Books That Inspire 2007


 
Little Giant: The Life and Times of Speaker Carl Albert
Carl Albert with Danney Goble


After leaving OU in 1972, I had the privilege of working for Speaker Carl Albert in Washington as his press secretary and hearing in person many of the stories from his formative years. Little Giant, Speaker Albert's autobiography with the late Professor Danney Goble, preserves these inspiring tales for future generations of Oklahomans who, like him, dare to dream big. From Bug Tussle to McAlester to Norman to Oxford to World War II to Washington, D.C. as congressman and Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, Carl Albert's life is one of the great Horatio Alger stories of our time.
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Joe Foote
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Journalism and Mass Communication