Will Thorne - Founding Father of the GMB - My Life's Battles

Will Thorne - Founding Father of the GMB - My Life's Battles

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This book represents one of the first true working-class autobiographies, written by a real working-class hero, whose lifelong battles helped to make the world a better place for ordinary people.

Will Thorne was a semi-skilled industrial labourer, he founded the Gasworkers' Union, campaigned on behalf of the unemployed and fighting for the Eight Hour Day. Eleanor Marx helped him learn to read and write. He eventually became the General Secretary of the General and Municipal Workers' union, and was an East London MP for forty years.

Introduced and edited by author and historian John Callow, with foreword by the General Secretary of GMB Paul Kenny


Publisher: In association with the GMB
Language: English
ISBN: 978-1-910448-09-0
Product Dimensions: 19.5 x 13 x 1.5 cm
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ISBN 9781910448090
Supplier GFTU


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