Something worried Babcock. One could see that from the impatient gesture with which he turned away from the ferry window on learning he had half an hour to wait. He paced the slip with hands deep in his pockets, his head on his chest. Every now and then he stopped, snapped open his watch and shut it again quickly, as if to hurry the lagging minutes....
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|Number of Pages||:||385 Pages|
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Tom Grogan Reviews
This really picked up about halfway through; I was surprised how much I was able to connect to the characters even with this short of a book.
Loved it! This one's an exciting and compelling book! It was hard to put down while I was reading it. Contains a lot of historical information about life during this period in New York. Read it and you will find it worth your time
Tom Grogan details the lives of stevedores living in a small Staten Island tenement during the end of the nineteenth century. Francis Hopkinson Smith knew this world well (He built the foundation of Bartholdi's Statue of Liberty). I would have given this book five stars, but Smith's political views were a constant undertone. He loathed Union workers and the book carries heavy derogatory remarks about them. The story itself is well written and filled with clever sobriquets.