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Calculated Risk: Greed, Politics and the Westray Tragedy

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On May 8, 1992, twenty-six men went underground to work the night shift at the Westray coal mine in Nova Scotia. They never came back. The massive explosion that claimed their lives the next morning sent shock waves across North America and around the world. Calculated Risk is the only comprehensive account of the worst mine disaster in modern Canadian history. It recounts ...more
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Published April 1994 by Nimbus

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I’m drawn to fascinating people and events that have been overlooked or forgotten – hidden gems tucked away in the attics of history, stories waiting to be told. Ideas and inspiration can come from a footnote in a book, a museum exhibit or a reference in the news. I discovered the subject of my latest book, Empire of Deception – Leo Koretz and his amazing oil swindle in 1920s Chicago – while doing research ...more