Sign in
Tip from find-more-books.com
Search tools
Latest news
Advertising
Paid advertisement
- 0 Results
Lowest price: € 0.86, highest price: € 4.52, average price: € 2.68
1
The Unlikely Celebrity: Bill Sackter's Triumph Over Disability - Walz, Thomas / Morrow, Barry
Order
at BetterWorldBooks.com
$ 3.95
(aprox. € 3.54)
Order
Walz, Thomas / Morrow, Barry:

The Unlikely Celebrity: Bill Sackter's Triumph Over Disability - used book

1983, ISBN: 9780809322138

ID: 3357163

Thomas Walz tells the story of Bill Sackter, a man who spent nearly half a century in a Minnesota mental institution and emerged to blossom into a most unlikely celebrity. Bill Sackter wa… More...

Shipping costs:zzgl. Versandkosten, plus shipping costs

  -
2
Order
at Biblio.co.uk
$ 1.00
(aprox. € 0.91)
Shipment: € 6.33
Order

Professor Thomas H Walz PhD:

The Unlikely Celebrity: Bill Sackter's Triumph over Disability - Paperback

ISBN: 9780809322138

ID: 1258940372

Southern Illinois University Press. Paperback. GOOD. Spine creases, wear to binding and pages from reading. May contain limited notes, underlining or highlighting that does affect the t… More...

Shipping costs: EUR 6.33

Discover Books
3
Order
at Biblio.com
$ 3.97
(aprox. € 3.55)
Shipment: € 3.55
Order
Thomas H Walz, Barry Morrow:
The Unlikely Celebrity: Bill Sackter's Triumph over Disability - used book

ISBN: 9780809322138

ID: 398670890

Southern Illinois University Press. Used - Good. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. 100% Money Back Guarantee. Shipped to over one million happy custome… More...

Shipping costs: EUR 3.55

  - Better World Books
Paid advertisement
4
Order
at Biblio.com
$ 1.00
(aprox. € 0.86)
Shipment: € 7.73
Order
Professor Thomas H Walz PhD:
The Unlikely Celebrity: Bill Sackter's Triumph over Disability - Paperback

ISBN: 9780809322138

ID: 1025937463

Southern Illinois University Press. Paperback. VERY GOOD. Cover and pages show some wear from reading and storage., Southern Illinois University Press

Shipping costs: EUR 7.73

  - Discover Books
5
Order
at Biblio.co.uk
$ 4.99
(aprox. € 4.52)
Shipment: € 18.73
Order
Walz, Thomas:
Unlikely Celebrity : Bill Sackters Triumph over Disability - used book

ISBN: 9780809322138

ID: 1129072094

Southern Illinois Univ Pr. Used - Very Good. Light to moderate shelf wear. Complete. Clean pages., Southern Illinois Univ Pr

Shipping costs: EUR 18.73

Magers and Quinn Booksellers

Details of the book
The Unlikely Celebrity: Bill Sackter's Triumph Over Disability

Thomas Walz tells the story of Bill Sackter, a man who spent nearly half a century in a Minnesota mental institution and emerged to blossom into a most unlikely celebrity. Bill Sackter was committed to the Faribault State Hospital at the age of seven, there to remain until he was in his fifties. At the time of his commitment, Bill's father had recently died; thus his sole contact with his family came through rare letters from his mother.Some years after his discharge from Faribault as a result of the movement to deinstitutionalize the mentally ill in the 1960s, Bill enjoyed a serendipitous encounter with a young college student and part-time musician, Barry Morrow. Bill became part of the Morrow family and a regular in Morrow's music group. When Morrow accepted a job at the School of Social Work at the University of Iowa, Bill followed him to Iowa City and was put in charge of a small coffee service.Bill became an important part of the University of Iowa community, and Wild Bill's Coffeeshop developed into an institution. A cheerful man of great good will who was a harmonica virtuoso, Bill began to inspire affectionate legends, and his life as a celebrity began in earnest. He was named Iowa's Handicapped Person of the Year in 1977, and two television movies were made about his life -- Bill, which earned Emmy awards for cowriter Barry Morrow and Mickey Rooney (as Bill) in 1981, and Bill on His Own in 1983. Years later, Morrow would earn an Oscar for his script of Rain Man.Through vignettes ranging from hilarious to near tragic, Walz reveals a remarkable human being. An account of Bill's life in an institution is necessarily part of the story, but there is much more: Bill's rolein helping a young child recover from a coma, his menagerie of friends, his love for a pet parakeet, his late-life Bar Mitzvah, his failure as a woodworker, his success as Santa, and his dignified death at the age of seventy.

Details of the book - The Unlikely Celebrity: Bill Sackter's Triumph Over Disability


EAN (ISBN-13): 9780809322138
ISBN (ISBN-10): 0809322137
Paperback
Publishing year: 1999
Publisher: SOUTHERN ILLINOIS UNIV PR
144 Pages
Weight: 0,254 kg
Language: eng/Englisch

Book in our database since 2007-04-18T05:56:10-04:00 (New York)
Detail page last modified on 2019-11-24T03:49:48-05:00 (New York)
ISBN/EAN: 0809322137

ISBN - alternate spelling:
0-8093-2213-7, 978-0-8093-2213-8


< to archive...