Patrick Cockburn The Broken Boy

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The Broken Boy

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A personal memoir of the last great polio epidemic, affecting 50,000 people, and of the author’s own experience of polio; a portrait of his parents, both radicals; and the story of the epidemic in Cork, Ireland, where the author and his family lived in the mid 1950s.

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Patrick Cockburn writes on foreign affairs for the Independent. His other books include Getting Russia Wrong and Out of the Ashes: The Resurrection of Saddam Hussein.

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"Charming, interesting and moving by turn" -- Anthony Daniels Sunday Telegraph "Engrossing... an often perceptive genre-defying gem...engaging and entertaining" -- Tom Adair Scotland on Sunday "This is wonderful writing...Brilliant...Cockburn has pulled off something remarkable" Observer "The best journalist's autobiography to appear for years... This is a story of endurance and a hugely adventurous mind, elegantly told" Evening Standard "Sad and entertaining, and altogether evocative of a vanished Ireland" Sunday Times

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