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Don't Waste Man Power. it will win the war

Published by Young Men's Christian Association, Bowery Branch
Used Condition: Very Good
From White Fox Rare Books, ABAA/ILAB (West Windsor, VT, U.S.A.)

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Brochure to convert Bowery Boys to Doughboys! N.d., 1918. 15 by 9 cm. Wraps, with three panel fold out on front, and 14 pp. The brochure was aimed at the ne'er do wells, drunkards and bums who inhabited the Bowery and turn them into upstanding soldiers in the American war effort. The pitch is akin to that of the Foreign Legion -- here is your chance to turnaround your life, and go from a layabout to a productive member of society, with self-esteem, a purpose, and a chance to overcome your vices in the bargain. Of particular interest are the photos as well as the various factoids presented, such as a description of the pawn shop as a place complicit in the drunk's downfall by providing easy credit. Filled with inspiration stories, perhaps half true. Dating is based on statistics of what was accomplished in 1917, followed by a heading "This Year", although it is possible the brochure was issued in 1917 (and the figures are for the year up to that point. Light wear. Bookseller Inventory # 003692

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Title: Don't Waste Man Power. it will win the war

Publisher: Young Men's Christian Association, Bowery Branch

Binding: Brochure

Book Condition:Very Good

Edition: First Edition.

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