The Last Great American Hobo

The Last Great American Hobo

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Baker & Taylor
Examines the life of Blackie, a hobo for sixty years, as he chooses to defend his life on the banks of the Sacramento and fight America's changing attitude toward the homeless

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A photo essay in 100 touching plates on the life and home and travails and joys of Blackie. Michael Williamson made the powerful (b&w) pictures. Maharidge contributed a long history of Blackie and other "homeless" singles and families living around his camp on the Sacramento River near the California capitol. Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, Or.

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Profiles Montana Blackie, an elderly hobo who first hit the roads during the Great Depression, as he reminisces about his life and laments the changing attitude toward the homeless. By the author of And Their Children After Them.

Publisher: Rocklin, CA : Prima Pub., 1993
ISBN: 9781559582995
Branch Call Number: 305.568 MAHAR
Characteristics: ix, 278 pages : illustrations ; 21 x 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Williamson, Michael
Notes: Includes index


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