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The day the earth caved in : an American mining tragedy

Author: Joan Quigley
Publisher: New York : Random House, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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A look at the Centralia, Pennsylvania, mining disaster offers a portrait of the dying coal town, the scene of the nation's worst abandoned mine fire, and the families caught up in the disaster, discussing the struggle to provide a just remuneration to the victims.
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Genre/Form: History
Nonfiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Joan Quigley
ISBN: 9781400061808 1400061806
OCLC Number: 71582285
Description: xxx, 237 pages : illustrations, map ; 25 cm
Contents: Boom to bust --
Powder keg --
Where the dog star never glows --
What fire? --
Trench warfare --
Bureaucratic shuffle --
Divided we stand still --
Squaring off --
Outside the norm --
Inside the beltway --
Which side are you on? --
This is still America --
Epilogue : Home.
Responsibility: Joan Quigley.

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A look at the Centralia, Pennsylvania, mining disaster offers a portrait of the dying coal town, the scene of the nation's worst abandoned mine fire, and the families caught up in the disaster, discussing the struggle to provide a just remuneration to the victims.

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