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Harry's Last Stand 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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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 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 almost 60,000 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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  • Published: March 2015
  • LearnOutLoud.com Product ID: H092149
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