Friday, October 31, 2008

The Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire by Donna Getzinger

This is a nonfiction book about the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire of 1911.
This book was a well written and moving account of factory conditions and the union movement of the day that led to the death of 146 people and then its aftermath. Well written with appropriate photographs, I enjoyed this book or at least as much as you can about such a horrible tragedy. The account of the fire itself was horrible. (I was tearing up during certain passages) If I knew it would have more teen appeal I would give it a thumbs up but I don't think it would so I'll have to say nay.

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