Books tagged: miners

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When Life Stood Still
Price: $3.95 USD. Words: 132,710. Language: English. Published: March 13, 2017 by The Educational Publisher/Biblio Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Historical » United Kingdom, Fiction » Historical » General
This story shows the heartaches of the time and place and how families intertwine through circumstances you could never imagine but held together by love. Three friends out for an adventurous journey bring back treasures. Little did they know what difference their finds would make to the lives of those in their own families and their community."
Spirits of Southeast Alaska: The History & Hauntings of Alaska's Panhandle
Price: $9.95 USD. Words: 37,030. Language: English. Published: October 15, 2016 by Epicenter Press. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Ghost, Nonfiction » History » North America
Ghostly footsteps and poltergeist occurrences abound in the Alaskan Panhandle. Author James P. Devereaux, archaeologist, lived in Alaska for years, collecting stories and researching the history of these ghost stories, collected here in Spirits of Southeast Alaska.
What the Cat Dragged In
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,290. Language: English. Published: August 19, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
Hattie Ballew is a gold miner in California’s Mother Lode. She works a claim with her brothers, and enjoys the company of her cat Little Bit, who pilfers things from the cabin and the surrounding woods. As Hattie finds out in this short story, the lust for gold leads to violence – and murder. And Little Bit may drag in a clue.
Ghosts of Gannaway
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 85,640. Language: English. Published: July 9, 2015 by Books We Love Ltd.. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
Ghost whispers echo through the mines of Gannaway. They have a story to tell. It’s the story of a town torn apart by greed, pollution and vanity, by racial discord between the Native Americans and the invading miners, by the Great Depression, by the violent union strikes of the 1930’s. That’s not all that brought Gannaway to its knees, though. Not by a long shot. Because something—else—lives...
Seeds of Discord
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 64,710. Language: English. Published: December 27, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Alternative history
The 1984 miners' strike was the most bitter conflict in British industrial history. Lasting a full twelve months it was responsible for a number of deaths, thousands of injuries and arrests and the dreadful division of communities and even families and the ultimate destruction of a once great industry.
Claim 227
Price: $1.34 USD. Words: 7,640. Language: English. Published: April 28, 2014 by Red Kittys Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Western, Fiction » Historical » Western & American frontier
He knew as soon as he touched it what it was. Holding it up to Andrews, yelling out to him his eyes wide looking wild, "Bonanza, Ya?" Walking to him David saw the yellow stone with other minerals clinging stubbornly to the gold. Taking the cold metal in his own hands, he felt a rush of excitement the gold warmed from his touch. Perhaps this where the fever comes from.
Walk the Pit Road
Price: Free! Words: 11,210. Language: English. Published: September 5, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » European
Set in a Scottish mining village in the early nineteen fifties where life was still much as it had been before the war. Where the miner's woman folk still used the back green wash houses and everyone knew their neighbours. Where life was often hard but friends plentiful, there came a day when things changed and the village was never quite the same again.
From Paupers to iPads
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 74,130. Language: British English. Published: August 27, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir, Nonfiction » History » Family history
A journey through seven generations, tracing a family's changing fortunes from the woollen mills of Yorkshire and the shipyards of Wales, through two world wars and into the hi-tech world of the 21st century
The Colorado Labor Wars: Cripple Creek, 1903-1904
Series: Regional History Series. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 37,580. Language: English. Published: August 7, 2013 by Pikes Peak Library District. Categories: Nonfiction » History » North America, Nonfiction » History » Essays
Commemorating the centennial of the Cripple Creek Labor Wars, 1903-1904, this book recalls the causes and consequences of one of the era's violent labor strikes that spread throughout the Colorado mine fields. A "must read" for those interested in labor history, mining, and a time when the Western Federation of Miners asked, "Is Colorado in America?"
Alaska Gold Rush: True Stories Told By The People Who Were There
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 12,850. Language: English. Published: July 31, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » American, Nonfiction » History » North America
Alaska Gold Rush is a unique collection of 12 stories -- the best we could find -- torn from the pages of gold rush-era newspapers. These are great gold rush stories such as "Rush Into New Fields" and "Miners Fleeced by the Mounted Police" that focus on the real trials and tribulations of novice gold miners and the bandits that prayed on them in a harsh land.