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Edge of the Triangle

4.25  ·  Rating Details  ·  8 Ratings  ·  4 Reviews
From KIRKIS REVIEW The Triangle Shirtwaist Fire anchors a generations-long family tragedy in this brooding historical melodrama. Fleeing his violent, corrupt father-the first of the novel's string of brutal patriarchs-16-year-old Junior Millwood travels in steerage from Ireland to the teeming New York City of 1906, a journey that begins a lively immigrant bildungsroman. Ri ...more
Paperback, 292 pages
Published March 10th 2011 by Novelist Duane Cook
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Jennie
Jul 05, 2012 Jennie rated it it was amazing
I won this copy as part of a Goodreads giveaway.

I recently watched a documentary on the Triangle fire in 1911. I was lucky enough to win a copy of this book.

I have always been interested in the history revolving around the industrial revolution and how it allowed our factory system to evolve our labor movement. The fire was devastating at the time and shaped some of our modern laws that protect us today.

I thought that the book would mainly cover the fire but it also covered a rich family histor
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Mayda
Jul 26, 2012 Mayda rated it it was amazing
Spanning more than a hundred years, beginning in County Cork, Ireland and ending in New York City, this saga of the Millwood family follows four generations as they sought to succeed and prosper in their own fashion. D. H. Cook’s succinct, almost abrupt style of writing makes for a fast paced read with minimal details, yet offers enough descriptions for the reader to grasp the time periods as well as the development of the characters. Fascinating in its portrayal of politics and corruption, of l ...more
LAWonder10
Jul 09, 2012 LAWonder10 rated it liked it
This is an informative book. Details were researched well before presenting this Historical fiction. Appreciation for the researched details is felt by this person. It would be interesting to know if there is any fact involved in the creation of the particular main family of the story.
Much of the language is crude(although I know it was and is used all too frequently) and there are other situations that had no strong baring on the story which could have been handled more tactfully.
The story dra
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