By Susan Kushner Resnick

One morning in 1943, on the subject of 80 males descended into the Smith coal mine in Bearcreek, Montana. basically 3 got here out alive. “Goodbye wifes and daughters . . .” wrote of the miners as they died. the tale of that tragic day and its aftermath unfolds during this publication in the course of the eyes of these better halves and daughters—women who misplaced their husbands, fathers, and sons, livelihoods, friends, and houses, but controlled to struggle again and persevere.
 
Susan Kushner Resnick has exposed the tale at the back of all these losses. She chronicles the missteps and questionable ethics of the mine’s managers, who blamed their fail to remember for safeguard at the exigencies of worldwide struggle II; the efforts of an earnest federal mine inspector and the mine union’s president (later a infamous murderer), who attempted in useless to make the mine more secure; the heroism of the lads who battled for 9 days to rescue the trapped miners; and the impact the catastrophe had at the complete mining industry. Resnick illuminates a selected historic tragedy with all its human ramifications whereas additionally reminding us that such tragedies attributable to company greed and indifference are with us to this day.

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