By Michael McCarthy

ISBN-10: 0762793287

ISBN-13: 9780762793280

ISBN-10: 1493009400

ISBN-13: 9781493009404

It was once the summer time that broke America's middle.
In 1915, Chicago commuters have been horrified to work out the SS Eastland,
a tremendous Lake Michigan steamship, turn over whereas tied to its dock.
More than 8 hundred bad manufacturing unit employees and their young ones drowned.
Twenty-two complete households perished. The state cried out for justice.
Drawing on formerly unpublished proof from the nationwide records, Ashes lower than Water is the untold tale of a mysterious business atrocity and the way the filthy rich, in charge Eastland
proprietors attempted to shift the blame to the whistleblower and one actual hero
on the send, Engineer Joseph Erickson, a operating classification immigrant.
Against all odds, an lawyer down on his good fortune on the time then stepped
in to save lots of him: Clarence Darrow, the long run felony famous person. A national
tragedy, Chicago politics, corrupt businessmen, a court docket drama--all
woven into one spellbinding narrative. writer Michael McCarthy takes
us again 100 years to the gritty streets of Chicago and the
throaty blast of steamship whistles, unveiling the total tale of the
tragedy--and its really good aftermath--for the 1st time.

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