Ten Lost Years 1929-1939, Memories of Canadians Who Survived The Depression, by Barry Broadfoot. This is the 1973 first edition copy published by Doubleday Canada Ltd. Toronto, Ontario.
Condition: Good. Missing Dust jacket. All 390 pages are clean and secure to binding.
Synopsis (from Goodreads):
Hundreds of ordinary Canadians tell their own stories in this book. They tell them in their own words, and the impact is astonishing. As page after page of unforgettable stories rolls by, it is easy to see why this book sold 300,000 copies and why a successful stage play that ran for years was based on them. The stories and the 52 accompanying photographs tell of an extraordinary time. One tells how a greedy Maritime landlord who tried to raise a widow’s rent was tarred and gravelled; another how rape by the boss was part of a waitress’s job. Other stories show Saskatchewan families watching their farms turn into deserts and walking away from them; or freight-trains black with hobo’s clinging to them, criss-crossing the country in search of work; or a man stealing a wreath for his own wife’s funeral. Throughout this portrait of the era, before Canada had a social safety net, there are amazing stories of what Time magazine called “human tragedy and moral triumph during the hardest of times.” In the end, this is an inspiring, uplifting book about bravery, one you will not forget.
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About the Author:
Barry Broadfoot was an interviewer and history writer.
His historical research consisted of interviewing various Canadians from all over the country about their memories of their lives during specific historical periods such as the Great Depression and World War II.
In 1997, Broadfoot was made a Member of the Order of Canada, Canada’s highest civilian honour.