Books tagged: coal miners

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A Grievous Wrong: One Boy's Story
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 51,630. Language: English. Published: March 16, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Drama
John, a boy from a Pennsylvania coal town in the 1920's, enlarges his vision of a loving family to take in the ugliness and hopelessness of his family's livelihood. Historically on target John faces poverty, mine disasters, and a massive strike he may have triggered that now threatens him personally.
Tales From The Allotments
Price: $1.60 USD. Words: 36,190. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: December 11, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Fiction, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Social Issues
‘Tales from the Allotments’ is suitable reading for any teenager and adult. Although set in the 19th and early 20th centuries, it is a timeless story that is just as relevant today as it was 150 years ago. It tells of the transition of 18 redundant coal miners to 18 allotment workers after their sole employer in the village, the pit is closed down and their families become poverty stricken.
Benny Kauff Baseball Phenom And Outcast
Price: $3.75 USD. Words: 8,180. Language: English. Published: March 4, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Baseball / History
Benjamin Michael Kauff was a controversial major league centerfielder. He was only 5'8" but possessed tremendous hitting power, especially to right field in the old New York Polo Grounds. Heralded as the "Ty Cobb of the Federal League", he signed with the NY Giants in 1916.. Benny's career ended prematurely in 1920, after he was banished from baseball by Commissioner Kennesaw Mountain Landis.