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Diamonds in the Coal Dust

Author: Maddy Worth

Publisher: Athena PressPub Company

ISBN: 9781847483164

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 220

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A war-time evacuee as a child, Maddy's horizons were to stretch much further than the Yorkshire landscape where she was cared for by her aunt and uncle. Over the years, she grew up, married a miner and dealt with all life had to throw at her - all the while taking care of her husband and three children. Even with all these responsibilities, Maddy was never afraid to take a risk, be it anything from skydiving to uprooting to the other side of the world. Her life story is an inspiring one, and demonstrates that it is possible to enjoy the fullness and richness that life has to offer, no matter what obstacles you may face.

Coal to Diamonds: A Memoir

Author: Beth Ditto,Michelle Tea

Publisher: Spiegel & Grau

ISBN: 0385529740

Category: Music

Page: 176

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A raw and surprisingly beautiful coming-of-age memoir, Coal to Diamonds tells the story of Mary Beth Ditto, a girl from rural Arkansas who found her voice. Born and raised in Judsonia, Arkansas—a place where indoor plumbing was a luxury, squirrel was a meal, and sex ed was taught during senior year in high school (long after many girls had gotten pregnant and dropped out) Beth Ditto stood out. Beth was a fat, pro-choice, sexually confused choir nerd with a great voice, an eighties perm, and a Kool Aid dye job. Her single mother worked overtime, which meant Beth and her five siblings were often left to fend for themselves. Beth spent much of her childhood as a transient, shuttling between relatives, caring for a sickly, volatile aunt she nonetheless loved, looking after sisters, brothers, and cousins, and trying to steer clear of her mother’s bad boyfriends. Her punk education began in high school under the tutelage of a group of teens—her second family—who embraced their outsider status and introduced her to safety-pinned clothing, mail-order tapes, queer and fat-positive zines, and any shred of counterculture they could smuggle into Arkansas. With their help, Beth survived high school, a tragic family scandal, and a mental breakdown, and then she got the hell out of Judsonia. She decamped to Olympia, Washington, a late-1990s paradise for Riot Grrrls and punks, and began to cultivate her glamorous, queer, fat, femme image. On a whim—with longtime friends Nathan, a guitarist and musical savant in a polyester suit, and Kathy, a quiet intellectual turned drummer—she formed the band Gossip. She gave up trying to remake her singing voice into the ethereal wisp she thought it should be and instead embraced its full, soulful potential. Gossip gave her that chance, and the raw power of her voice won her and Gossip the attention they deserved. Marked with the frankness, humor, and defiance that have made her an international icon, Beth Ditto’s unapologetic, startlingly direct, and poetic memoir is a hypnotic and inspiring account of a woman coming into her own. From the Hardcover edition.

Black diamonds and dust

Author: Greg Bogaerts

Publisher: N.A


Category: Fiction

Page: 262

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Black Diamonds

The Downfall of an Aristocratic Dynasty and the Fifty Years That Changed England

Author: Catherine Bailey

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0698182952

Category: History

Page: 544

View: 1899

From the New York Times–bestselling author of The Secret Rooms, the extraordinary true story of the downfall of one of England’s wealthiest families Fans of Downton Abbey now have a go-to resource for fascinating, real-life stories of the spectacular lives led by England’s aristocrats. With the novelistic flair and knack for historical detail Catherine Bailey displayed in her New York Times bestseller The Secret Rooms, Black Diamonds provides a page-turning chronicle of the Fitzwilliam coal-mining dynasty and their breathtaking Wentworth estate, the largest private home in England. When the sixth Earl Fitzwilliam died in 1902, he left behind the second largest estate in twentieth-century England, valued at more than £3 billion of today’s money—a lifeline to the tens of thousands of people who worked either in the family’s coal mines or on their expansive estate. The earl also left behind four sons, and the family line seemed assured. But was it? As Bailey retraces the Fitzwilliam family history, she uncovers a legacy riddled with bitter feuds, scandals (including Peter Fitzwilliam’s ill-fated affair with American heiress Kick Kennedy), and civil unrest as the conflict between the coal industry and its miners came to a head. Once again, Bailey has written an irresistible and brilliant narrative history.

Coal Dust on Your Feet

The Rise, Decline, and Restoration of an Anthracite Mining Town

Author: Janet MacGaffey

Publisher: Bucknell University Press

ISBN: 1611485142

Category: History

Page: 334

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Coal Dust on Your Feet is a historical ethnography covering a century and a half, looking at the lives and struggles of the immigrants who came to work in the Pennsylvania anthracite mines.

Earth's diamonds; or, Coal, its formation and value

Author: Henry H. Bourn

Publisher: N.A



Page: N.A

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Too Good To Be Untrue

Author: Joseph A. Wailes


ISBN: 0991645472


Page: 368

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Supernatural science fiction. How do the seen and the unseen parts of Reality compare, contrast, and interact with each other? What are the parallels, and what are the differences? What conflicts occur between the different aspects of Creation?

The Colliery Engineer ...

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Coal mines and mining

Page: N.A

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Mines and Minerals

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Coal mines and mining

Page: N.A

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Diamonds in the Coalfields

21 Remarkable Baseball Players, Managers, and Umpires from Northeast Pennsylvania

Author: William C. Kashatus

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786483785

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 183

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Between 1876 and 1960, nearly 100 northeastern Pennsylvanians played, managed, coached or umpired in the major leagues. Many were the sons of immigrant coal miners and living and working conditions in America were quite different from what they had been used to. Baseball became an important part of the assimilation process and it thrived as a church-sponsored form of recreation and entertainment for the coal miners and their families. This work explores the childhood, and minor and major league experiences of Christy Mathewson, Stan Coveleski, Stanley "Bucky" Harris, Hughie Jennings, Ed Walsh, Nestor Chylak, Joe Bolinsky, Jake Daubert, John "Buck" Freeman, Mike Gazella, Pete Wyshner, John Edward Murphy, Steve O'Neill, John Picus, Joe "Lefty" Shaute, Steve Bilko, Harry Dorish, Bob Duliba, Joe "Professor" Ostrowski, and Stan Pawloski--21 players, managers, and umpires who exemplify the great talent, dedication, humility, and hardship that many northeastern Pennsylvanians experienced.

The Black Diamond Detective Agency, Collector's Edition

Author: Eddie Campbell

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9781596432567

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 144

View: 2071

A graphic novel about a corn farmer named John Hardin who is suspected by the Black Diamond Detective Agency for blowing up a train and finds himself running from the law.

In the Field of Black Diamonds

Author: Drew Hudson

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595404944

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

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It is the year 1918, the zenith period of anthracite coal mining and James Mueller, a fourteen-and-a-half-year-old son of a coal miner, is soon catapulted into the arduous life of a mine worker. James' decision is not based on greed or a directive from his parents, but on his desire to help his family financially, after learning that his older brother is to attend medical school in Philadelphia to become a doctor. Along the turbulent path of his life, James soon discovers that a special bond has formed with one of his seven children, his daughter, Catherine. Catherine faces her own obstacles growing up in the impoverished, idiosyncratic patch town of Shepsberg. The experiences of both James and Catherine are entwined on many levels as they learn the most essential lessons in life from one another. In the Field of Black Diamonds is based on a true story, which chronicles the tale of a coal mining family set in the anthracite coal region of Eastern Pennsylvania. This is the story of their lives, their journeys, their successes, and their struggles in the black land simply known as coal country.

Diamonds in the Rough

A History of Alabama's Cahaba Coal Field

Author: James Sanders Day

Publisher: University of Alabama Press

ISBN: 0817317945

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 209

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Diamonds in the Rough reconstructs the historical moment that defined the Cahaba Coal Field, a mineral-rich area that stretches across sixty-seven miles and four counties of central Alabama. Combining existing written sources with oral accounts and personal recollections, James Sanders Day’ s Diamonds in the Rough describes the numerous coal operations in this region— later overshadowed by the rise of the Birmingham district and the larger Warrior Field to the north. Many of the capitalists are the same: Truman H. Aldrich, Henry F. DeBardeleben, and James W. Sloss, among others; however, the plethora of small independent enterprises, properties of the coal itself, and technological considerations distinguish the Cahaba from other Alabama coal fields. Relatively short-lived, the Cahaba coal-mining operation spanned from discovery in the 1840s through development, boom, and finally bust in the mid-1950s. Day considers the chronological discovery, mapping, mining, and marketing of the field’ s coal as well as the issues of convict leasing, town development, welfare capitalism, and unionism, weaving it all into a rich tapestry. At the heart of the story are the diverse people who lived and worked in the district— whether operator or miner, management or labor, union or nonunion, white or black, immigrant or native— who left a legacy for posterity now captured in Diamonds in the Rough. Largely obscured today by pine trees and kudzu, the mining districts of the Cahaba Coal Field forever influenced the lives of countless individuals and families, and ultimately contributed to the whole fabric of the state of Alabama. Winner of the 2014 Clinton Jackson Coley Award for Best Work on Alabama Local History from the Alabama Historical Association

Coal and Coal Trade Journal

Author: Frederick Edward Saward

Publisher: N.A


Category: Coal trade

Page: N.A

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Black Diamonds and the Blue Brazil

A Chronicle of Coal, Cowdenbeath and Football

Author: Ron Ferguson

Publisher: Saint Andrew Press

ISBN: 0861538749

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 240

View: 3513

21 years after its publication, a new edition is being published with updated text and new chapters as well as a new Introduction, written by one of the book’s many fans and the biggest name in British football, Sir Alex Ferguson. But this is a book about much, much more than football It is loved not only by Sir Alex but also by Gordon Brown, Alistair Campbell, Ian Rankin and the Rev Kathy Galloway and it was a huge favourite of poet, George Mackay Brown. So why have the trials and tribulations of Cowdenbeath football club – one of the most unsuccessful football clubs in Britain - excited the imagination even of those who have no interest in football and who have never been to Cowdenbeath? Cowdenbeath’s story is set against the rise and decline of the local mining industry and the life after mining. It is very funny, deeply spiritual, moving and also a little bit political. But what makes it so interesting to so many groups is the uplifting story of a real community spirit throughout all of the ups and downs of a town and a football club that is at its social heart and core. It is also the most autobiographical book that Ron Ferguson has written, never taking himself very seriously. The book’s quirkiness appeals across the religious, local, national, and footballing worlds. Long out of print, this is the new and updated 21st-anniversary edition.

Diamond Deposits

Origin, Exploration, and History of Discovery

Author: Edward Erlich,W. Dan Hausel

Publisher: SME

ISBN: 0873352130

Category: Science

Page: 374

View: 7238

Written for geologists and diamond prospectors, this guidebook provides a general overview of diamond exploration and exploitation. The text covers how to find, recognize, and evaluate the potential of diamond deposits. As examples, the book reviews the history of some important diamond discoveries in Russia and the western United States. Much of the book is focused on geology of common diamond host rocks, including kimberlite and lamproite. In addition, it reviews the occurrence of some of the more unconventional host rocks that have produced some notable diamond discoveries. The material found in diamond deposits provides a foundation for discussing some of the most fundamental problems of theoretical geology, such as the timing of geological events and the development of cratonic areas. The authors are both experienced geologists who bring years of field experience to their writing. This resource provides a comprehensive look at the geology of diamonds, including historical data, crystal structure, and methods of exploration.

Children Are Diamonds

An African Apocalypse

Author: Edward Hoagland

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.

ISBN: 1611459346

Category: Fiction

Page: 240

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This is not the Africa of Isak Dinesen, nor the Africa of Joy Adamson. This is the Africa of civil wars and tribal massacres, where the Lord’s Resistance Army recruits child-soldiers after forcing them to kill their parents and eat their hearts. The aid workers who voluntarily subject themselves to life here are a breed of their own. Meet Hickey, an American school teacher in his late thirties, an American school teacher who burns his bridges with the school board and goes to Africa as an aid worker. Working for an agency in Nairobi, one of his jobs is to drive food and medical supplies to Southern Sudan to an aid station run by Ruth, a middle-aged woman, who acts as nurse, doctor, hospice worker, feeder of starving children, and witness. Ruth is gruff but efficient, and Hickey, who is usually drawn to youth and beauty, is struck by her devotion. Returning to Nairobi, he can’t forget what he has seen. When the violence and chaos in the region increase to a fever pitch and aid workers are being slaughtered or evacuated, Hickey is asked to save Ruth overland by Jeep. What happens to them and the children that have joined their journey is the searing climax of this novel. Hoagland paints an unflinching portrait of a living hell at its worst, and yet amid that suffering there is hope in the form of humility, sacrifice, and life-affirming friendship.

Spawn of Coal Dust

Author: Operation Uplift. Community Development Program. Roslyn, Washington

Publisher: N.A


Category: Roslyn (Wash.)

Page: 350

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Acres of Diamonds

Author: Russell Herman Conwell,Robert Shackleton

Publisher: N.A


Category: Success

Page: 180

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Russell H. Conwell Founder Of Temple University Philadelphia.

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