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Coal River

Author : Michael Shnayerson
ISBN : 142993316X
Genre : Political Science
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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.

Coal River

Author : Ellen Marie Wiseman
ISBN : 9781617734489
Genre : Fiction
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In this vibrant new 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. An emotional, compelling novel that rings with authenticity—Coal River is a deft and honest portrait of resilience in the face of hardship, and of the simple acts of courage that can change everything.

Coal River Basin Channel Rehabilitation Project

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ISBN : NWU:35556031030398
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Production Opportunities In The Coal River Valley

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ISBN : OCLC:318947221
Genre : Agricultural productivity
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Suspended Sediment Yields In The Coal River And Trace Fork Basins West Virginia 1975 84

Author : Stephen M. Ward, D.H. Appel
ISBN : OSU:32435073081390
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Prospectus Of The Coal River Railroad Company Of West Virginia

Author : Coal River Railroad Company of West Virginia
ISBN : CHI:73603506
Genre : Coal mines and mining
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Coal River Special

Author : Michael H. Cary
ISBN : 1555235506
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Two friends go on a camping expedition and tell their stories of how they got where they are, what they would have done differently, and why they have left things undone. A book full of adventure and suspense!

Trapped Under Coal Valley

Author : Terry Brazier
ISBN : 9781504915915
Genre : Fiction
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On a cold February morning in 1908, the ground under Coal Valley, Illinois, trembled as an earthquake opened the earth, collapsed mining tunnels, and created chasms and fissures as deep as five hundred feet below the rolling hills. It would forever be known as Coal Valley’s “great cave-in.” Thirteen men lay trapped for three months as tensions rose among the townspeople, rescuers, and families of the trapped miners. One rescue attempt after another failed due to aftershocks, weather, and just plain bad luck. The dangers were great below ground, but the twisted minds of some of the town’s inhabitants made the danger even greater at the surface. A story of adventure, suspense, greed, romance, fantasy, and redemption that will leave the reader wondering who or what was actually trapped under Coal Valley. Was it just the miners, the apparitions that they faced, or was it the underground dwellers whose intelligence was advancing at such a rapid pace that they were preparing for their place in the sun?

Coal River

Author : Eric L. Stone
ISBN : OCLC:213757188
Genre : Conservation of natural resources
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The Kanawha Valley

Author : J. A. Gibbons
ISBN : CHI:082920854
Genre : Kanawha River Valley (W. Va.)
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