The Foundry Man’s Apprentice
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The Tremont Street Mob were just ordinary impoverished families – but most importantly they were neighbours, thrust together by the harsh conditions of the Victorian Industrial age, where money was power, where the rich factory owners ruled not only at work but at home, robbing their employees of their wages and their dignity. But neither little money nor little food could sever the bonds that built up between them.
The children of these families grew up where one such as Fred, always the most courageous, became their leader and protector, not just in peacetime but also in war.
Even the outbreak of WW1 could not stop the influence of the rich and powerful, and when Fred is murdered on the battlefield and branded a coward, it begins a long fight for justice, if only because a section of society appears to be beyond the law.
Assisted by Clive White, an investigative journalist at the Mail, the newspaper uncovers corruption at the highest levels of the Establishment; in the Army, the Police and Government itself and even many years later, attempts were made to stop the investigation and publication of the facts.
Why, when it happened so long ago?
Info: 273 pages l 234 x 156mm