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Heat the Furnace Seven Times More

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Patrick McGeown was born in 1897 in the industrial Scottish town of Craigneuk to immigrant Armagh parents. As the title of his autobiography suggests, his working life was spent in the steel industry, first in Craigneuk, where his father was a furnaceman, and later in Wigan and the Ancoats district of Manchester. He was also a keen student of WEA courses, which led him to the view that every steelworks should have a library, ‘as centrally situated as the work’s canteen, and used as frequently’. The documentary realism of his account of the different phases of his working life makes his memoir a valuable source for the social history of twentieth-century steel production, replete with insights into differential pay grades and occupational hierarchies.

The book itself although there some marks to the dust cover the book is in good condition.

Item details

Author(s):
Patrick McGeown
Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
1968
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
0
Publisher:
Readers Union

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About this item

Patrick McGeown was born in 1897 in the industrial Scottish town of Craigneuk to immigrant Armagh parents. As the title of his autobiography suggests, his working life was spent in the steel industry, first in Craigneuk, where his father was a furnaceman, and later in Wigan and the Ancoats district of Manchester. He was also a keen student of WEA courses, which led him to the view that every steelworks should have a library, ‘as centrally situated as the work’s canteen, and used as frequently’. The documentary realism of his account of the different phases of his working life makes his memoir a valuable source for the social history of twentieth-century steel production, replete with insights into differential pay grades and occupational hierarchies.

The book itself although there some marks to the dust cover the book is in good condition.

Author(s):
Patrick McGeown
Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
1968
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
0
Publisher:
Readers Union

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