Beggars of Life: A Hobo Autobiography (Paperback)

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After killing her treacherous step-father, a girl tries to escape the country with a young vagabond. She dresses as a boy, they hop freight trains, quarrel with a group of hobos, and steal a car in their attempt to escape the police and reach Canada.


A bestseller in 1924, in this vivid piece of outlaw history Jim Tully takes us across the seamy underbelly of pre-WWI America on freight trains, and inside hobo jungles and brothels while narrowly averting the cops. The author chose life on the road over a deadening job, through his teenage years of learning the ropes of the rails and living one meal to the next.



Product Details
ISBN: 9781774640890
ISBN-10: 1774640899
Publisher: Must Have Books
Publication Date: February 13th, 2021
Pages: 176
Language: English

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