đź“’ Coal River by Michael Shnayerson

Genre : Political Science
Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
ISBN_10 : 9781429933162
Copyright Year : 2008-01-08
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One of America's most dramatic environmental battles is unfolding in southern West Virginia. Coal companies are blasting the mountains, decapitating them for coal. The forested ridge tops and valley streams of Appalachia—one of the country's natural treasures—are being destroyed, along with towns and communities. An entire culture is disappearing, and to this day, most Americans have no idea it's happening. Michael Shnayerson first traveled to the coal fields four years ago, on assignment for Vanity Fair. There he met an inspiring young lawyer named Joe Lovett, who was fighting mountaintop removal in court with a series of brilliant and daring lawsuits. He also met Judy Bonds, whose grassroots group, the Coal River Mountain Watch, was speaking out in a region where talking truth to power was both brave and dangerous. The two had joined forces to take on Massey Energy, the largest and most aggressive of the coal companies, and its swaggering, notorious chairman, Don Blankenship. Coal River is Shnayerson's account of this dramatic struggle. From courtroom to boardroom, forest clearing to factory floor, Shnayerson gives us a novelistic and compelling portrait of the people who risked their reputations and livelihoods in the fight against King Coal.

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đź“’ Coal River by Ellen Marie Wiseman

Genre : Fiction
Publisher : Kensington Books
ISBN_10 : 9781617734489
Copyright Year : 2015-11-24
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In this vibrant historical novel, the acclaimed author of The Plum Tree and What She Left Behind explores one young woman’s determination to put an end to child labor in a Pennsylvania mining town . . . As a child, Emma Malloy left isolated Coal River, Pennsylvania, vowing never to return. Now, orphaned and penniless at nineteen, she accepts a train ticket from her aunt and uncle and travels back to the rough-hewn community. Treated like a servant by her relatives, Emma works for free in the company store. There, miners and their impoverished families must pay inflated prices for food, clothing, and tools, while those who owe money are turned away to starve. Most heartrending of all are the breaker boys Emma sees around the village—young children who toil all day sorting coal amid treacherous machinery. Their soot-stained faces remind Emma of the little brother she lost long ago, and she begins leaving stolen food on families’ doorsteps, and marking the miners’ bills as paid. Though Emma’s actions draw ire from the mine owner and police captain, they lead to an alliance with a charismatic miner who offers to help her expose the truth. And as the lines blur between what is legal and what is just, Emma must risk everything to follow her conscience. “Wiseman offers heartbreaking and historically accurate depictions . . . a powerful story.” —Publishers Weekly “Heartrending and strongly drawn.” —Booklist Includes an excerpt from Ellen Marie Wiseman’s newest novel, The Orphan Collector

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đź“’ Coal River by Eric L. Stone

Genre : Conservation of natural resources
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ISBN_10 : UCR:31210024701193
Copyright Year : 1979
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ISBN_10 : NWU:35556031030398
Copyright Year : 1975
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Genre : History
Publisher : Arcadia Publishing
ISBN_10 : 9781625851925
Copyright Year : 2014-09-23
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The three rivers that make up the Coal River Valley--Big, Little and Coal--were named by explorer John Peter Salling (or Salley) for the coal deposits found along its banks. More than one hundred years later, the picturesque valley was witness to a multitude of bloody skirmishes between Confederate and Union forces in the Civil War. Often-overlooked battles at Boone Court House, Coal River, Pond Fork and Kanawha Gap introduced the beginning of "total war" tactics years before General Sherman used them in his March to the Sea. Join author and historian Michael Graham as he expertly details the compelling human drama of West Virginia's bitterly contested Coal River Valley region during the War Between the States.

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ISBN_10 : OSU:32435073081390
Copyright Year : 1988
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đź“’ Prospectus Of The Coal River Railroad Company Of West Virginia by Coal River Railroad Company of West Virginia

Genre : Coal mines and mining
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ISBN_10 : CHI:73603506
Copyright Year : 1879
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Genre : Geology
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ISBN_10 : MSU:31293017248661
Copyright Year : 1949
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ISBN_10 : UOM:39015022541083
Copyright Year : 1933
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đź“’ Ancient Path by R. Steelhammer

Genre : West Virginia-- History
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ISBN_10 : OCLC:1139484434
Copyright Year : 1977
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A magazine article about a 37 mile trail along the little coal and big coal rivers in West Virginia.

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