Limping through Life by Jerry Apps is a memoir of the author's life with polio. The book reveals how the disease affected him physically and emotionally, profoundly influencing his education, military service, and family life. A hard working farm boy in the Wisconsin Fox River valley, young Jerry Apps contracted polio at the age of 12. In Limping through Life, he explores the ways his world changed after poliio and pays tribute to those family members, teachers and friends who helped along the way.
By: Jerry Apps
48 b/w photos
Hardcover book - 5.5 in. x 8.25 in.
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Jerry Apps is professor emeritus at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the author of many books on rural history and country life, including "Old Farm: A History" and "Horse-Drawn Days: A Century of Farming with Horses." Jerry was born and raised on a small farm in Waushara County, Wisconsin, where he spent countless hours working in the barn, milking and feeding cows, helping to store hay in the haymow, and appreciating the barn's importance to the life of a farm.