Ward 5 and their world of physical limitations and spiritual loneliness. A story of faith and the potential greatness of man. A clean presentable copy in a Brodart mylar jacket. This is the only signed copy on the market.


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Walnut Valley Books/Books by White US (US)
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Very Much Alive; The Story of a Paraplegic
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Used - Good
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1st Edition
Houghton Mifflin Company
Place of Publication
New York, NY
Date published
paraplegic, paralysis, Paraplegic Ward 5, Washburn University, automobile accidents, neurosurgery, combat injuries, PTSD, Kansas, medicine, orthopedics, neurology,
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8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall

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About Walnut Valley Books/Books by White

Walnut Valley Books is a small independent home-based business with the bulk of my holdings being of an American military nature covering everything from the Revolutionary War to the current wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. I also have holdings of books on the Middle East, the southwestern United States (New Mexico especially, Kansas related titles, Oklahoma related titles, and other regionally specialized books. All of my holdings are hand-selected to be good quality books of interest to the reader, historian, or the collector. In addition to the above, you will also find a wide range of other topics such as Medical, US History, autobiographical, biographical, sports, women's studies, and many other eclectic topics.


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title page
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First Edition
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The heel of the spine.
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price clipped
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Minor wear resulting from a book being place on, and taken from a bookshelf, especially along the bottom edge.
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