Jurgis Rudkus, an impoverished Lithuanian immigrant, takes a lowly job at Brown's slaughterhouse to support his young wife and their relatives. Once admiring America for its potential, Rudkus has found opportunities to be too far out of his reach. After being evicted, Rudkus is living in a slum and deeply in debt - unable to support his family. As he attempts to make ends meet, the oppressive working conditions and crippling poverty begin to take a toll on Rudkus and his family.
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Not for the squeamish
Mankind: the good, the bad, and the ugly
Probably not for many years as it is a painful story but if and when I need a reminder of what mankind is capable of, the good, the bad and the ugly, then I will listen / read it again.
No one moment stands out; the author did a great job of dragging us all down into the trenches of life 'as it is' from page one to the last page.
Excellent narrator. I will watch for Lackey's work again.
Mankind; the good, the bad and the ugly.
We should all listen/read this book at least once every 25 years or so...
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