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Jake Hardcover – January 1, 1997

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 272 pages
  • Publisher: University of Texas Press; 1st edition (1997)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 029276572X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0292765726
  • Product Dimensions: 9.2 x 6.3 x 1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.5 pounds
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,150,460 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews


Pickle's folksy vocabulary, his West Texas lilt, his wit and self-deprecating humor echo throughout the book. Each story stands alone, a good, entertaining read. But together, they tell the story of an old-fashioned politician, of Democratic politics in Texas, of conflicts, friendships and personalities, including the likes of Lyndon B. Johnson and John Connally.... Jake contains the stories Pickle loves to tell. It's a delightful personal, political chronicle rather than the more traditional political autobiography. (Austin American-Statesman)


A heckuva storyteller, Jake Pickle turns this book into a front porch on a lazy summer evening, and puts his reader right beside him. Rich in anecdotes from West Texas to Washington and back again, Jake will introduce you to dozens of colorful characters, several of whom happen to be this country's top leaders. Jake is that great rarity: a political memoir that's really memorable. (Dan Rather)

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