To Say That Harry Smith Was Born Under An Unlucky Star Would Be An Understatement Born In England In 1923, Smith Chronicles The Tragic Story Of His Early Life In This First Volume Of His Memoirs He Presents His Family S Early History Their Misfortunes And Their Experiences Of Enduring Betrayal, Inhumane Poverty, Infidelity, And Abandonment 1923 A Memoir Presents The Story Of A Life Lyrically Described, Capturing A Time Both Before And During World War II When Personal Survival Was Dependent Upon Luck And Guile During This Time, Failure Insured Either A Trip To The Workhouse Or Burial In A Common Grave Brutally Honest, Smith S Story Plummets To The Depths Of Tragedy And Flies Up To The Summit Of Mirth And Wonder, Portraying Real People In An Uncompromising, Unflinching Voice 1923 A Memoir Tells Of A Time And Place When Life, Full Of Raw Emotion, Was Never So Real.
Harry Leslie Smith was a British survivor of the Great Depression, a Second World War RAF veteran and, in his 90s, an activist for the poor, for refugees and for the preservation of social democracy He wrote for numerous publications including The New Statesman, The Daily Mirror, The Tyee, International Business Times as well as the Guardian where his articles have been shared hundreds of thousan
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