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With Thunder on the Mountain, Peter A. Galuszka pieces together the true story of greed and negligence behind the tragedy at the Upper Big Branch Mine, and in doing so he has created a devastating portrait of an entire industry that exposes the coal-black motivations that led to the death of twenty-nine miners and fuel the ongoing war for the world’s energy future.

On April an explosion ripped through Massey Energy’s Upper Big Branch Mine, killing twenty-nine coal miners. This tragedy was the deadliest mine disaster in the United States in forty years—a disaster that never should have happened-Montcoal, WV.

March 1937. Scotts Run, West Virginia. "Employed bachelor coal miner at home in…

March Scotts Run, West Virginia. "Employed bachelor coal miner at home in…

UMW transfer papers

UMW transfer papers

Lest We Forget   Harlan County Coal Miners

Lest We Forget Harlan County Coal Miners

Bon Jellico, Kentucky History

Bon Jellico, KY History of the mine and community

Lattimer massacre - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Never Forget Lattimer Massacre of Pennsylvania Miners September 10 by Silicon Valley REALTOR Michelle Carr CroweWhen I'm taking a break from selling Silico

Photos for WV Coal Miners

Photos for WV Coal Miners

Derby Photos

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Bon Jellico, Kentucky History

Bon Jellico, KY History of the mine and community

Kingsport Times-News, Miner,(Mullins) killed in slate fall.  Feb., 27, 1955, page1

Kingsport Times-News, Feb. page miner (Mullins) killed in slate fall.

Matewan, 12 killed,  The Big Stone Gap Post, page 4, May 26, 1920, Big Stone Gap Va. (Mine Wars)

Matewan, 12 killed, The Big Stone Gap Post, page May Big Stone Gap Va. (Mine Wars)

Smpthe owner o mine in Jenkins was killed in front of his wife and friends, falling slate killed him instantly.  Big Stone Gap Post, Big Stone Gap, Va. Sept.27, 1922 page 1.

Smpthe owner o mine in Jenkins was killed in front of his wife and friends, falling slate killed him instantly. 1922 page

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