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Bad Ground: Inside the Beaconsfield Mine Rescue

3.9 of 5 stars 3.90  ·  rating details  ·  39 ratings  ·  6 reviews
Paperback, 351 pages
Published April 1st 2007 by Pier 9
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R.L. Anderson
An Australian friend sent me this for Christmas a few years ago, and I got right into it and couldn't put it down!!! What a truly amazing true life story!! It really puts the reader right into the mine with those men who survived the incredibly terrifying conditions. The language is rough and tough at times, and the descriptions are graphic, but here that's all part of the realism of the story. This is a man's book through and through, not for the faint of heart. I would recommend it very highly ...more
Kirsti
I've always wanted to know more about this true story. Like many Australians, I watched with baited breath all the news updates regarding the rescue of these two men, mourned the loss of Larry Knight and Richard Carlton. This was a great book, but I wish some parts of it had been cut; the author loves going off the subject, giving us random poems about Mako sharks, random descriptions where none were necessary, and in depth background stories about characters when ll I wanted to do was read abou ...more
Jennifer (JC-S)
‘Gold is that most treacherous combination: beautiful and rare.’

On the 25th of April 2006, at 9.26 pm, a small earthquake at the Beaconsfield Gold Mine caused a rock fall. Fourteen miners escaped, one miner, Larry Knight, was killed and two other miners, Brant Webb and Todd Russell, were trapped for two weeks.

This book tells the story of the rescue, as well as some history of the gold mining operation at Beaconsfield where gold was first discovered in 1847. The gold mine was closed in 1914 becau
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Cathy
What a terrifying ordeal. An amazing story of courage and endurance. Hats off to all those involved in the rescue mission and condolences to the Knight family.
Coralie
Gripping, everyone involved got their story told. I rushed to the last page just so the two men would be freed and i no longer endured with them.
Madelaine
Don't bother
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