Beggars Of Life: A Hobo Autobiography

Be the first to review this product

Availability: In stock

$15.00
OR

Quick Overview

A bestseller in 1924, this vivid piece of outlaw history has inexplicably faded from the public consciousness. Jim Tully takes us across the seamy underbelly of pre-WWI America on freight trains, and inside hobo jungles and brothels while narrowly averting railroad bulls (cops) and wardens of order.

Beggars Of Life

Double click on above image to view full picture

Zoom Out
Zoom In

More Views

  • Beggars Of Life

Details

Written with unflinching honesty and insight, BEGGARS OF LIFE follows Tully from his first ride at age 13, choosing life on the road over a deadening job, through his teenage years of learning the ropes of the rails and living one meal to the next.

Tully's direct, confrontational approach helped shape the hard-boiled school of writing, and later immeasurably influenced the noir genre. BEGGARS OF LIFE was the first in Tully's 5 volume memoir, dubbed the 'Underworld Edition,' recalling his transformation from road-kid to novelist, journalist, Hollywood columnist, chain maker, boxer, circus handyman, and tree surgeon.

Additional Information

Author Jim Tully
Publisher AK Press
Page Count 256pp
Publication Size 6 x 8.75
Publication Notes Softcover
Publication Date November 1, 2003
ISBN 978-1902593784

Product Tags

Use spaces to separate tags. Use single quotes (') for phrases.