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In the kingdom of coal : an American family and the rock that changed the world

Author: Dan Rottenberg
Publisher: New York : Routledge, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The driving power behind America's rise from backward agricultural colony to the industrial force of the modern world was coal. This is the story of coal through the eyes of two families - one the  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Leisenring family.; Givens family.
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Dan Rottenberg
ISBN: 0415935229 9780415935227 9780203488560 0203488563
OCLC Number: 52348860
Description: xvii, 327 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Mauch Chunk: "A rock that burns"; A passage from the mines; Holy trinity; Boy wonder of the anthracite; Souls in darkness; A road not taken --
Connellsville: The ambitions of Henry Clay Frick; At war in the coke fields; Starting over; The rise of John L. Lewis; Utopia goes union; Be careful what you wish for ; Prelude to murder --
To the Powder River: The age of uncertainty; Riding the roller coaster; Nowhere to hide.
Responsibility: Dan Rottenberg.
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