Man From Zero
by Ward McNally
Thomas Nelson and Sons, 1973 [First Edition], [Signed], illustrated end-papers, hardcover, dust-jacket
Very Good Condition, Authors gift inscription on half title page, some edge and shelf wear, some rubbing and bumping to edges and corners, age-toned pages, dust-jacket shows a little edge and shelf wear with a little rubbing, small chips to edges and corners (see photographs)
"A man's battle to rehabilitate himself. His pride, his determination not to be rubbed in the mud of his criminal past, a strong belief in his rights as an individual, have caused him to react strongly, to hit back blindly and sometimes unwisely. His determination not to end up like other ... companions from his early life, drifting in and out of prison, drove him on to rehabilitate himself and bring up, with his wife's help, four fine children. As a C grade journalist in Hobart, Tasmania, and then in more responsible jobs in Fiji, Alice Springs, Adelaide, Queensland and eventually Canberra, where he became press secretary to the Federal Minister for Works, Ward has fought to defend himself. he has courage, a courage which refuses to allow people to kick him down and keep him there. he is only too familiar with a society which preaches social justice on one hand, then in practice continues the punishment it pretends has finished when the prison gates slam behind the released convict. he believes he is a person, an individual who is entitled to the same consideration, the same opportunities, as those who have never been convicted - or never been caught."