Triangle: The Fire That Changed America

Triangle: The Fire That Changed America
Von Drehle, David

"Called ""a riveting history written with flair and precision"" by Bob Woodward, Triangle is the dramatic story of the fire that broke out in the Triangle Shirtwaist factory in New York City in 1911. Within minutes the flames spread to consume the building's upper three stories. People on the street watched in horror as desperate workers jumped to their deaths. The final toll was 146 people-123 of them women. It chronicles in harrowing detail the fire and gives an insightful look at how this tragedy transformed politics and gave rise to urban liberalism."


This is the moment-by-moment account of the deadly factory fire of 1911 and the labor reforms that followed.

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974.71041 V9465t

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