Arthur Raistrick

Arthur Raistrick

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Arthur Raistrick (1896-1991) was born in a working class home in Saltaire, Yorkshire. He was a scholar in many related, and some unrelated, fields. He published some 330 articles, books, pamphlets and scholarly treatises. In his early life he was imprisoned as a conscientious objector to the First World War. During his confines in Durham and Wormwood Scrubs prisons he began an association with, and later membership of, the Society of Friends, that lasted throughout his life. As well as a pacifist, he was a socialist and had close ties to the early Independent Labour Party which he greatly valued into his old age. His interests ranged widely. His early academic life was spent at Armstrong and Kings Colleges, Newcastle part of Durham University (later to become Newcastle University) where he attained the role of Reader in Applied Geology. His academic writings start from this period of his life, in 1925.
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  • Paperback | 176 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 10mm | 268g
  • Fer Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • 613671597X
  • 9786136715971