The Soap Man PDF ePub eBook

Books Info:

The Soap Man free pdf In 1918, as the First World War was drawing to a close, the eminent liberal industrial Lord Leverhulme bought - lock, stock and barrel - the Hebridean island of Lewis. His intention was to revolutionise the lives and environments of its 30,000 people, and those of neighbouring Harris, which he shortly added to his estate. For the next five years a state of conflict reigned in the Hebrides. Island seamen and servicemen returned from the war to discover a new landlord whose declared aim was to uproot their identity as independent crofter/fishermen and turn them into tenured wage-owners. They fought back, and this is the story of that fight. The confrontation resulted in riot and land seizure and imprisonment for the islanders and the ultimate defeat for one of the most powerful men of his day. The Soap Man paints a beguiling portrait of the driven figure of Lord Leverhulme, but also looks for the first time at the infantry of his opposition: the men and women of Lewis and Harris who for long hard years fought the law, their landowner, local business opinion and the entire media, to preserve the settled crofting population of their islands.

About Roger Hutchinson

Roger Hutchinson is an award-winning author and journalist. After working as an editor in London, in 1977 he joined the West Highland Free Press in Skye. Since then he has published thirteen books, including Polly: The True Story Behind Whisky Galore- an acclaimed literary biography of James Boswell- a definitive history of the 1966 World Cup- and a life of Aleister Crowley. He is still attached to the WHFP as editor and columnist, and has written for BBC Radio, The Scotsman, the Guardian, The Herald and the Literary Review. He lives on the Hebridean island of Raasay.

Details Book

Author : Roger Hutchinson
Publisher : Birlinn Ltd
Data Published : 15 November 2005
ISBN : 1841583278
EAN : 9781841583273
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 256 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
Rating :

Reviews The Soap Man



17 Comments Add a comment




Related eBooks Download


  • They Fought Alone free pdfThey Fought Alone

    They Fought Alone recounts the true story of the nearly three year period in which a handful of mostly American servicemen. led by U.S. Army Colonel Wendell Fertig. and many Filipinos. banded together on the island of Mindanao to protect the civilian population..


  • World War I Trench Warfare free pdfWorld War I Trench Warfare

    The years from 1914 to 1918 saw a whole series of complex and very rapid changes in infantry tactics. which fundamentally altered the way wars had been fought for 150 years..


  • World War II at Sea free pdfWorld War II at Sea

    Discover how the vital war at sea was fought. from the first battle to the last.As soon as World War II broke out in September 1939. the conflict at sea began and was fought with fury until the unconditional surrender of Germany and Japan nearly six years later..


  • World War II at Sea free pdfWorld War II at Sea

    Discover how the vital war at sea was fought. from the first battle to the last.As soon as World War II broke out in September 1939. the conflict at sea began and was fought with fury until the unconditional surrender of Germany and Japan nearly six years later..


  • Organic Soap Making free pdfOrganic Soap Making

    Make Organic Natural Soap At Home Starting Today. Contrary to what advertisements and endorsers say. manufactured soap bars can actually harm the skin. Store bought soaps contain not only harmful chemicals and preservatives but also some of the same ingredients found in detergents..


  • The Soap Man free pdfThe Soap Man

    Download Free Books On Tape. In 1918, as the First World War was drawing to a close, the eminent liberal industrial Lord Leverhulme bought - lock, stock and barrel - the Hebridean island of Lewis. His