868 Biography 33.4 (Fall 2010) might have been cowardly in some respects, but I would argue with anyone in the ofﬁ ce who said anything about the Irish,” Margaret McAloren writes in her unpublished autobiography (165). Many more Irish emigrants, however, must have been like the man named Mick who often visited Peter Donnelly’s childhood home in Barrow- in-Furness in Cumbria: Mick never had any settled occupation, spent all his life in lodgings, lived from hand to mouth, and ﬁ nally died in the workhouse inﬁ rmary “where no one knew [him] or cared who [he was]” (215). The voices in this engaging and informative anthology also function to remind us of all those other Micks in Britain who had no voice, never went home again, and lived lives of quiet desperation. José Lanters James Hinton. Nine Wartime Lives: Mass-Observation and the Making of the Modern Self. Oxford: Oxford UP, 2010. 254 pp. ISBN 978-0199574667, $45.00. Nine Wartime Lives is a fascinating collection of biographical sketches of men and women who kept diaries during the Second World War for Mass-Obser- vation, the pioneering British social research project founded in 1937 by the anthropologist Tom Harrisson, the poet Charles Madge,
Biography – University of Hawai'I Press
Published: Mar 23, 2011
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