ONENESS

ANGIOLINA THE 1909 CHERRY MINE DISASTER

by LORENA COTTON & DEAN


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Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 9/24/2004

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 116
ISBN : 9781418470838
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 116
ISBN : 9781418470845
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : E-Book
Page Count : 116
ISBN : 9781418470852

About the Book

The Golden Door

When they first glimpsed “The New Colossus” - The Statue of Liberty in New York Harbor - as described by Emma Lazarus, many immigrant’s future in America looked brilliant. One Augusto Sargenti disembarked after his long journey from northern Italy and proceeded to Cherry, Illinois to toil in the coalmines there.  A few months later his wife Angiolina with their two children Armando and Mario, too, looked upon The Lady with the Lamp and the bright future ahead.  The beacon dimmed when fire ripped through the dark pit and extinguished Augusto’s life and nearly smothered Angiolina’s.  Through tears, frustration and deep grief, Angiolina finds the strength to withstand this severe test.  She gathers all her courage, survives, and unexpectedly finds happiness and transcends the heartbreak.  This book is a “quick read” that you will want to experience again and share with others who want to understand the challenges faced by one huddled family’s yearning to enter America through the golden door.   


About the Author

Dean Cotton was born and raised in Mendota, Illinois.  Lorena (Galletti) Cotton was born and raised in Naplate (Ottawa), Illinois.  Dean graduated in 1962 with a BSME degree from Bradley University in Peoria, Illinois.  He is a Registered Professional Engineer in Illinois and Indiana.  Dean held a variety of engineering and management positions with Union Carbide and Caterpillar. He retired from Caterpillar in 1999.

Lorena earned her cosmetology license in 1958 and has worked in sales.  Dean and Lorena were married in 1958 and raised three children who also earned advanced educations.