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Giardina, Denise

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Publisher / Publication Date: Norton 1987

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Green, James R.

Summary: From before the dawn of the 20th century until the arrival of the New Deal, one of the most protracted and deadly labor struggles in American history was waged in West Virginia. On one side were powerful corporations whose millions bought armed guards and political influence. On the other side were 50,000 mine workers, the nation’s largest labor union, and the legendary “miners’ angel,” Mother...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Atlantic Monthly Press 2015

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 975 GRE

Mills, Lauren A.

Summary: In the poverty of the Appalachian coal country in 1908, eight-year-old Minna's life gets even more difficult after her father dies of black lung, and that winter she cannot go to school because she does not have a coat--until the quilting mothers make her a coat using pieces of cloth from their own lives, each with a special story behind it.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Little, Brown and Company 2015

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J FIC MIL

Tanenbaum, Robert.

Summary: While New York City sizzles beneath a blanket of early summer humidity, the Karp family is happily taking refuge in their renovated farmhouse on Long Island's north shore. Karp's battles against the city's corrupt politicians are never-ending. His wife, Marlene, is training guard dogs; Lucy is enjoying her summer break from Boston College. The tide quickly changes, however, when Marlene...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Atria Books 2002

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC TAN

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1 available in Adult, Call number: MYS TAN

Hickam, Homer H.

Summary: Elsie Lavender and Homer Hickam (the father of the author) were high school classmates in the West Virginia coalfields, graduating just as the Great Depression began. When Homer asked for her hand, Elsie instead headed to Orlando where she sparked with a dancing actor named Buddy Ebsen (yes, that Buddy Ebsen). But when Buddy headed for New York, Elsie's dreams of a life with him were crushed...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2015

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC HIC

Summary: Coal provides half of America's electricity. Examines the explosive forces that have set in motion a conflict between the coal industry and residents of West Virginia. Faced with toxic ground water, the obliteration of 1.4 million acres of mountains, and a government that appeases industry, the heroes launch a valiant fight to arouse the nation's help in protecting their mountains, saving their...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Distributed by New Video Group 2009

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1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC BUR

Porter, Tracey.

Summary: In 1905, ten-year-old Billy is taken from an orphanage to live with an aunt and an uncle of whose existence he was previously unaware. He enjoys his first taste of family life until his work in a coal mine and his involvement with a union bring trouble. He then joins a circus in hopes of finding his father.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Recorded Books 2008

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1 available in Juvenile Audiobooks, Call number: J CD Fiction Porter 2007

Shnayerson, Michael.

Summary: One of America's most dramatic environmental battles is unfolding in southern West Virginia. Coal companies are decapitating the mountains. The forested ridge tops and valley streams of Appalachia--one of the country's natural treasures--are being destroyed, along with towns and communities. An entire culture is disappearing, and most Americans have no idea it's happening. Journalist Shnayerson...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2008

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 338.2 SHN

Hoff, B. J.

Summary: "West Virginia, 1869 Three years ago, Dr. Daniel Kavanagh settled down in the quaint town of Mount Laurel and established a medical practice there. The single doctor has been nursing an unrequited crush on Serena Norman, the local schoolteacher. Just down the road lies the coal mining town of Owenduffy, considered by most in Mount Laurel to be a backwoods hamlet. When the mine company's doctor...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harvest House Publishers 2018

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC HOF

White, Ruth

Summary: In 1948, eleven-year-old Audrey lives with her father, mother, and three younger sisters in Jewell Valley, a coal mining camp in Southwest Virginia, where her mother still mourns the death of a baby, her father goes on drinking binges on paydays, and Audrey tries to recover from the scarlet fever that has left her skinny and needing to wear glasses.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Farrar Straus Giroux 2008

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J FIC WHI

McNees, Kelly O'Connor

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Summary: In 1932, New York City, top reporter Lorena "Hick" Hickok starts each day with a front page byline--and finishes it swigging bourbon and planning her next big scoop. But an assignment to cover FDR's campaign--and write a feature on his wife, Eleanor--turns Hick's hard-won independent life on its ear. Soon her work, and the secret entanglement with the new first lady, will take her from New York...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Pegasus Books 2018

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC MCN

Sayles, John

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Nation Books 2006

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC SAY

Giardina, Denise

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Ivy Books 1994

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1 available in Mass-Market Paperback, Call number: PBK FIC Giardina

Barrows, Annie.

Summary: "Miss Layla Beck, the daughter of a powerful Senator from Delaware refuses to marry the gentleman her father has chosen for her and is forced to get a job working for the FWP to write the first official account of Maecdonian History. Her notions of real life--the social whirl of Newport and New York--are totally upended and she despairs in rooming with the overly eccentric Romeyn family in such...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Books on Tape 2015

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD FIC BAR

Dulemba, Elizabeth O.

Summary: Jack loves everything about Coppertown except its thriving mining industry, which long ago drove nature out of the town, but when a strike threatens to close the mine, Jack's family and others may be forced to leave for new jobs and homes.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2013

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J Fiction Dulemba 2013

Brezenoff, Steven.

Summary: Tucker and Maya use the final Titanic artifact to return to 1912 one last time to rescue Liam and join the survivors in the lifeboats as they wait for rescue.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Stone Arch Books 2012

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1 available in Juvenile Fiction, Call number: J FIC BRE

Nies, Judith

Summary: Describes the darker side of the history of Las Vegas and Black Mesa, Arizona, including the relocation of fifteen thousand Navajo to mine coal for cheap electricity for the Vegas Strip and the precipitous drop in the water level of Lake Mead. An epic struggle over land, water, and power is erupting in the American West and the halls of Washington, DC. It began when a 4,000-square-mile area of...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Nation Books 2014

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 979.3135 NIE

Follett, Ken.

Summary: Follows the fates of five interrelated families-- American, German, Russian, English, and Welsh-- as they move through the dramas of the First World War, the Russian Revolution, and the struggle for women's suffrage. Thirteen-year-old Billy Williams enters a man's world in the Welsh mining pits. Gus Dewar finds a surprising new career in Woodrow Wilson's White House. Brothers Grigori and Lev...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Books on Tape 2010

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Palmer, Michael

Summary: A series of bizarre medical events across the country seem to be related to the careless disposal of toxic chemicals by a West Virginia mine, and Matt Rutledge sets out to find the truth and expose the men responsible.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Bantam Books 2002

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC PAL

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1 available in Adult, Call number: MYS PALME

Brezenoff, Steven.

Summary: Transported back to the Titanic shortly after the collision, Tucker and Maya have to try and convince people that the supposedly unsinkable ship is actually sinking--can they find Liam and his parents and get them and the other third-class passengers to the lifeboats in time?

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Stone Arch Books 2012

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1 available in Juvenile Fiction, Call number: J FIC BRE

Hickam, Homer H.

Summary: In the summer of '61, Homer "Sonny" Hickam, a year of college behind him, is dreaming of sandy beaches and rocket ships. But before Sonny can reach the seaside fixer-upper where his mother is spending the summer, a telephone call sends him back to the place he thought he had escaped, the gritty coal-mining town of Coalwood, West Virginia. There, Sonny's father, the mine's superintendent, has...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Delacorte Press 2001

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 813.54 HIC

Palmer, Michael

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House Audio 2002

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Follett, Ken.

Summary: Winter of the World picks up right where the first book left off, as its five interrelated families--American, German, Russian, English, Welsh--enter a time of enormous social, political, and economic turmoil, beginning with the rise of the Third Reich, through the Spanish Civil War and the great dramas of World War II, up to the explosions of the American and Soviet atomic bombs. Carla von...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Books on Tape 2012

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD FIC FOL

Brezenoff, Steven.

Summary: While unpacking a special collection of Titanic artifacts at the local museum, best friends Tucker and Maya touch a canceled ticket and find themselves transported back to Queenstown, Ireland, where the Titanic is boarding--can they figure out how to save a new friend, and still get back to their own time?

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Stone Arch Books 2012

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