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The Great Coalfield War

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The classic study of one of America's most violent labor struggles.The effect of this work is simply enraging, for the reality that the documentation evokes, both of wickedness and of the suffering that wickedness caused, is intolerable. -- The New Yorker
Paperback, 416 pages
Published July 15th 1996 by University Press of Colorado (first published January 1st 1972)
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This was the only adult written for adult book about the Ludlow massacre that I could get through. Thank you author for making the reading understandable and not a show off of words and writing style.

I rated a 4 because of some hard to grasp parts of the book, but they were far and few between.

I cried in a few places. The truth the author pointed out, the only true victims were the children and the wives.

From the President at that time to Rockefeller to the UMW to the miner to the country she
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