26 October 2014

How the Other Half Lives

I was poking around Librivox to find something to listen to and this was it.  You never quite know what you're going to get with Librivox since they have volunteer readers, and you never love all the readers if you get different people reading different chapters, but it's still a great project.

Anyway, this is a good book and really interesting.  It was hard to listen to the Jacob Riis' acceptable-for-the-time attitudes about different people, especially when he was trying to raise awareness about real life in the tenements, but other than that, this was completely fascinating.  It would have been better to read it rather than listen to it, though, since Riis was a photojournalist.

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