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Get Your Elbow Off the Horn: Stories through the Years
by Jack R. Gannon
Gallaudet University Press, 2020
Paper: 978-1-944838-65-2 | eISBN: 978-1-944838-66-9
Library of Congress Classification HV2426.G36G36 2020
Dewey Decimal Classification 371.912092

Get Your Elbow Off the Horn is a collection of interactions and observations written by Jack R. Gannon, a lifelong advocate for the Deaf community. Warm and amusing, Gannon’s stories begin with his rural childhood in the Ozarks and continue through his experiences as a student, educator, coach, husband, parent, and community leader. These vignettes reveal a down-to-earth family man who believed in making a difference one person at a time.

       Many of his recollections are brief sketches that reveal much about being Deaf—and about being human. From reflecting on the difficult choices parents must make for their children, to recounting awkward communication exchanges, Gannon marries good humor with a poignant advocacy for sign language rights. His stories preserve and share Deaf American life and culture as he experienced it.

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