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The curious Mr. Howard : legendary prison reformer

Author: Tessa West
Publisher: Hook, Hampshire : Waterside Press ; Eastbourne : UK distributor, Gardners Books, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Looks at both Howard's immense legacy in terms of prison reform as well as his fascinating character and personal life.

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Genre/Form: Biographie
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West, Tessa.
Curious Mr. Howard.
Hook, Hampshire : Waterside Press ; Eastbourne : UK distributor, Gardners Books, ©2011
(DLC) 2012358493
(OCoLC)727711305
Named Person: John Howard; John Howard; John Howard
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Tessa West
ISBN: 9781908162045 190816204X
OCLC Number: 844940631
Description: 1 online resource (xxviii, 31-378 pages, [8] pages of plates) : illustrations (some color), portraits, plans, facsimiles
Contents: Acknowledgements The Author Foreword Timeline Preface Introduction 1: Finding his way 2: The Young Adult 3: Domesticity at Cardington 4: Jack and Restlessness 5: On the Road 6: Home, Shrievalty and Prisons 7: Researching and Travelling 8: Howard in the House 9: The State of the Prisons 10: Foreign Prisons and Hospitals 11: Prisoners of War in England; Scotch and Irish prisons; Hulks on the Thames; Remarks on the gaol-fever; Conclusion 12: The Writer, Editor, Publisher and Superintendent 13: More about Jack, More prisons and More anecdotes 14: Lazarettos and the Plague 15: Back to Cardington 16: The Last Journey 17: The Funeral and Beyond 18: Tributes 19: The Legacy 20: A Last Look Bibliography Index
Responsibility: Tessa West ; foreword, Clive Stafford-Smith.

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