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

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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.

Publisher: Icon Books Ltd
ISBN: 9781848317260
Number of pages: 224
Weight: 272 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 23 mm

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“A great read and very relevant just now”

A very readable account of the life of Harry Leslie Smith and a passionate statement of his political views.
If you've never read anything political before - read this - you will enjoy it and it may challenge...

Paperback edition
15th February 2017
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“An important voice”

Prejudice is a funny thing. We are all guilty though, of judging others, and often because they are not ‘just like us’. We can misjudge the young because we have forgotten what childhood was really like and we can... More

Paperback edition
18th February 2015
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“We need to learn from history...”

Prejudice is a funny thing. We are all guilty though, of judging others, and often because they are not ‘just like us’. We can misjudge the young because we have forgotten what childhood was really like and we can... More

Hardback edition
5th September 2014
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