Download and read online Coal River in PDF and EPUB 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.
Download and read online Coal River in PDF and EPUB 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.
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Download and read online The Coal River Valley in the Civil War in PDF and EPUB The three rivers that make up the Coal River Valley--Big, Little and Coal--were named by explorer John Peter Salling (or Salley) for the coal deposits found along its banks. More than one hundred years later, the picturesque valley was witness to a multitude of bloody skirmishes between Confederate and Union forces in the Civil War. Often-overlooked battles at Boone Court House, Coal River, Pond Fork and Kanawha Gap introduced the beginning of "total war" tactics years before General Sherman used them in his March to the Sea. Join author and historian Michael Graham as he expertly details the compelling human drama of West Virginia's bitterly contested Coal River Valley region during the War Between the States.
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Download and read online Coal River Road in PDF and EPUB The poems in Coal River Road reveal the power of oral history and place, a connection to the stunted ancient hills of West Virginia that remains as primordial and profound as the poet's estrangement from that place.
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Download and read online Chesapeake Ohio Coal River District in PDF and EPUB This book is the first complete detailed history of the Chesapeake & Ohio's Coal Rver District. These branch lines tapped a fabulously rich coal field just to the south of the C&O main line in sourthern West Virginia, and remains to this day an important coal producing area. Dr. Wendell McChord has researched the line and presents one of the most comprhensive histories in text, maps, and photos covering this very important part of the C&O's coal era.
Download and read online Das verlorene Medaillon in PDF and EPUB Angesichts des Elends, das in der Bergarbeiterstadt Coal River herrscht, ist Emma Malloy fassungslos. Selbst Waise, geht ihr besonders das Schicksal der Kinder zu Herzen, die halb verhungert und unter Lebensgefahr in den Kohlenminen schuften müssen. Gegen den Willen ihrer wohlhabenden Verwandten, bei denen Emma seit dem Tod ihrer Eltern lebt, verteilt sie heimlich Nahrungsmittel an die Ärmsten und bringt den Kindern Lesen und Schreiben bei. Eines Tages trifft sie dabei auf den Arbeiter Clayton Nash, der sie vor der Kohlekompanie warnt, denn die duldet keine Einmischung ...