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Wheels of courage : how paralyzed veterans from World War II invented wheelchair sports, fought for disability rights, and inspired a nation

Author: David Davis
Publisher: Nashville, TN : Center Street, 2020.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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Based on veterans' first-hand accounts of soldiers, sailors, and marines who were paralyzed on the battlefield during World War II-at the Battle of the Bulge, on the island of Okinawa, inside Japanese POW camps, the author shares their experiences pioneering the sport of wheelchair basketball, as well as their post-war life experiences and their impact on the disability rights movement.
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Genre/Form: Anecdotes
History
Personal narratives
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Davis
ISBN: 9781546084648 1546084649
OCLC Number: 1130366414
Description: 394 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Responsibility: David Davis.

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Discover the never-before-told personal stories of how paralysed World War II veterans started the first-ever organised wheelchair sports competitions.  Read more...

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