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One Damned Good Horse: Stories, Wit, and Wisdom

306 pages4 hours


This book contains essays and stories from Mel West, tracing his growth from the idyllic childhood of a southwest Missouri farm boy through his time at the University of Missouri and service in the US Marine Corps during World War II to his time as a dairy farmer, a Methodist minister, and an internationally known humanitarian working with Habitat for Humanity, Heifer Project, Alfalit, Rainbow Network, and other organizations. At the age of 70, a time of life when most of us would be in full retirement mode, Mel started the PET Project (now Mobility Worldwide), an organization that makes three-wheeled, hand-cranked carts to give to leg-disabled people in more than 100 developing countries around the world, in his garage and directed it for 20 years, seeing it grow to more than 20 shops around the United States and expanding into Africa. The stories will make you laugh, cry, and think.

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