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The Story of My Life

Helen Keller

Publisher: Charles River Editors

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Summary

Helen Keller was one of the most inspirational people in American history.  Keller contracted an illness as a baby that left her both deaf and blind.  Despite these handicaps she became a famous political activist and lecturer.  Keller also was a prolific writer.  This edition of The Story of My Life includes a table of contents.

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