Library Ed. MountainWhispers.com 2006
CD ISBN 097178017X $24.95 Eight CDs
Coal may have been king, but miners were hardly treated like royalty. From its opening montage of headlines on the struggle to unionize the coal fields of West Virginia through its final song, this audio production always grabs listeners' attention. Ross Ballard II delivers his deep passion for the miners' battles with a slight twang as he reads the narrative. The author's father led the "miners' army," and the book is drawn from their stories. Listeners who enjoy the protest songs that punctuate each disc will be pleased to find a bonus music disc at the end, featuring 16 songs. J.A.S. © AudioFile 2006, Portland, Maine [Published: DEC 06/ JAN 07]
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