Blood on the Tracks by Cecelia HollandNonfiction
I don't know how to review this because I don't exactly know what it is about...some type of union or labor uprising that involved trains. And, I hate that because I love uprisings and overthrow of 'the man', especially when it is based on a true story!
Really, I'm sure this was based on an important topics and I don't mean to be so blithely shrugging away the death of innocent people but the writing and details were so convoluted that I felt like I was caught in a downpour of word drops without an umbrella.
I was attracted to this Kindle single because of the topic of history. This story concerns The Great Railroad Strike of 1877. I actually had to go back and look things up ON THE INTERNET (gasp!) because I learned so little from this book. Apparently, during the depression, the owners of the four biggest railroads in NY state cut workers' salaries by 10% and tried to break the unions while raking in huge profits. Sound similar to today? History does have a way of repeating itself.
I think this is an important topic but felt absolutely no connection to the story and just couldn't wait for it to be over.