The Resource John C., and Hiley : the struggle of a coal mining family, John H. Corns, (ebook)

John C., and Hiley : the struggle of a coal mining family, John H. Corns, (ebook)

Label
John C., and Hiley : the struggle of a coal mining family
Title
John C., and Hiley
Title remainder
the struggle of a coal mining family
Statement of responsibility
John H. Corns
Title variation
Struggle of a coal mining family
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Thirteen-year-old John C. McCoy slips into the cold water of the Tug Fork River and swims through the darkness to the West Virginia shore and his future. It is 1909, and in a dozen years, he and his wife, Hiley, and two daughters struggle to survive, and the couple joins the fight for food, shelter, and safety in the coal fields. In 1979, shortly after John C. dies, his grandson, an Army colonel, seeks the story of the mine wars, denied to him in public education, and the role of his grandfather in those wars, a story denied to him by his family. He discovers violence, Matewan and Baldwin Felts detectives, Police Chief Sid Hatfield, the Battle of Blair Mountain, and a dark struggle of spies, distrust, and betrayal. And as the larger mystery for him unfolds, he fears the nature of his grandfather's actions in that war, doubts that he should be searching, and asks himself, what will he find, and to whom will he tell what he has found. What was his grandpa's role, and will it write a story of pride or shame?
Cataloging source
Midwest
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Corns, John H
Dewey number
331.892
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Coal miners
  • Coal miners
  • Blair Mountain, Battle of, W. Va., 1921
  • Coal mines and mining
  • Electronic books
Target audience
adult
Label
John C., and Hiley : the struggle of a coal mining family, John H. Corns, (ebook)
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online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780595603114
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Publisher number
MWT12079043
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
12079043
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MWT12079043
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
John C., and Hiley : the struggle of a coal mining family, John H. Corns, (ebook)
Link
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780595603114
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Publisher number
MWT12079043
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
12079043
System control number
MWT12079043
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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