A chilling cautionary tale, this book is the best account of a fatal fire I've ever read. The authors present an account of this disaster and its' aftermath that is frequently... Read morePublished 27 days ago by Thomas G. Matowitz Jr.
I was 8 years old at the time of the fire and lived not too far from the school. I remember watching children jump from the school windows on a black and white tv. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Bruce S.
Very factual account of a tragic fire involving education occupancy. Required reading for all fire prevention and operational divisions. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Roy Boehm
An excellent, historical account of this horrific fire at Our Lady of the Angels Catholic School back in 1958. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Mary J Anderson
This is a great book. Anyone who wants to understand Chicago's history should read this book. It is a hard read and sometime one just has to put it down to dry their eyes. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Dennis Druggan
It was late in the school day, December 1, 1958, and the students of Our Lady of the Angels parochial school were already ready to hit the streets. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Kurt A. Johnson
I lived in the Chicago area and was in 8th grade when this tragedy happened. I was in a school being taught by the same order of nuns as the ones at OLA. Read morePublished 2 months ago by John
Great written documentary of one of the biggest American fires. Well-detailed and researched. A good read.Published 3 months ago by John E. Palmer