"I use Out of This Furnace as a first reading in my American History course because it provides an overview of the period, introduces the idea of industrialization from a worker point of view, and provides insights into immigrant ethnic communities in twentieth-century America."
—Lawrence Levine, George Mason University
This is our second book. Loved reading it the first time and thought we should retread it. We are originally from Pittsburgh and my Dad, brother and uncles worked (and died) in... Read morePublished 22 days ago by Frank A. Cerar
Superb historical context based on the author's family history. All the familiar names in the history of Pittsburgh steel are incorporated into this story of three generations of... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Barbara Burchill
As a native of Pittsburgh, I especially enjoyed the "local color," as well as the in-depth characterizations of the times and the people. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Harriet N. Kruman
This book is actually a text book and I love it. It makes me appreciate my heritage of being an American LaborerPublished 5 months ago by Nancy Fantastic
The trials and tribulations of the early Slovak settlers to the United States by following the life of one of them and his friends in the Steel Mills of Pennsylvania. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Kid Kotch
This is a history of the immigrant steelworkers as they moved to Pittsburgh, it follows three generations of families and their struggles. Read morePublished 5 months ago by loyal book clubber