Dirty Mines: Coal Mining In Pennsylvania
S. Broskoskeon October 6, 2018 Format: Kindle EditionVerified Purchase. DIRTY MINES is a story about coal mining in Pennsylvania. Excellent story that lets reader really experience coal mining. I thoroughly enjoyed this book! As a resident of northeastern PA, whose grandfather worked as a coal miner, I have been trying to learn more about him, the work he did, and the coal industry. This book, whi...
Paperback: 330 pages
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (February 13, 2016)
Product Dimensions: 5 x 0.8 x 8 inches
Amazon Rank: 1167582
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“Although this book was not what I expected, it's pretty good nonetheless. I was actually expecting more of a straight-out history of the anthracite mining in Eastern Pennsylvania; what this book does is give you that to a fairly good degree, but in a...”
e entertaining and a good read, really sheds light on how a child would enter the industry and move through various jobs until becoming a miner. The story is written in such a way that I feel like I spent time in and around a coal mine, experiencing the work, the environment, and the dangers. I not only learned, but I "felt" the experiences I read about. The author also put in perspective the importance of the coal industry, something that is being forgotten as time passes. This book is such a great story and told so well that it could be made into a movie. It should be required reading in high school or for college freshmen as it illuminates an important part of history.