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In Darkest England and the Way Out by [Booth, William]
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This classic work in the literature of poverty, published in 1890 by William Booth (1829–1912), the founder of the Salvation Army, drew attention to the appalling conditions in which the destitute of Victorian Britain's great cities lived, and suggested ways in which their lives could be improved.

About the Author

William D. Booth has more than 37 years' experience in building materials sales, metal building sales, and running his own company specializing in metal building sales and construction. He is the author of three other books, including one on boating published by Cornell Maritime Press; Marketing Strategies for Design-Build Contracting, from Chapman & Hall; and Selling Commercial and Industrial Construction Projects, published by Van Nostrand Reinhold.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 807 KB
  • Print Length: 333 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1108074367
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  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004UJM9H4
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars 18 customer reviews
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It's time this book was more widely read. England is still stuck in the age of not recognising what ails society. People do not want to help those less fortunate and Christian Churches in particular sit in their ivory towers and ignore what is happening around them. If we took more notice of what William Booth describes as darkest England we would have more impact and certainly society would be a better place in which to live. It's time that those people in the public eye seeking to amend the support given to the less fortunate listened to what Booth was telling us at the end of the 19th Century and iknto the 20th Century. 100 years on and we don't seem to have learned.
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This account of the earliest years of the Salvation Army should be read by all who appreciate the need for the social work they did in the 19th century, as well as by all Christians of whatever denomination. William Booth's prescription for improvement generally is, however, perhaps rather optimistic (and of course never actually happened).
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An amazing inspirational book that gives an amazing outline in reaching out and helping the poor. I work in prisons and amongst the poor in South Africa and this book has inspired me to do more and to follow William Booths example. There were many helpful things in the book that are relevant for application today and the I portance of deep long term holistic investment to see those on the margins healed and restored.
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It is a wonderful personnel account from william booth as founder of salvation if your are studying history of salvation army this book is a inspiring account of the history he talks to us about his background and how he met his wife catherine and how it all began and it was good to know he also has struggles at the start.
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This is a classic book written by the founder of the Salvation Army, who recognised the social need with the nation 150 years ago. So far ahead of his time, and still relevant in 2013. I would highly recommend this book, surrounded with prayer for our nation as well.
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Whilst not sharing the religious imperative driving Booth along, I admire his basic humanity and sense of injustice that in the world's wealthiest and most powerful country at the time, poverty, suffering and inhumanity were commonplace and many were indifferent to their plight. This book shocked them out of their complacency and now that we are not so wealthy, the injustice that still exists seems even more difficult to remove. Hard-going prose but a remarkable man and message.
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As a document of its time this book can rank alongside Engels' analysis of a generation earlier in The Condition of the Working Class in England. Yet while Engels' book now has value mainly as analysis and historical evidence, many of the problems identified by Booth are still frighteningly with us, and his proposals for dealing with them are always specific and practical. The only thing that has changed, one might say, is the style of writing English prose - in that respect the book is indeed a period piece!
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William Booth was a man of many ideas relating to social reform. He was a great leader for the Salvation Army, a very positive man who became a legend.
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