Harry's Last Stand : How the World My Generation Built is Falling Down, and What We Can Do to Save it Paperback
`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.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 224 pages
- Publisher: Icon Books Ltd
- Publication Date: 02/10/2014
- Category: Diaries, letters & journals
- ISBN: 9781848317369