K. D. Taylor


The author worked 25 years as an underground coalminer.


The Real Widow Maker
Price: Free! Words: 79,260. Language: English. Published: June 30, 2010. Categories: Nonfiction » History » American
The Real Widow Maker is a composition of short stories highlighting some of America’s worst mining tragedies, including disasters at Sago, Crandall Canyon, and Upper Big Branch. The book tells of the coalminer’s struggle to achieve safer mines, and recounts how a band of Rednecks started the largest labor uprising in U.S history. It's a saga filled with tragedy, but filled with heroics too.

K. D. Taylor's tag cloud

baldwin felts    barricade    child labor    coal    crandall canyon    darby    disasters    explosions    farmington    longwall    massey    matewan    methane    mine rescue    miners    rednecks    sago    sid hatfield    strike    taft hartley