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Song Without Words (Merloyd Lawrence Book)

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Much has been written about the profoundly deaf, but the lives of the nearly 30 million partially deaf people in the United States today remain hidden. Song without Words tells the astonishing story of a man who, at the age of thirty-four, discovered that he had been deaf since childhood, yet somehow managed to navigate his way through Andover, Yale, and Columbia Law School, and to establish a prestigious international legal career.

Gerald Sheas witty and candid memoir of how he compensated for his deafness--through sheer determination and an amazing ability to translate the melody of vowels. His experience gives fascinating new insight into the nature and significance of language, the meaning of deafness, the fierce controversy between advocates of signing and of oral education, and the longing for full communication that unites us all.

Synopsis:

At age 34, Gerald Shea discovered that he had been deaf since childhood despite somehow maintaining a prestigious legal career

About the Author

Gerald Shea was born in New York City and has lived most of his life in New York and in Paris. He practiced law in both cities for many years with Debevoise and Plimpton as a member of the New York and Paris bars. He is a graduate of Phillips Academy in Andover, Massachusetts, Yale University and Columbia Law School.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780306821936
Author:
Shea, Gerald
Publisher:
Da Capo Press
Subject:
Biography - General
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Series:
A Merloyd Lawrence Book
Publication Date:
20130231
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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