Fire on the Water

Fire on the Water

Graphic ed

Hardback (12 May 2020) | English

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Synopsis

A novel based on a true tale of heroism and invention in the tunnels beneath Lake Erie in 1916
 
This original graphic novel imagines the lives of blue-collar workers involved in the real-life Lake Erie tunnel disaster of 1916 in Cleveland. Author Scott MacGregor and illustrator Gary Dumm tell the intersecting stories of a brilliant African American inventor, Ben Beltran (based on the real-life Garrett Morgan, Sr.), desperate immigrants tunneling beneath Lake Erie, and corrupt overseers who risk countless lives for profit. As historical fiction, Fire on the Water sheds light not only on one of America's earliest man-made ecological disasters but also on racism and the economic disparity between classes in the Midwest at the turn of the century.

Book information

ISBN: 9781419741166
Publisher: Abrams Books
Imprint: Abrams ComicArts
Pub date:
Edition: Graphic ed
DEWEY: 741.5
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 288
Weight: 876g
Height: 243mm
Width: 177mm
Spine width: 32mm