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image of No regrets, Dr. Ben Reitman and the women who loved him, a biographical memoir

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Lexington: SouthSide Press, 1999. Paperback. xv, 212p., wraps, illus., very good condition. By his daughter.
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image of The damndest radical; the life and world of Ben Reitman, Chicago's celebrated social reformer, Hobo king, and whorehouse physician

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Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1987. Hardcover. ix, 332p., illus., minor foxing of top fore edge else very good condition in like dj.
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image of Vous-etes ici: the irritated prattlings of a jaded traveler

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Emeryville, CA: [the author], 2005. 19p., staplebound photocopied zine format, 5.5x8.5 inches, slight crimps and just a touch of soil. Anonymous personal zine about a year spent hitchhiking and riding the rails back and forth across the USA.
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Echoes from the hobnails of a vagabond by "Ace

by Newing, A. C., William V. Certon & Don Louis Shellbach, III

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Published
1923
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£25.96

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Carson City, NV: Self-published by the author as Los Tres Vagamundos, 1923. [21p]4.25x6.5 inches, mild dampstain to for-edge margin of text block, two-hole punch in spine not affecting text otherwise a very good first edition poetry chapbook in stapled brown printed wraps. Ace Newing, Certon and Schellbach were friends in Carson City in the 1920s. Schellbach was an artist… Read more
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Skid Row, U.S.A.

by Harris, Sara

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Published
1956
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Garden City: Doubleday & Company, 1956. Hardcover. 285p., first edition, previous owner's inscription on front blank paste down, edge worn dj with price intact (but crossed out with reduced price written in by hand).
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image of Break their haughty power; Joe Murphy in the heyday of the Wobblies, a biographical novel

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San Francisco: ism press, 1993. 332p., wraps, uncorrected page proofs, 8.5x11 inches, plastic comb binding. Relates Murphy's adventures in the wheat fields, lumber camps, and on the high seas. Historical events include the 1919 Centralia massacre in Washington state; the Colorado coal miners' strike of 1927; and the 1931 strike by workers building the Boulder Dam.
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image of Across the fruited plain. With illustrations by Janet Smalley

Across the fruited plain. With illustrations by Janet Smalley

by Means, Florence Crannell

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Published
1940
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New York: Friendship Press, 1940. xii, 112p., wraps, illus. Young adult novel on migrant farm workers.
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image of Across the fruited plain. With illustrations by Janet Smalley

Across the fruited plain. With illustrations by Janet Smalley

by Means, Florence Crannell

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Published
1940
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£11.13

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New York: Friendship Press, 1940. xii, 112p., shelf worn wraps, minor stains first page, illus. Young adult novel on migrant farm workers.
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Broke;" the man without the dime

by Brown, Edwin A.

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Published
1920
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£48.21

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Boston: The Four Seas Company, 1920. xviii, 369p., front., photographic illus. as called for, original brown cloth case binding is gilt-titled and bears a vignette photo portrait of the author. Boards somewhat edge worn, hinges a little soft, spine lettering eroded, previous owner's name on front blank end paper. Brown traveled for two years to New York, Boston, Chicago,… Read more
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image of No regrets, Dr. Ben Reitman and the women who loved him, a biographical memoir

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Lexington: SouthSide Press, 1999. Paperback. xv, 212p., wraps, illus. By his daughter.
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image of Bobby Gregory and his Ramblin' Hobo's album of hobo songs, no. 12

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New York: American Music Pub. Co, 1947. 27p., wraps, music and lyrics, 9x12.5 inches. Sheet music.
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£33.38
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The main stem

by Edge, William

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Published
1927
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New York: Vanguard Press, 1927. Hardcover. 212p., first edition, spine slightly darkened else very good condition. Hobo novel, with some mention of the IWW.
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image of Under the safety net; the health and social welfare of the homeless in the United States. Edited by Philip W. Brikner, Linda Keen Scharer, Barbara A. Conanan, Marianne Savarese, [and] Brian C. Scanlan

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New York: W.W. Norton & Company, 1990. xxiii, 439p., neatly ex library, dj. A United Hospital Fund book.
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Good company

by Harper, Douglas A.

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Published
1982
ISBN
9780226316864
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Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 1982. Hardcover. 172p., illus., very good condition in a chipped and slightly soiled dj. "[N]arrative of firsthand experience and pages of wonderfully piebald dialogue that recreate the month [Doug Harper] spent in the company of Carl, a classic American railroad tramp.
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image of The homeless transient in the Great Depression: New York State, 1929-1941

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Albany: State University of New York Press, 1986. xii, 319p.
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image of Rough and rowdy ways; the life and hard times of Edward Anderson

Rough and rowdy ways; the life and hard times of Edward Anderson

by Bennett, Patrick

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Published
1988
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College Station: Texas A&M University Press, 1988. xv, 191p., illus., dj. Anderson wrote two proletarian novels.
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