Sister of the Road: The Autobiography of Boxcar Bertha

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    as told to Ben Reitman

    Publisher: AK Press

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    Size: 208 pages

    ISBN: 9781902593036

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Another raging slab of real American history you're not likely to find in the textbooks. It's a window into a wildly under-appreciated dropout culture that gets left out of the stultifying fairytales that pass for history books—a much more rowdy and messily interesting tradition than the guardians of propriety, steeped in those other great American traditions of Puritanism and hypocrisy, let on.

Hobo jungles, bughouses, whorehouses, Chicago's Main Stem, IWW meeting halls, skid rows, and open freight cars—these were the haunts of the free thinking and free loving Bertha Thompson. This vivid autobiography recounts one hell of a rugged woman's hard-living depression-era saga of misadventures with pimps, hopheads, murderers, yeggs, wobblies, and anarchists.

Book Details

Author: as told to Ben Reitman
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9781604866315
Size: 208 pages
Publisher: AK Press
Year: 2002

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