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The Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire of 1911 resulted in the deaths of 146 workers. Marrin puts the fire within the context of working conditions, immigration, and the labor movement, including present day factory conditions in the United States and worldwide.
A heart-wrenching look at the history of the Warsaw Ghetto, told by comparing the philosophies of Doctor Janusz Korczak, a pediatrician-turned-orphanage-director who championed children's rights, and Adolf Hitler, a racist fanatic whose policies led to the murder and manipulation of children. This masterfully woven story is meticulously documented and asks tough, resonant questions about good and evil.
Marrin begins with the ecology and history of the Great Plains, illuminates the Depression and Dust Bowl years, and then clarifies not only the human mistakes that made conditions ideal for the disaster, but also the continuing threat those same mistakes create today in parts of the world.