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The Sunnyside War
Join young Dan Cook on his journey of struggle, betrayal, and self-discovery in his fight for justice in a coal mining town in the 1920s. Set in the Book Cliffs of the American West, The Sunnyside War artfully documents a crucial time in history when the romance of the open range was being transformed into a place that longtime settlers and new immigrants alike called home ...more
Paperback, 367 pages
Published April 1st 2003 by Bonneville Books
(first published January 1st 2003)
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This book is a comparatively well-written novel which generalizes on history of strikes as they must have been in the first half of the twentieth century. Sad that they probably were so violent and bitter. It includes considerable interesting detail about coal mining techniques and history in Utah including hints about involvement of members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The story line is a hasty romance between a Mormon boy and a non-Mormon girl and has to be rated PG-13. ...more