Legacy

Legacy
Published:
May 1st 2011 by Left Legacy Press
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Goodreads Rating:
5.00
Pages:
280
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ISBN10:
0983398410
ISBN13:
9780983398417

Harry Fisher’s gripping memoir draws us into his extraordinary life and makes us feel a part of it. Organizing with his childhood buddies was a matter of survival in the orphan home where he grew up. The ons he learned there stayed with him on the mean streets of 1920's New York City; on the hunger marches of the Great Depression; in the labor battles that ultimately brought American workers weekends, the minimum wage, and Social Security; on a sea voyage to Africa, Asia, and Europe with the Merchant Marines; and then in the fight against fascism, first in the trenches of Spain and later aboard an Army Air Force B-26 bomber. An activist alongside a younger generation in the 1960s, he continued to fight for peace and justice right up to March 22, 2003, when, on a march protesting the start of the Iraq war, his heart finally gave out at the age of 92. This honest, first-person account of one man's life offers a revealing glimpse into 20th-century America and particularly into America's 20th-century left. It stands as both a testament to an entire generation of passionate and committed agents of change and as a guide for a new generation of American progressives.