Book about former Ida Grove resident, U.S. Senator Harold Hughes, now available

“In His Own Words: Alcoholic/Truck Driver/Governor/U.S. Senator-The Harold Hughes Story” chronicles Hughes’ journey from troubled alcoholic to become one of Iowa’s most effective and humane political leaders, through the eyes of two men who knew him well.

Two men who knew Hughes, Russell Wilson and Bill Hedlund, wrote the book. It is not intended to be another biography of Hughes. Nor is it intended to be an academic work.

Rather, it is intended to reveal the many facets of Hughes’ colorful, tragic, complex, successful, productive and spiritual life from the perspective of people who knew him best—his family, friends and co-workers. 


See the full story in the December 30 edition of the Ida County Courier or subscribe online for instant access.