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This was a very sad book. The author, who survived the tragic fire at Our Lady of the Angels School in Chicago, was left severely disabled, and she had to find a way to survive.
Sadly, it seems, there wasn't a lot of support in those days for post fire victims.
Jan 15, 2009
great chicago history first hand
michele mcbride published the earliest first hand account of the our lady of the angels school fire.which she survived in 1958. it remains the worst school fire in chicago history,published in 1979 i was in the book business,and regret never meeting msmcbride,though i met many writers. now thanks to alibris i have secured an autographed copy. ms.mcbide died in 2001.. i regret not meeting her and securing a signed copy in person. but her book should always be read .
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