Weavers of Dreams:
Founders of the Modern Cooperative Movement
By David J. Thompson 3rd Edition 2012
Available June or July 2012
“Weavers of Dreams” tells the story of the revolutionary era in which the Rochdale Pioneers started their cooperative store. Set at the height of the Industrial Revolution, the book calls on the literary observations of Dickens, Disraeli, Elizabeth Gaskell, D.H. Lawrence, Marx and other key writers if the times. Covered are the riots, revolts and reforms of a nation undergoing immense change; cooperatives as a national economic force, the critical role of the Co-operative Women’s Guild, the impact of cooperative education, and the Pioneers commitment to building community. “Weavers of Dreams” has a Greeting from Dame Pauline Green, President of the International Cooperative, a Welcome Alan Godson, Mayor of Rochdale and. a forward by Bruce Thordarson, Director General of the International Cooperative Alliance (1988-2000) plus numerous quotes about the book. “Weavers of Dreams” is updated with new segments and present day statistics.
With 15,000 copies in print, “Weavers of Dreams” is the largest selling book on cooperative history in over half a century. If you are interested in ordering copies of “Weavers of Dreams” please contact the author at the email address below.
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Soon there will be a third edition of “Weavers of Dreams: Founders of the Modern Cooperative Movement.” The new edition is being published in association with the United Nations International Year of Cooperatives. Many cooperative organizations have pooled together to ensure that a third edition is published.
David Thompson, author of “Weavers of Dreams” has announced an international search for additional quotes about Weavers of Dreams. If you have read “Weavers of Dreams” and would like to write a two sentence quote about “Weavers of Dreams” please do. The top three quotes will be included in a selection of quotes printed within the new edition. The writers of those three quotes will receive a free inscribed copy of the new book from the author.
Send your quote to David Thompson at firstname.lastname@example.org by May 6th, 2012.