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So Jerry, what inspired you to write this book?

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Tia Carr | 1 comments Your book chronicles the life of Mother Jones. When did this subject matter first appeal to you?


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Jerry Ash | 6 comments Mod
Thanks for asking, Tia.

I first became acquainted with the story of Mother Jones when I co-authored a book on West Virginia in 1976. Since then I've been a MoJo fan, reading everything I can get my hands on about her.

What I came to realize was that none of the historical literature completely covered her 65 years as a champion for working men and women and child laborers.

I decided when I retired I would redirect my energy to writing the first historical novel ever written about Mother Jones.


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