Ashes Under Water: The SS Eastland and the Shipwreck That Shook America Audiobook

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by Michael McCarthy
It was the summer season that broke America’s coronary heart. In 1915, Chicago commuters were horrified to see the SS Eastland, a enormous Lake Michigan steamship, flip over whilst tied to its dock.More than 8 hundred inadequate manufacturing facility employees and their kids drowned. Twenty-two complete people perished. The country cried out for justice.Drawing on previously unpublished proof from the Countrywide Archives, Ashes Under Water is the untold tale of a mysterious industrial atrocity and how the affluent, responsible Eastland homeowners tried to change the blame to the whistleblower and one accurate heroon the ship, Engineer Joseph Erickson, a operating class immigrant.Against all odds, an attorney down on his luck at the time then steppedin to preserve him: Clarence Darrow, the future legal star. A nationaltragedy, Chicago politics, corrupt businessmen, a courtroom drama–allwoven into 1 spellbinding narrative. Creator Michael McCa…

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