Friday, June 03, 2011

Flesh and Blood So Cheap by Albert Marrin

The year: 1911, the month: March. All seemed normal to the
workers at the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory, but, almost
out of nowhere, a blazing fire devoured the building,
showing no mercy. But what happened before the fire? What
is the Triangle Shirtwaist factory? This is the story of
the labor workers put in to this facility, the pain
endured as men and women worked 15 hour shifts, and the
tragic events that occurred on March 25, 1911.

As many would tell you, I am not a fan of history. Yet, there is
something hidden inside the covers of "Flesh and Blood So
Cheap" that creates excitement matched only by the fear
felt for the many lives lost in the Triangle Fire. A mix
between straight historic fact and authentic details of
life in the early 1900's, this book is sure to please even
the unsure. I found myself obsessed with this book from
the first chapter. "Flesh and Blood So Cheap" is on its
way to the best-seller list.

About a rather sad topic.

Reviewer Age:13

Reviewer City, State and Country: Panama City, Florida United States