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Richard Kilroy O'Malley
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Mile High Mile Deep

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Hardcover, 304 pages
Published September 28th 1971 by Mountain Press Publishing Company (first published September 1971)
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HeavyReader
Dec 30, 2008 HeavyReader rated it liked it
Recommends it for: anyone interested in Montana history
Shelves: fiction
When I was in high school, I won a speech contest and was sent on an all expense paid trip to Washington, DC. There was a winner from every state there. After the trip, I made friends with the winner from Montana a young woman a year older than I was. We were pen pals for quite a while, and she eventually sent me a copy of this book.

I remember I really liked it, and that it was set in Montana. It was particularly about mining, but I can't remember if it was pro-union or what. I wish I still had
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Voner
Jun 21, 2011 Voner rated it really liked it
great read if you have an interest in finding out what a old-time mining town (Butte Montana) and mining was actually like. Also includes an interesting take on the company versus the unions... most realistic take on the company versus unions I have read. not really great live picture -- no great plot or storyline..... I think this book is a rarity for its subject matter and readability.
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Apr 04, 2012 Richard rated it it was amazing
I spent a few days in Butte, Montana a couple of years ago and am still haunted by its ghostly beauty. This book contains the author's memories of his childhood in the city during the 1920s. It's a series of sometimes dark, somtimes humorous tales about the hard-working, hard-drinking Slavs, Swedes, Brits, Irish and others who came to Butte to labor in its mines. A blood feud carried over from the old country, mine accidents, and violent strikes are all part of the story. Tom Sawyer with an ...more
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Jun 21, 2011 timv rated it really liked it
interesting read if you are want to know what life in a hard rock mining town (Butte Montana) was like in the early 1900s. also contains a great take on the union versus the company. Probably the most realistic take on the union versus the company I've read. Not great literature -- doesn't have a good storyline or narrative etc. -- but a rare book - in my opinion.
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