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By William D. Haywood

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Big invoice Haywood, first released in 1929 as Bill Haywood's Book, is the autobiography of work chief William D. Haywood (1869-1929), a founder and chief of the commercial staff of the realm (I.W.W.) union and a member of the administrative committee of the Socialist celebration of the United States. Haywood recounts his formative years in Utah, his paintings as a miner, and, in brief as a homesteader and cowboy. Later, whereas a miner in Idaho, Haywood, encouraged via a speech by means of Ed Boyce, president of the Western Federation of Miners, joined the W.F.M., and therefore all started his lengthy profession as a union-organizer, hard work chief, and activist. The publication additionally recounts his battles with neighborhood police, politicians, and mine-owners, and his courtroom trials and imprisonment. The ebook ends with a bankruptcy ready after his dying of his flight to the Soviet Union, the place he died of diabetes and alcoholism on the age of fifty nine.

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This time Professor Foster was the teacher, a stern-looking old Mormon from Tooele, but an excellent teacher. He taught me to understand history, to dig under and back of what was written. He was a lantern-jawed, gray-mustached old man with gray eyes, and I never saw him whip a child. Hardly a week passed without a fight with some boy or other who would call me “Squint-eye” or “Dick Dead-eye,” because of my blind eye. I used to like to fight. After this term of school the family returned to Salt Lake City.

He was much more than the ordinary dog one usually meets. A shepherd type, as large as a good-sized collie, his coat was black with brown points and a white patch at his throat. He was quick and strong and had limpid brown eyes. He did not speak my language, but I could understand his tail-wagging, his joyful bark, fierce growl, pathetic whine, and low, peculiar croon. There was something about Tim that always made me think of him as a real person. It was as though the personality of some lovable human had found a place in his being.

When the first lot of ore was run through the mill every one was excited as to what the returns were going to be. We had heard different reports as to how the assays were running and that some nuggets had been caught in the battery or ore-crusher. But we never knew the returns, as a nephew of the doctor ran away with the entire output, and as far as I knew was never caught. After this episode there was an air of discouragement and pessimism about the mine. The men did not know whether they were going to get their pay or not, and shortly afterward I quit.

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