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No Obstacle Too Great
Wallach acquired his powerful work ethic at a very young age. He was born in humble circumstances on a beef cattle farm in West St. Louis County, Missouri on June 4, 1940. His family lived in a small house with wood siding, few rooms, a wood stove for food preparation and heat, and a well pump for water. West St. Louis County was unincorporated at that time with 274,230 people resident there. St. Louis was an independent city, having seceded from the County in 1876.
West St. Louis County was a suburban enclave in Missouri, located very near the center of the United States. A farm boy accustomed to back breaking chores and long hours of work, Wallach is a product of a quintessentially American environment, a way of life that was hard but productive and that was close to the land and the environment. He was not only physically centered in the heart of America at birth, but America has always been in the center of his heart, a nation he loves greatly. Wallach epitomizes Yankee spirit and ingenuity. Inculcated within him is a profound work ethic. His mind is inquisitive, analytical, creative, and iconoclastic. He is inquisitive like Thomas Alva Edison, patriotic and courageous like General George S. Patton, and possessed of scientific acumen akin to one of his mentors, Linus Pauling. Born into a free country, he has lived to the fullest extent, caring more about what he can do for the betterment of others than he has cared for his own lot and, in the process, has become renowned and financially secure.
Wallach is of Ukrainian descent. His grandfather was a decorated Cossack assigned to the personal guard of the Russian Czar, Nicholas II. At the time of the Russian revolution, his grandfather fled Russia to the Ukraine. Wallach’s mother and father were Ukrainian immigrants to the United States. Typical of most immigrants, his mother did not go to school beyond high school (had graduated from high school); his father never finished the 10th grade. They were very hard working cattle farmers who, upon entry to the country through Ellis Island, moved West to Missouri in search of arable farmland and pastures. They settled in West St. Louis County, Missouri.
In his most famous and best selling book- ‘Dead Doctors Don’t Lie’, Wallach recalls:
Not being college educated or a sophisticated man of letters my father transmitted all of his Missouri wisdom relating to God, honesty, duty to family and country, and courage to me through the spoken word at the kitchen table, while chopping wood, during morning milking, truck trips to the market, and sitting at the campfire. He also encouraged me to read books that he believed were important. The Bible, My Early Life by Winston Churchill, and the complete works of Rudyard Kipling led the list. When I turned nine years old my father gave me a framed copy of Kipling’s poem “If” which summarized my father’s personal philosophy and outlined his hopes and expectations of me.