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  • By Katherine J Good
    Jul 18, 2015
    I highly recommend reading Ripples of a Lie. This book captivated my interest, from beginning to end. It made me very thankful for the era that I was born into. I am in awe of the author and her 30 years of research and writing in this effort to disclose the true facts of the character, the incredible life and the many years of unjust imprisonment of her father, Eugene Barnett, and the undue suffering of his family after he was framed and convicted of murder in this horrendous attack and judicial conspiracy of 1919. Eugene Barnett will ever be regarded as a hero in my eyes. Although this tragedy took place in the small town of Centralia, WA, in 1919, Barnett’s courage, beliefs and efforts to achieve fair labor practices and laws have benefited our entire nation and are still being enjoyed today. Most workers today have no idea of the sacrifices made for them by past generations. This book should be required reading in history classes all across our land. It is certainly a valuable... More > record of our history.< Less
  • By Robert Gilbert
    Jun 11, 2013
    This is a very significant book that chronicles the lives of people which were touched by the Centralia tragedy. It provides a real-life example of the fact that labor unions are an essential ingredient of a civil, democratic society, yesterday, today and tomorrow. I believe that any rational and reasonably fair-minded person would reach that conclusion after reading this book. Herein one can find the best and the worst of the American experience -- complete with heroism, cowardice, greed, generosity, hate, compassion, and, in the case especially of the central figure, Eugene Barnett, an extraordinarily indomitable and indefatigable spirit.
  • By rockandsteel
    Mar 30, 2011
    Not just a good book a great book I shed a tear at the end! Living in Tenino just a few mile away from Centralia an x logger for Weyerheauser union member of the IWA international wook workers union in the 80's and now a union Ironworker for 24 years I allways ask about what happened and just got hearsay. Curtis Gibson
  • By Michael Robertson
    Jan 29, 2011
    This book was fantastic. It exposes the truth about what happened in Centralia on November 19th, 1919. I think it's a great opportunity for people to understand one of the most misunderstood events in history. I hope many people read this and learn the reality of many of the situations Eugene Barnett faced as a child, a young man and a wrongly accused victim of a tainted justice system. I would recommend this book - it is well written and informative. Buy it today it is worth reading.
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Esther Barnett Goffinet
January 27, 2011
Hardcover (dust-jacket)
Interior Ink
Black & white
1.62 lbs.
Dimensions (inches)
6 wide x 9 tall
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