Coal River

Coal River
Author: Ellen Marie Wiseman
Publsiher: Kensington Books
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2015-11-24
ISBN 10: 1617734489
ISBN 13: 9781617734489
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Coal River Book Review:

This eye-opening novel from the New York Times bestselling author of The Orphan Collector delivers “a spot-on portrayal of a dark time in American history” (Historical Novel Society, Editor’s Choice). Ellen Marie Wiseman draws readers into the Pennsylvania mining operations of the early 20th century—where children had no choice but to work in deadly conditions . . . or face starvation. 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 of the dangerous mines, the hopeless workers, and their improbable fight for justice.” —Publishers Weekly

Coal River

Coal River
Author: Michael Shnayerson
Publsiher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2008-01-08
ISBN 10: 142993316X
ISBN 13: 9781429933162
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Coal River Book Review:

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.

The Plum Tree

The Plum Tree
Author: Ellen Marie Wiseman
Publsiher: Kensington Books
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2013-01-01
ISBN 10: 0758278446
ISBN 13: 9780758278449
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Plum Tree Book Review:

"A touching story of heroism and loss, a testament to the strength of the human spirit and the power of love to transcend the most unthinkable circumstances." —Pam Jenoff, New York Times bestselling author of The Lost Girls of Paris From the internationally bestselling author of The Orphan Collector comes a haunting and lyrical tale of love and humanity in a time of unthinkable horror. The debut novel from a powerful voice in historical fiction, this resonant and courageous saga of a young German woman during World War II and the Holocaust is a must-read for fans of The Tattooist of Auschwitz and The Alice Network. “Bloom where you're planted," is the advice Christine Bölz receives from her beloved Oma. But seventeen-year-old domestic Christine knows there is a whole world waiting beyond her small German village. It's a world she's begun to glimpse through music, books—and through Isaac Bauerman, the cultured son of the wealthy Jewish family she works for. Yet the future she and Isaac dream of sharing faces greater challenges than their difference in stations. In the fall of 1938, Germany is changing rapidly under Hitler's regime. Anti-Jewish posters are everywhere, dissenting talk is silenced, and a new law forbids Christine from returning to her job—and from having any relationship with Isaac. In the months and years that follow, Christine will confront the Gestapo's wrath and the horrors of Dachau, desperate to be with the man she loves, to survive—and finally, to speak out. Set against the backdrop of the German homefront, this is an unforgettable novel of courage and resolve, of the inhumanity of war, and the heartbreak and hope left in its wake. "A haunting and beautiful debut novel." —Anna Jean Mayhew, author of The Dry Grass of August "Ellen Marie Wiseman boldly explores the complexities of the Holocaust. This novel is at times painful, but it is also a satisfying love story set against the backdrop of one of the most difficult times in human history." —T. Greenwood, author of Keeping Lucy

Soul Full of Coal Dust

Soul Full of Coal Dust
Author: Chris Hamby
Publsiher: Little, Brown
Total Pages: 444
Release: 2020-08-18
ISBN 10: 0316299499
ISBN 13: 9780316299497
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Soul Full of Coal Dust Book Review:

In a devastating and urgent work of investigative journalism, Pulitzer Prize winner Chris Hamby uncovers the tragic resurgence of black lung disease in Appalachia, its Big Coal cover-up, and the resilient mining communities who refuse to back down. Decades ago, a grassroots uprising forced Congress to enact long-overdue legislation designed to virtually eradicate black lung disease and provide fair compensation to coal miners stricken with the illness. Today, however, both promises remain unfulfilled. Levels of disease have surged, the old scourge has taken an aggressive new form, and ailing miners and widows have been left behind by a dizzying legal system, denied even modest payments and medical care. In this devastating and urgent work of investigative journalism, Pulitzer Prize winner Chris Hamby traces the unforgettable story of how these trends converge in the lives of two men: Gary Fox, a black lung-stricken West Virginia coal miner determined to raise his family from poverty, and John Cline, an idealistic carpenter and rural medical clinic worker who becomes a lawyer in his fifties. Opposing them are the lawyers at the coal industry’s go-to law firm; well-credentialed doctors who often weigh in for the defense, including a group of radiologists at Johns Hopkins; and Gary’s former employer, Massey Energy, the region’s largest coal company, run by a cantankerous CEO often portrayed in the media as a dark lord of the coalfields. On the line in Gary and John’s longshot legal battle are fundamental principles of fairness and justice, with consequences for miners and their loved ones throughout the nation. Taking readers inside courtrooms, hospitals, homes tucked in Appalachian hollows, and dusty mine tunnels, Hamby exposes how coal companies have not only continually flouted a law meant to protect miners from deadly amounts of dust but also enlisted well-credentialed doctors and lawyers to help systematically deny much-needed benefits to miners. The result is a legal and medical thriller that brilliantly illuminates how a band of laborers — aided by a small group of lawyers, doctors and lay advocates, often working out of their homes or in rural clinics and tiny offices – challenged one of the world's most powerful forces, Big Coal, and won. A deeply troubling yet ultimately triumphant work, Soul Full of Coal Dust is a necessary and timely book about injustice and resistance.

Coal and Coalbed Gas

Coal and Coalbed Gas
Author: Romeo M. Flores
Publsiher: Newnes
Total Pages: 720
Release: 2013-10-19
ISBN 10: 0123972817
ISBN 13: 9780123972811
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Coal and Coalbed Gas Book Review:

Bridging the gap in expertise between coal and coalbed gas, subfields in which opportunities for cross training have been nonexistent, Coal and Coalbed Gas sets the standard for publishing in these areas. This book treats coal and coalbed gas as mutually inclusive commodities in terms of their interrelated origin, accumulation, composition, distribution, generation, and development, providing a balanced understanding of this energy mix. Currently considered a non-renewable energy resource, coalbed gas, or coalbed methane, is a form of natural gas extracted from coal beds. In recent years, countries have begun to seek and exploit coal for its clean gas energy in an effort to alleviate environmental issues that come with coal use, making a book on this topic particularly timely. This volume takes into account processes of coalification, gasification, and storage and reservoir characterization and evaluation and looks at water management and environmental impacts as well. Covers environmental issues in the development of coalbed gas Includes case studies, field guides and data, examples, and analytical procedures from previous studies and investigations Accessible by a large multidisciplinary market by one of the world's foremost experts on the topic

Report of the Chief of Engineers U S Army

Report of the Chief of Engineers U S  Army
Author: United States. Army. Corps of Engineers
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1887
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: UOM:39015067170129
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Report of the Chief of Engineers U S Army Book Review:

Includes the Report of the Mississippi River Commission, 1881-19 .

Appalachian Coal Mining Memories

Appalachian Coal Mining Memories
Author: Mary B. LaLone
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 373
Release: 1997
ISBN 10: 9780936015668
ISBN 13: 0936015667
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Appalachian Coal Mining Memories Book Review:

Mary B. La Lone and 18 student researchers interviewed more than sixty people to document life styles of coal miners in the New River Valley, where coal is no longer mined. "Miners and their families were dedicated to making a good life together and creating a real sense of community between themselves and those around them, with coal never far from their minds." La Lone provides an ethnographic overview of mining culture and practices. Photographs and maps.

The First Century and a Quarter of American Coal Industry

The First Century and a Quarter of American Coal Industry
Author: Howard Nicholas Eavenson
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 701
Release: 1942
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: UOM:39015023658605
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Boone Logan County West Virginia Fishing Floating Guide Book

Boone   Logan County West Virginia Fishing   Floating Guide Book
Author: Jim Maccracken
Publsiher: Recreational Guides
Total Pages: 418
Release: 2017-07-16
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: 9182736450XXX
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Boone Logan County West Virginia Fishing Floating Guide Book Book Review:

Boone & Logan County West Virginia Fishing & Floating Guide Book Over 415 full 8 ½ x 11 sized pages of information with maps and aerial photographs available. Fishing information is included for ALL of the county’s public ponds and lakes, listing types of fish for each pond or lake, average sizes, and exact locations with GPS coordinates and directions. Also included is fishing information for most of the streams and rivers including access points and public areas with road contact and crossing points and also includes fish types and average sizes. NEW NEW Now with a complete set of full sized U.S.G.S. Topographical Maps for the entire county that normally cost from $12.00 to $14.00 each but are included on the disk for FREE. These maps are complete full sized 7.5 minute series quadrangle maps in 1:24,000 scale maps. Contains complete information on Big Creek (F) Big Ugly Creek Buffalo Creeks (W) Chief Logan State Park Pond Coal Rivers (WF) Coal River Clear Fork (WF) Coal River Hopkins Fork Coal River Marsh Fork (WF) Fork Creek Pond Guyandotte River (F) (W) Harts Creeks Huff Creeks (W) Laurel Creek Little Coal River (W) Little Coal River Pond Fork (W) Little Coal River Spruce Fork Little Coal River Spruce Laurel Fork Mud Rivers (W) Rich Creek and the Rockhouse Fork Lake (F) means floatable stream or river (W) means whitewater

Kanawha County

Kanawha County
Author: West Virginia Geological and Economic Survey,Charles E. Krebs,D. Dee Teets
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 679
Release: 1914
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: UOM:39015068288029
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Coal Combustion Byproducts and Environmental Issues

Coal Combustion Byproducts and Environmental Issues
Author: Kenneth S. Sajwan,Irena Twardowska,Tracy Punshon,Ashok K. Alva
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 242
Release: 2006-06-15
ISBN 10: 0387321772
ISBN 13: 9780387321776
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Coal Combustion Byproducts and Environmental Issues Book Review:

Coal Combustion Byproducts and Environmental Issues addresses the major implications and critical issues surrounding coal combustion products and their impact upon the environment. It provides essential information for scientists conducting research on coal and coal combustion products, but also serves as a valuable reference for a wide variety of researchers and other professionals in the energy industry and in the fields of public health, engineering, and environmental sciences. The ultimate goal of this volume is to benefit both our economy and our environment as humanity enters the second half of the fossil fuel era.

What She Left Behind

What She Left Behind
Author: Ellen Marie Wiseman
Publsiher: Kensington Books
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2013-12-31
ISBN 10: 0758278462
ISBN 13: 9780758278463
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

What She Left Behind Book Review:

Half a million copies sold! The breakout novel from the New York Times bestselling author of The Orphan Collector, What She Left Behind weaves together riveting stories of past and present, exploring the strength of women in two different times as they face adversity in two very different ways. Go inside the horrifying walls of a 1920s New York asylum as a wrongly imprisoned woman fights for what is most important to her—and meet the young woman confronting the pain and mystery of her own family’s mental illness two generations later. Ten years ago, Izzy Stone’s mother fatally shot her father while he slept. Devastated by her mother’s apparent insanity, Izzy, now seventeen, refuses to visit her in prison. But her new foster parents, employees at the local museum, have enlisted Izzy’s help in cataloging items at a long-shuttered state asylum. There, amid piles of abandoned belongings, Izzy discovers a stack of unopened letters, a decades-old journal, and a window into her own past. Young flapper and suffragette Clara Cartwright is caught between her overbearing parents and her desire to be a modern woman. Furious when she rejects an arranged marriage, instead finding love with an Italian Immigrant, Clara’s father sends her to a genteel home for nervous invalids. But when his fortune is lost in the stock market crash of 1929, he can no longer afford her care—and Clara is committed to the public asylum. Even as Izzy deals with the challenges of yet another new beginning, Clara’s story keeps drawing her into the past. If Clara was never really mentally ill, could something else explain her own mother’s violent act? Piecing together Clara’s fate compels Izzy to re-examine her own choices—with shocking and unexpected results. “Screams with authenticity, depth, and understanding.” —The New York Journal of Books “A real page turner…will appeal to all readers of fiction.” —The Historical Novels Review “Amazing…A great read!” —The San Francisco Book Review “Will both haunt and inspire you… a moving, and at times chilling story that totally endears you to her characters.” —SpaWeek “A great coming-of-age story.” —School Library Journal

BIENNIAL REPORT

BIENNIAL REPORT
Author: Virginia. BOARD OF PUBLIC WORKS.
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1859
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: UIUC:30112063006230
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

BIENNIAL REPORT Book Review:

Annual Report of the Board of Public Works to the General Assembly of Virginia with the Accompanying Documents

Annual Report of the Board of Public Works to the General Assembly of Virginia  with the Accompanying Documents
Author: Virginia. Board of Public Works
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1859
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: HARVARD:LI14UD
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Annual Report of the Board of Public Works to the General Assembly of Virginia with the Accompanying Documents Book Review:

Chessie System

Chessie System
Author: Dave Ori
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 174
Release: 2022
ISBN 10: 9781610603683
ISBN 13: 1610603680
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Chessie System Book Review:

In 1972 three great railroads-the Chesapeake & Ohio, the Baltimore & Ohio, and the Western Maryland-joined forces as the Chessie System, their diesel engines resplendent in a brilliant new yellow, blue, and vermillion scheme sporting the stylized "Chess-C" logo based on the C&O's familiar mascot, Chessie the kitten. The story of the Chessie System, unique in railroad history, unfolds in all its grit and glory in this book about a rail operation that combined the best of tradition and innovation to a remarkable. Dave Ori traces the railroad's origins from the first affiliation of the B&O and C&O in the early 1960s to the inclusion of the WM a decade later securing routes that spanned the Northeast and Midwest. He also examines the Chessie System itself, from the details of its operating divisions, major facilities, diesel fleet, and intermodal operation to the technological advances that distinguished its reign and its integration in the vast CSX system in 1987.

United States Congressional Serial Set

United States Congressional Serial Set
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1878
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: UCAL:B3985857
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Kanawha Valley

The Kanawha Valley
Author: J. A. Gibbons
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 64
Release: 1872
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: CHI:082920854
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Notes on Sedimentation Activities

Notes on Sedimentation Activities
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1973
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: UCAL:B4567965
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Spruce Mine No 1 Logan County

Spruce Mine No 1  Logan County
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2002
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: NWU:35556033432402
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Bulletin United States Geological Survey

Bulletin   United States Geological Survey
Author: Geological Survey (U.S.)
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 180
Release: 1904
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: HARVARD:32044055613947
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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