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Extra! Extra! The Orphan Trains and Newsboys of New York Library Binding – 2010

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Product Details

  • Library Binding: 180 pages
  • Publisher: Legendary Publications; 1st edition (2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0615297552
  • ISBN-13: 978-0615297552
  • Product Dimensions: 11 x 8.5 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,388,866 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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I wish I had known about and read this book before reading the author's novel, "The Orphan Train." The book contained lots of factual information, a lot of history. Many articles from newspapers were included, and there was much repetition. The photographs and personal stories were worth the price of the book. Both my parents were orphans in the early teens and twenties of the 20th century. They were in private orphanages, paid for by each one's surviving parent whom they seldom saw.. I think that kept them from being Orphan Train candidates.
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I agree with the other reviews. This book is an eye opener. I have heard about these trains but this is the first iin-depth book I have read about the children and also the "Newsboys of New York".

I picked up this book on Ellis Island and it was overpriced but I was glad to pay it as I feel it was a donation to keeping History alive. It is a book about survival of the utmost by babies and children. I found myself trying to relate to these innocent children left on the street to survive any way they could. The wonderful people who recognized their struggles and helped them physically, mentally and spiritually are especially heartwarming to read about and I wish I could have joined them. Talk about tough times - we have no idea, talk about being frightened - I don't have a clue, talk about street smarts, they must have had a great education. I do wish that Renee Wendinger would have delved more into the particulars of some of the children and just how they survived and wrote about their lives. How some of these individuals survived - their intimate story would be of interest to me. God bless her for writing this book and putting it all together so we don't forget part of our history that contributed to what we have and are today.

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The book is not only beautiful with quality pictures and professionally put together. It is highly educational with the history of the Orphan Trains and Newsboys of New York City but also draws you in as you read the personal stories that Orphan Train riders have shared. The author helps you to imagine the time period and the dynamics going on in New York City at that time. Individuals facing difficult choices in the worst of situations and others wanting and trying so desperately to help the children, but faced with a situation most wanted to ignore.
The history of the Orphan Trains was kept out of school books after realizing what was done with the families that were torn apart, some never to unite...others never to know their true names, parents, history or ancestry.
The author knows first hand as she continues to search on behalf of her mother to learn of her mother's biological parents.
I highly recommend you read the book and then donate it at your local library. Then be sure to share the history with others and pass on this missing piece of history on behalf of all those who are still looking for their ancestry, their true identities and parents.
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"Extra! Extra! The Orphan Trains and Newsboys of New York" is a fascinating book about a time when Orphans and abandoned children roamed the streets of New York. The author does an excellent job of sharing experiences of both the children and foster families. This was a unique period in our history. Thanks to the Childrens Aid Society and other agencies, homeless children were able to not only survive, but to become parts of loving families.

The book was purchased through Amazon and it was delivered promptly and in excellent shape.
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An account of an historical event that is passing from the memory of this nation. The lives that were saved and the self-denying heroes and heroines who saved these children should be recognized and remembered by all.
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Renee Wendinger's book is rich in both history and historical photographs chronicling a time in America's history that pre-dates social welfare programs and laws - where only the fittest survived. It is interspersed with heartwarming letters from mothers that left babes at an orphanage - unable to care for them. The numerous photos of newsboys are extremely interesting and endearing. It's clear that Renee's knowledge of the subject of orphan trains runs deep. The book is a delight to read from cover to cover. You won't be disapointed!
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