Harry's Last Stand
How the World My Generation Built Is Falling Down, and What We Can Do to Save ItBook - 2014
"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."--From publisher.
Publisher: London : Icon, 2014.
Copyright Date: ©2014
Branch Call Number: 306.0941 SMITH
Characteristics: xix, 202 pages ; 21 cm