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|Named Person:||Leisenring family.; Givens family.|
|Material Type:||Biography, Internet resource|
|Document Type:||Book, Internet Resource|
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|ISBN:||0415935229 9780415935227 9780203488560 0203488563|
|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.
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