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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (480 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: John Harvey Narrator: Gordon Griffin Publisher: Recorded Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Following his wife's betrayal and his own retirement from the force, Detective Inspector Elder has fled as far as it is possible to go in England without running out of land. But he is haunted by the past and in particular by the unsolved disappearance of 16-year-old Susan Blacklock.

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Jacqueline | 2/17/2014

    " Everyone should know this history and how we came to have fire laws in public buildings. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Cindy | 2/2/2014

    " Published 100 years after the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire that occurred March 25th 1911 this novel is about the circumstances that led up to the fire and the aftermath that followed. Written for young adults the book begins with the first hand account of 31-year-old Frances Perkins who was walking down the street in New York City when she came across the horrifying site of the fire and women leaping out the windows to escape the fire. Perkins was deeply effected by what she saw and went on to become the 4th United States Secretary of Labor. Marrin then goes back and explores the mass immigration of millions of impoverished people who were coming to America in hope of improving their lives. Three out of four immigrants that arrived ended up living in poverty, many working where conditions were unsafe like the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory. After the fire there is an outcry for the government to step up and protect worker safety and health. Despite the changes made sweatshops still exit and create unsafe working conditions. In 2010 there was a fire at the Garib and Garib Sweater Factory in Bangladesh where 21 people were killed in a situation eerily similar to that of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory. This short and highly informative book is written simply and in a narrative that is easy to follow. For readers that are looking on information about the Shirtwaist Factory fire I would recommend that they first read “Triangle: The Fire That Changed America” written by David Von Drehle. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Jes | 12/7/2013

    " Interesting read. Reads more like a history text book than specific to the Triangle Fire. Good history of immigration though. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Tracey | 6/30/2012

    " teen nonfiction; history: triangle shirtwaist fire. Appears to be well-written, providing thorough background on immigration, living and working conditions, etc. "

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