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The Jungle by Upton Sinclair
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This is a shocking story about the meat packing industry. The things that ended up in the meat. It was also hard to hear what the workers went through and how this family struggled just to survive. How their food was filled with nasty things, how people swindled them. It was a hard life back then for immigrants. Very good book to learn a little bit about America's history.
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April 28, 2015 – Shelved
February 29, 2016 – Started Reading
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James Thane I agree; a very good book. It does put you off breakfast sausage for a while, though, doesn't it?

Marla Yes it does James. I do remember going through a slaughterhouse in 5th grade and when I saw what went into a hotdog, it put me off those for awhile. Of course that is what they gave us at the end of the tour. Like we would want to eat meat after seeing what we had just seen.

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