Harry's Last Stand: How the World My Generation Built is Falling Down, and What We Can Do to Save it by Harry Leslie Smith

Harry's Last Stand: How the World My Generation Built is Falling Down, and What We Can Do to Save it by Harry Leslie Smith

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'I am not an historian, but, at 91, I am history. This is how I see the world, and what I think we can do to change it.'

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'As one of the last remaining survivors of the Great Depression and the Second World War, I will not go gently into that good night. I want to tell you what the world looks like through my eyes, so that you can help change it...' In November 2013, 91-year-old Yorkshireman, RAF veteran and ex-carpet salesman Harry Leslie Smith's Guardian article - 'This year, I will wear a poppy for the last time' - was shared over 80,000 times on Facebook and started a huge debate about the state of society. Now he brings his unique perspective to bear on NHS cutbacks, benefits policy, political corruption, food poverty, the cost of education - and much more. From the deprivation of 1930s Barnsley and the terror of war to the creation of our welfare state, Harry has experienced how a great civilisation can rise from the rubble. But at the end of his life, he fears how easily it is being eroded. Harry's Last Stand is a lyrical, searing modern invective that shows what the past can teach us, and how the future is ours for the taking.

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SKU GOR005844333
Title Harry's Last Stand: How the World My Generation Built is Falling Down, and What We Can Do to Save it
Author By (author) Harry Leslie Smith
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Hardback
Publisher Icon Books Ltd
Year Published 2014
Number of Pages 224
ISBN 10 1848317263
ISBN 13 9781848317260
Edition N/A
Prizes N/A
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.
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'As one of the last remaining survivors of the Great Depression and the Second World War, I will not go gently into that good night. I want to tell you what the world looks like through my eyes, so that you can help change it...' In November 2013, 91-year-old Yorkshireman, RAF veteran and ex-carpet salesman Harry Leslie Smith's Guardian article - 'This year, I will wear a poppy for the last time' - was shared over 80,000 times on Facebook and started a huge debate about the state of society. Now he brings his unique perspective to bear on NHS cutbacks, benefits policy, political corruption, food poverty, the cost of education - and much more. From the deprivation of 1930s Barnsley and the terror of war to the creation of our welfare state, Harry has experienced how a great civilisation can rise from the rubble. But at the end of his life, he fears how easily it is being eroded. Harry's Last Stand is a lyrical, searing modern invective that shows what the past can teach us, and how the future is ours for the taking.
Additional Information

Additional Information

SKU GOR005844333
Title Harry's Last Stand: How the World My Generation Built is Falling Down, and What We Can Do to Save it
Author By (author) Harry Leslie Smith
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Hardback
Publisher Icon Books Ltd
Year Published 2014
Number of Pages 224
ISBN 10 1848317263
ISBN 13 9781848317260
Edition N/A
Prizes N/A
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.