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Fire on the water / a graphic novel written by Scott MacGregor ; illustrated by Gary Dumm ; introduction by Paul Buhle.

MacGregor, Scott. (Author). Dumm, Gary. (Added Author). Buhle, Paul, 1944- (Added Author).
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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Fayette Co PL - Connersville 741.5 MAC (Text) 39230032056770 Adult New Books Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 1419741160
  • ISBN: 9781419741166
  • Physical Description: 279 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Abrams ComicArts, [2020]

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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.
Subject: Construction workers > Accidents > Ohio > Cleveland > Comic books, strips, etc.
Construction industry > Accidents > Ohio > Cleveland > Comic books, strips, etc.
Tunnels > Ohio > Cleveland > Design and construction > Comic books, strips, etc.
Underground construction > Comic books, strips, etc.
Structural failures > Comic books, strips, etc.
Genre: Comics (Graphic works)
Graphic novels.

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