High Tides, Low Tides: the Story of Leroy Colombo

High Tides, Low Tides: the Story of Leroy Colombo by Jean Andrews

by Jean Andrews

Leroy Colombo's tale is an engrossing one about a deaf man succeeding during an era when disabled people were largely shunned. Colombo chose a life that allowed him to excel in saving lives as a lifeguard and winning swimming contests. Jean F. Andrews deftly sets up scenarios that explain why Colombo's remarkable feats resulted in his being beloved - and never ignored - in the beach community of Galveston, Texas, during his lifetime.


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About the Author

Jean AndrewsDr. Jean F. Andrews retired in May 2016 as Coordinator of Graduate Programs in the Department of Deaf Studies/Deaf Education at Lamar University in Beaumont, TX. She has served on the governance board at the Texas School for the Deaf (TSD) in Austin, Texas, and has been on the editorial board of the American Annals of the Deaf since 1986. Dr. Andrews is the author of the Flying Fingers series which includes The Flying Fingers Club (1988); Secret in the Dorm Attic (1990); Hasta Luego, San Diego (1991); The Ghost of Tomahawk Creek (1993); and Mystery of the Totems (2001).