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By Susan Kushner Resnick

One morning in 1943, as regards to 80 males descended into the Smith coal mine in Bearcreek, Montana. in basic terms 3 got here out alive. “Goodbye wifes and daughters . . .” wrote of the miners as they died. the tale of that tragic day and its aftermath unfolds during this ebook during the eyes of these other halves and daughters—women who misplaced their husbands, fathers, and sons, livelihoods, friends, and houses, but controlled to struggle again and persevere.
Susan Kushner Resnick has exposed the tale at the back of all these losses. She chronicles the missteps and questionable ethics of the mine’s managers, who blamed their omit for security at the exigencies of worldwide warfare II; the efforts of an earnest federal mine inspector and the mine union’s president (later a infamous murderer), who attempted in useless to make the mine more secure; the heroism of the lads who battled for 9 days to rescue the trapped miners; and the impression the catastrophe had at the complete mining industry. Resnick illuminates a selected ancient tragedy with all its human ramifications whereas additionally reminding us that such tragedies attributable to company greed and indifference are with us to this day.

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