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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 employees of the area (I.W.W.) union and a member of the administrative committee of the Socialist celebration of the USA. Haywood recounts his adolescence in Utah, his paintings as a miner, and, in short as a homesteader and cowboy. Later, whereas a miner in Idaho, Haywood, encouraged through a speech by way of Ed Boyce, president of the Western Federation of Miners, joined the W.F.M., and hence started his lengthy occupation as a union-organizer, exertions chief, and activist. The e-book additionally recounts his battles with neighborhood police, politicians, and mine-owners, and his courtroom trials and imprisonment. The booklet 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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For a period of six months at one dollar a month and board I was to be boy-of-all-work on the farm. There I milked two cows, fed the calves, cleaned out the stable, but my main job was driving a yoke of oxen. One day I was in the field harrowing while Holden was plowing. A tooth of the harrow turned up a nest of field mice. They were curious little things. I had never seen the like before, and got down on my knees to examine them more closely. They were red, with no hair on their bodies. Their eyes were closed.

The facts and details I talked over every day with Pat Reynolds. I was trying to fathom in my own mind the reason for the explosion. Were the strikers responsible for it? Was it the men who were their spokesmen? Why were the policemen in Haymarket Square? Who threw the bomb? It was not Albert Parsons or any one that he knew; if it had been, why did Albert Parsons walk into court and surrender himself? Who were those who were so anxious to hang these men they called anarchists? Were they of the same capitalist class that Pat Reynolds was always talking to me about?

From the windows in the late winter we could see the snow slides coming down the mountain side from which all the timber had been cut. The first winter a slide filled the canyon below the town, through which a tunnel had to be cut for the stage to come through, and to let the water out. At the noon recess Mrs. Whitehead would appoint a monitor who would report to her how we behaved in her absence. One day Johnnie O’Neill and I were reported for fighting, and when school was called to order, he was called up and given a whipping with the ruler.

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