Jake

Pickle, Jake; Pickle, Peggy

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"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.

From the Back Cover: In this book, Jake Pickle tells the story of a long lifetime spent 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, D.C., Austin, Texas, 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. Along the way, Jake remembers many of the national figures he has known, including perhaps the two most significant in his career - Lyndon Johnson and John Connally. Just as interesting are his recollections of the family, friends, and staff members who supported his career and made it possible.

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Title: Jake
Publisher: University of Texas Press
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