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Last Man Out: The Story of the Springhill Mine Disaster
Last Man Out: The Story of the Springhill Mine Disaster
Our Price: $25.00
Year: 2003
Pages: 342
Binding Hardcover
ISBN 151005591

Product Code: 756784018

Melissa Fay Greene (au). The deepest coal mine in N. Amer. was notoriously unpredictable. In Oct. 1958, it “bumped” -- its rock floors heaving up & smashing into rock ceilings. A few miners staggered out, most of the 174 on the shift did not. 19 men were trapped, plunged into darkness, hunger & thirst. Above ground, journalists & families stood in despairing vigil, as rescuers brought out scores of the dead. Then, rescuers stumbled across a broken pipe leading to a cave containing survivors, then a second group was discovered. A media circus followed. Publicity, politics, & segregation sorted the men differently than they had ordered themselves. Green uses long-lost stories & interviews with survivors to reconstruct the drama of their struggle to stay alive. Photos.

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