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Review: How the Other Half Lives

User Review  - Lin Lin - Goodreads

Non-fiction books are usually not what my son would choose to read, but this book interests him. It introduces research and innovations scientists are conducting to learn from the Geckos. The improvement of glue and adhesive products demonstrates the power and value of biomimicry. Read full review

Review: How the Other Half Lives

User Review  - Vered - Goodreads

This book offered a great insight into poor urban life and the conditions within the tenements during the final decade of the 19th century. I thoroughly appreciated Riis's use of statistics and events/descriptions to enlighten his readers to one of the main issues of his day. Read full review

Review: How the Other Half Lives

User Review  - Carey Aquino - Goodreads

This book is one you read 10 pages, then you stop and come back a few days later. It's not a page turner, but it's fascinating history of NYC and the influx of immigrants. Read full review

Review: How the Other Half Lives

User Review  - Amanda Valenti - Goodreads

Reads like a text book but very interesting! Read full review

Review: How the Other Half Lives

User Review  - Camy Do - Goodreads

Good book on NYC in late 19th and early 20th century on the horrendous conditions of tenements - mesmerizing with modern humanitarian views points /of which, some are still be valid nowadays. Read full review

Review: How the Other Half Lives

User Review  - Hakan Jackson - Goodreads

I understand the historical significance of this book bringing light on the situation the poor of New York was living through, but I had no idea how it did this. The "Other Half" doesn't refer to the ... Read full review

Review: How the Other Half Lives

User Review  - Jon Boorstin - Goodreads

Few books have had the influence of actual life that this one had. Riis came over from Denmark with nothing but a dog, and then a New York copper killed his dog. He had a righteous outrage that shines ... Read full review

Review: How the Other Half Lives

User Review  - Quynh Ngo - Goodreads

An interesting record of NYC immigrants in the Gilded Age, providing decent context for understanding Progressivism. Read full review

Review: How the Other Half Lives

User Review  - Malette Poole - Goodreads

Vivid account of the slums of New York post Civil War and on into the "Gilded Age". You could smell it. Read full review

Review: How the Other Half Lives

User Review  - Carly - Goodreads

What's most depressing about this book is how 125+ years later so little has changed. Loved the photos included, and the author's passionate support of the struggling people in the tenements is ... Read full review


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