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Review: How the Other Half Lives

User Review  - Lindsay Duggan - Goodreads

I loved how the book started out. "One half of the world does not know how the other half lives." This book makes me so appreciative that I have a nice place to live and enough food to eat. While I ... Read full review

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  - Bob Schnell - Goodreads

Jacob Riis is a bit of a hero to my family simply by default of his Danish ancestry. This book is his observational review of conditions in New York City's tenements at the height of their infamy ... 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  - Dana - Goodreads

Eye opening accounts of life for poor immigrants living in NYC tenements. Significantly worse than conditions represented in the Tenement Museum (they probably wouldn't get a lot of tourism if they ... Read full review

Review: How the Other Half Lives

User Review  - Marti - Goodreads

There is no doubt this book brought about huge changes in New York City policies toward the poor and indigent in 1890 when it was published. I just finished "Five Points" which motivated me to finally ... Read full review

Review: How the Other Half Lives

User Review  - Antoņia Lewis - Goodreads

Dry but revolutionary I guess Read full review

Review: How the Other Half Lives

User Review  - John Brissette - Goodreads

I visited the Lower East Side Tenement Museum in NYC where I first encountered this book. Shamefully as a native New Yorker I've heard the Riis name my whole life but was unfamiliar with his work ... Read full review

Review: How the Other Half Lives: Studies Among the Tenements of New York (Barnes & Noble Library of Essential Reading)

User Review  - James Violand - Goodreads

All Liberals and those who profess to be humanitarians need to read this book. Riis, a reporter for a New York newspaper, investigated the tenements and the society that calls them home. This book is ... Read full review

Review: How the Other Half Lives

User Review  - Marks54 - Goodreads

This book is a classic and an early example of the involved and probing journalism that came to be known as muckraking. Riis provides a series of studies of the various aspects of tenement life in New ... Read full review


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