Orphan Trains: The Story of Charles Loring Brace and the Children He Saved and Failed (Paperback)Stephen O'Connor (author)
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Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
Number of pages: 362
Weight: 516 g
Dimensions: 229 x 163 x 19 mm
--Ruth Wallis Herndon "New York Times Book Review "
"With grace and precision, and a novelist's sense of time, place, and character, Stephen O'Connor has thoughtfully retraced the gripping, often harrowing tale, showing us in the process how a great city came both to abandon and to redeem some of its most vulnerable citizens." New York--Ric Burns, director of the PBS series New York
"O'Connor's immensely readable book vividly portrays Brace and the world in which he operated. Orphan Trains not only offers us a trip to the past but provides historical context crucial to understanding and evaluating present-day attitudes and policies about poverty, families, and children."
--Merle Rubin "Los Angeles Times "
"In chronicling one of the first ambitious, privately sponsored social welfare programs in the United States, Mr. O'Connor provides an absorbing portrait of the nation at a moment of wrenching change, a moment that has in many ways not yet passed. . . . Orphan Trains is a moving and instructive story, and as he tells it, Mr. O'Connor never loses sight of the real people and real lives at its center."--Richard Bernstein "New York Times "
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