Henry T. Bradford brings to life his experiences working the London Docklands with inspirational tales of friendship to shocking, debilitating injuries endured during his time as a docker.In this poignant memoir, Henry T. Bradford gives an unrivalled portrayal of life in Britain in the years following the war, from detailing the devastating consequences of having fought for oneâ€™s country to the camaraderie and escapades of his fellow colleagues.The humorous and heartwarming tales give a rare insight into the lives of dockers, culminating in a greater understanding of the industry and of the authorâ€™s strong motivation to ensure the safety and welfare of the dock workers.Men of the River is a powerful and moving account of one manâ€™s quest to change the lives of countless others. Bradford is a force to be reckoned with as his determination to implement change in the industry is evident in this inspirational account of succeeding against all odds.
This is a collection of tales of people and their lives that involved the author.
The author's note contains good background information if you are not familiar with London docks and dockworkers.
The writing is concise but you can clearly see the scene in your mind.
The tales are just the right length to finish each in a short amount of time.
My favorites were tales 3 and 5 but they were all very interesting.
Some tales have afterthoughts which help finish the story.
The last section , a docker's plan, was not a tale and is probably only interesting to someone involved in the industry.
I would have liked a few more tales instead.
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