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1923: A Memoir Lies and Testaments
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Memoir

ISBN-10:  9781450254144 Type: 
Pages: 

312

Copyright:  Jan 4, 2011 ISBN-13:  9781450254144
Non-Fiction

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1923: A memoir

1923: A Memoir tells of a time and place when life, full of raw emotion, was never so real.

Excerpt
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.


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The Current Reader
1923 is a book that succeeds in two ways with ease, both as a personal memoir of a life lived in a volatile age and as a record of that age for all time.

The Bookbag
It's a personal as well as a social history. Smith has the knack of bringing the times to life in a way that few writers can manage. It's the ability to tell a story, the knowledge of when to move on & not labour a point.

Midwest Book Review
"1923" is uplifting and highly recommended.


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