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  • 9780615297552
  • 179 pages
  • $25.00
Extra!: The Orphan Trains and Newsboys of New York

Adult; History & Military; (Market)

The composition of the orphan trains that departed New York City carrying more than 200,000 children from various East Coast orphanages, to all points West across the United States became the largest mass migration of children in US history. Extra! Extra! The Orphan Trains and Newsboys of New York is a nonfiction collection of stories that effectively communicates little known details about the children who faced nearly insurmountable odds. From agonizing letters written by desperate mothers, to news stories of the latest train, or of newsboys looking out for each other, the humanity of individuals caught up in the sweep of history is unmistakable. Over 200 hauntingly good photographs weave throughout an incredible historical collection are included in this historical tome!
Reviews
Art and Susan Zuckerman, New York Professors of History, Radio Station WVOX, New

An absolutely incredible book! A timeless classic! A fascinating story written by a very talented lady who portrays the children’s stories so well. A concentrated New York College course has been built upon this accomplished book alone. ”

 

 

 

 

Patricia Birch, Emmy Award winner, director and choreographer for musical theatr

Extra! Extra! reaches the heart of the reader, and the heart of America! As the developer of the musical theatrical production Orphan Train, I only hope this dramatic piece is as touching and important as this incredible book written by author Renée Wendinger.

 

Formats
Hardcover Book Details
  • 9780615297552
  • 179 pages
  • $25.00

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