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Triangle: The Fire That Changed America
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Grove Pr
Publication date September 1, 2004
Pages 340
Binding Paperback
Edition Reprint
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780802141514
ISBN-10 080214151X
Dimensions 1 by 6 by 9 in.
Weight 1.10 lbs.
Original list price $16.00
Summaries and Reviews
Summary
Describes the devastating 1911 fire that destroyed the Triangle Shirtwaist factory in New York's Greenwich Village, the deaths of 146 workers in the fire, the Jewish and Italian immigrants, mostly women, who made up the majority of the victims, and the implications of the catastrophe on twentieth-century politics and labor relations. Reader's Guide available. Reprint. 65,000 first printing.
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“Sure to become the definitive account of the fire. . . . Triangle is social history at its best, a magnificent portrayal not only of the catastrophe but also of the time and the turbulent city in which it took place.” —The New York Times Book Review

Triangle is a poignantly detailed account of the 1911 disaster that horrified the country and changed the course of twentieth-century politics and labor relations. On March 25, 1911, as workers were getting ready to leave for the day, a fire broke out in the Triangle Shirtwaist factory in New York’s Greenwich Village. Within minutes it spread to consume the building’s upper three stories. Firemen who arrived at the scene were unable to rescue those trapped inside: their ladders simply weren’t tall enough. 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 was the worst disaster in New York City history. Triangle is a vibrant and immensely moving account that Bob Woodward calls, “A riveting history written with flare and precision.”


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Hardcover
Book cover for 9780786261383 Book cover for 9780871138743
 
Large print edition from Thorndike Pr (March 1, 2004)
9780786261383 | details & prices | 545 pages | 5.75 × 8.50 × 1.25 in. | 1.75 lbs | List price $29.95
About: Describes the 1911 fire that destroyed the Triangle Shirtwaist factory in New York's Greenwich Village, the deaths of 146 workers in the fire, and its implications for twentieth-century politics and labor relations.
from Atlantic Monthly Pr (August 1, 2003)
9780871138743 | details & prices | 340 pages | 6.75 × 9.50 × 1.50 in. | 1.40 lbs | List price $25.00
About: Describes the 1911 fire that destroyed the Triangle Shirtwaist factory in New York's Greenwich Village, the deaths of 146 workers in the fire, and its implications for twentieth-century politics and labor relations.
Paperback
Book cover for 9780802141514
 
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Reprint edition from Grove Pr (September 1, 2004)
9780802141514 | details & prices | 340 pages | 6.00 × 9.00 × 1.00 in. | 1.10 lbs | List price $16.00
About: Describes the devastating 1911 fire that destroyed the Triangle Shirtwaist factory in New York's Greenwich Village, the deaths of 146 workers in the fire, the Jewish and Italian immigrants, mostly women, who made up the majority of the victims, and the implications of the catastrophe on twentieth-century politics and labor relations.
Prebinding
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Reprint edition from Paw Prints (October 4, 2008)
9781439558300 | details & prices | 340 pages | 6.00 × 9.00 × 1.25 in. | 1.32 lbs | List price $24.00

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