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Son Of A Coal Miner By Clair J Hoffman
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Growing up in Pennsylvania coal country in the 1930s.
Coal Miner's Son By Robert Thompson Robinson Jr.
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Robert Thompson Robinson Jr. grew up in a coal mining town. His father mined tungsten and coal, and was working in the Columbine Mine at the time of the massacre in 1927. This book is edited from... More > video interviews Robert Thompson Robinson gave to his son in 1993. The editor did not polish his words, beyond editing out the inevitable repetitions that occur in speech. Here are stories of the broken cherry tree and the cigarette in the chicken house, of the Columbine Mine Massacre and the murder in the street in front of the bar, of the Highlander Boys and the big bands. This book gives a first-hand look at life in a small coal-mining town in the 1920s.< Less
Coal Miner's Son By Robert Thompson Robinson Jr.
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Robert Thompson Robinson Jr. grew up in a coal mining town. His father mined tungsten and coal, and was working in the Columbine Mine at the time of the massacre in 1927. This book is edited from... More > video interviews Robert Thompson Robinson gave to his son in 1993. The editor did not polish his words, beyond editing out the inevitable repetitions that occur in speech. Here are stories of the broken cherry tree and the cigarette in the chicken house, of the Columbine Mine Massacre and the murder in the street in front of the bar, of the Highlander Boys and the big bands. This book gives a first-hand look at life in a small coal-mining town in the 1920s.< Less
Coal Miner's Son By Robert Thompson Robinson Jr.
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Robert Thompson Robinson Jr. grew up in a coal mining town. His father mined tungsten and coal, and was working in the Columbine Mine at the time of the massacre in 1927. This book is edited from... More > video interviews Robert Thompson Robinson gave to his son in 1993. The editor did not polish his words, beyond editing out the inevitable repetitions that occur in speech. Here are stories of the broken cherry tree and the cigarette in the chicken house, of the Columbine Mine Massacre and the murder in the street in front of the bar, of the Highlander Boys and the big bands. This book gives a first-hand look at life in a small coal-mining town in the 1920s.< Less
Men in Mascara: A Coal Miner's Story By Robert Phipps
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Eager but afraid a young man descends into a bottomless pit, into an unknown future, a future filled with immense joy but also great heart-ache. In this powerful autobiography, Robert Phipps combines... More > both humour and sombreness to depict his years working as a Pit Electrician in Derbyshire in the late 1950s. Spanning two decades he describes his experiences of a time now buried deep in history. From childhood pleasures and young romance to the dark menacing face of the coal mine, Robert encounters perilous danger, tragic deaths and life-changing decisions. He writes about his harrowing time on the coal face but also describes countless moments of laughter and joy in such threatening surroundings and about the circumstances which led to him leaving the mine and starting a new life. This is a moving account of family ties, ever-lasting friendships, and above all human strength and perseverance.< Less
Lady Dynamite: A Coal Miner's Wife By Bob Furlin
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Lady Dynamite traces the life of one wife that typifies the lives of the millions of women married to a Coal Miner. She carries the brunt of the hardships and trials of the Coal Mining Family. The... More > story starts in the early part of nineteenth century and goes through to the end of the century. That one life begins in the United States and quickly transitions to northern Italy where she grew to a young lady. Then she came back to the States and to the coal towns to begin a life of a miner’s wife. Small in stature she was a giant in grit and determination. No problem big or small that she faced be it a plague, war, a Mother’s rejection, or the rigors of a miner’s wife she faced them squarely. Nothing overcame her spirit and zest for life.< Less
COAL CAMP By Allan Cannon
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COAL CAMP When two young friends are caught up in the turmoil of changes in the coalfields in the middle of the twentieth century, they take extremely different routes to improving means of... More > extracting coal from the earth—one through mechanization and the other through unionization—and become bitter enemies. But after years of conflicts, getting married and raising children, their friendship is rekindled when they are hopelessly trapped in a mine cave-in. This is the story of coal miners—their lives, loves, hopes, dreams and deaths.< Less
Jacob Mango Coal Mining By Michael Jenison
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Jacob Mango's poetry from inside a coal mine. 33 trapped miners in Chile are rescued. Jacob Mango supplies the poetry to identify with being trapped. Common emotions we can relate to. An appreciation... More > of our life after living inside the "Belly of the beastly bedchamber" and resurfacing to the light. "Eternal dark, gets darker"< Less
Jacob Mango Coal Mining By Michael Jenison
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Jacob Mango's poetry from inside a coal mine. 33 trapped miners in Chile are rescued. Jacob Mango supplies the poetry to identify with being trapped. Common emotions we can relate to. An appreciation... More > of our life after living inside the "Belly of the beastly bedchamber" and resurfacing to the light. "Eternal dark, gets darker"< Less
The Real Price of Coal By Magdalena Meg Garczynska
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Photographs and poems presented in that book tribute to the miners and their families. It is kind of reminder as well - of how hard and dangerous was miners life. Black and white life full of fear,... More > tears, hardship, poverty, hard work, worries and danger. How was real price of coal? -Families fear of their husbands/fathers/sons life -Tousands of victims of mining diasters -Ilness caused by coal dust and hard work in the mines -Environmental problems caused by industrialization /urbanization -Unemployment and poverty problems present days Was it worth it? All photographs showing Hetty Shaft (Hopkinstown), but it is tribute to all miners in Wales and probably in the World. Even if all mines in Wales are closed now, there is still plenty of them in other countries. Some families still living in fear, praying to God and asking for safe come back. We should all remember how big price we pay for coal, which on purpose is also called black gold.< Less