The Salvation Army Paperback

by Susan Cohen

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The Salvation Army

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Since the Reverend William Booth (1829-1912), started his evangelical and philanthropic movement, the Christian Mission, in East London in 1865, and subsequently established it as "The Salvation Army" (SA) in 1878, the brass bands and uniformed officers have become part of the fabric of British life, recognisable on streets up and down the country. What is less well known is the extent of the SA's work, which goes far beyond a commitment to temperance, the bugles and bibles, praying and preaching. This is the story of how one man, assisted by his wife Catherine, created what has become a global mission, working, in the twenty-first century, in more than 120 countries worldwide, and of the social, educational and welfare work administered by thousands of followers. In Britain alone, the SA is the largest provider of social care after the government.
This lively illustrated history tells the story of General Booth's vision, of the SA's military structure, and of the way it developed in the depths of poverty-stricken mid-Victorian Britain, often in the face of opposition, to provide everything from soup kitchens and song books, Mother and baby homes to market gardens, disaster relief and, in 2012, a mountain-biking course for the Olympics at their 'colony', Hadleigh Farm, Essex, established by Booth in 1891.

The Salvation Army by Susan Cohen was published by Shire Publications Ltd in August 2013 and is our 6025th best seller. The ISBN for The Salvation Army is 9780747812456.

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Details for The Salvation Army

Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback
PublisherShire Publications Ltd (August 2013)
Number of Pages64
Thickness5 mm
Height210 mm
Width149 mm
Product Code4071990
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