Book Reviews of Last Man Out: The Story of the Springhill Mine Disaster

Last Man Out: The Story of the Springhill Mine Disaster
Last Man Out The Story of the Springhill Mine Disaster
Author: Melissa Fay Greene
ISBN-13: 9780151005598
ISBN-10: 0151005591
Publication Date: 4/1/2003
Pages: 352
Rating:
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.
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3.6 stars, based on 13 ratings
Publisher: Harcourt
Book Type: Hardcover
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Trapped a ;mile below the earth's surface, with scant hope of rescue, nineteen miners spent over a week without light, drink, or food. This is the extraordinary story of their suffering, their courage, and their miraculous rescue.
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Extraordinary story of nineteen miners suffering, their courage, and their miraculous rescue.
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Trapped a mile below earth's surface, with the scant hope of rescue, nineteen miners spent over a week without the light, drink, or food. This is the extraordinary story of their suffering, their courage, and thier miraculous rescue.
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Gosh did this book ever open my eyes. I knew coal mining was dangerous, but in 1958 it was even more so. Ms. Greene captures the experience of being trapped in the absolute night of a failed coal mine that you can almost see the pale beams of dying headlamps and taste the last sip of coal laced drinking water. This book is brutally detailed of this absurdity and of this distasters aftermath. This book will make you savor daylight in a way you never have-unless of course you are already a coal miner. There are diagrams and pictures and Ms Greenes words won't leave you for a long time, if ever after reading this.