Another one of I Am Mr. Spock those bookshat you read and hen can stop hinking about It was very well written Everyone s personalities were so well described hat he reader really got a sense of who everyone was I had been surprised o see hat he author was American but when I read and saw Boston Connection[Krimi] the American connection it made sense I was just surprised because I had expectedhe author of such a book would be CanadianThe Edmund Burke Natural Law true story begins in Book I by introducinghe miners The Haunted Halloween Carnival their lifestyle and daily routines As I wrote aboveheir personalities are very well portrayed and I did get attached How to Write Funny to some and cringed at what I knew was coming Melissa Fay Greene s description ofhe actual collapse of he mine he boom and of where people were when it happened both he miners and heir families was so well written it was as if she had slowed Unfit to be a Slave time down and we were experiencing evrything in slow motion from a dozen different perspectives at onceThenime slowed down o a crawl for everyone The miners who were still alive 7 miners at 12 600 and 12 at 13 000 feet below he surface were in for a long wait as were Magazine Writing: And the New Literature (Classic Reprint) their families above The descriptions ofhe injuries broke he heart especially Percy whose arm was crushed pinning him beneath a column under he weight
Of Thousands Of Pounds thousands of pounds rock and coal The descriptions of how Future Crimes: Everything Is Connected, Everyone Is Vulnerable, and What We Can Do About It the miners suffered fromhirst were almost oo much o bear I kept From a Writer's Notebook thinking Gethem out of Women and Power in the Middle East there already Thankfullyhe rescuers finally did manage A Year of Weddings to reachhem and both groups of men were hankfully restored o daylight after over a week undergroundOnce he men are rescued Book II follows heir story as The Political Economy of China's Economic Zones they andheir families are invited o Georgia by its segragationalist governor Marvin Griffin Little does his Southerner realize hat one of he miners is a black man with 12 children This man Maurice Ruddick and his wife and children are put in a railer at he other end of Jekyl Island from he whites only hotel where his fellow miners are given accomodation I already had a sweet spot for his Singing Miner who loved music because it was he who stayed by Percy alking softly o him as he suffered and cried out from Colton Baby Homecoming theorture his arm was being subjected Medicinal Plants of the Mountain West to byhe pressure on it My respect for him grew as he accepted his circumstances agreeing o pressure on it My respect for him grew as he accepted his circumstances agreeing o Notes on Love and Courage the local law of segregation sohat his fellow miners wouldn Wounds of the Father: A True Story of Child Abuse, Betrayal, and Redemption t haveo refuse Crusade the vacation as some ofhem had offered Personal Evangelism - Evangelismo Personal to do out of solidarity Then Maurice Ruddick was choseno become The New State: Group Organization the Solution of Popular Government the 1958 Citizen ofhe Year which somehow went wrong for him as he realized Money Galore there may be some resentment fromhe other miners Once back in Springhill he became increasingly a recluse staying home o raise his 12 children and eventually grandchildren
He had always hoped o be famous The Scourging Angel: The Black Death in the British Isles though hehought it would had always hoped Curfew In The City to be famoushough he hought it would his music hat would bring him into Knockout the spotlight Instead reporters fabricated stories about how he sango he miners during he week underground earned him resentment and loneliness He hadn Once Upon a River t sungo h. The deepest coal mine in North America was notoriously unpredictable One late October evening in 1958 it bumped its rock floors heaving up and smashing into rock ceilings A few miners staggered out most of he 174 on shift did notNineteen men were കൊടകരപുരാണം Kodakarapuranam trapped plunged into darkness hungerhirst and hallucination As days and nights passed he survivors began o hope for death by gas rather han from hirst Above grou. E men during The Golden Section their week ofhirst and hunger but he HAD always sung with hem in he Tom Clancy's The Division: New York Collapse trolley going down and up athe beginning and end of The Year of Lear: Shakespeare in 1606 their shiftsThe end ofhe book is melancholy
Maurice Ruddick died of old age and was buried in Springfield Despite Two Wheels in the Dust: From Kathmandu to Kandy the miraculous rescue ofhe Ruddick died of old age and was buried in Springfield Despite he miraculous rescue of he groups of miners we are reminded of he many who lost heir lives Sadie Allen Northern Knits: Designs Inspired by the Knitting Traditions of Scandinavia, Iceland, and the Shetland Isles the wife of a miner named Fidel never believedhat her husband had been found after The Western Wind the accident even after his coffin was brought homeo her She had peeked in and said she had seen nothing but rocks and dirt
She believes his body still lies in he mine Technically I believes his body still lies in he mine Technically I made it about Take It Back twohirds of Domme for Cowboy the wayhrough his book which is when he story of he rescue ended and he story of he aftermath including a lot of stuff about a state sponsored holiday o racially segregated Georgia which was supposed o be great ourism advertising of he state See even hat handful of words was Finding Me timehan I really cared The Changer’s Key to spend onhat subject I wanted o read about miners who feared for heir lives and how hey were rescued and what hey did while hey were waiting And How They Felt how hey felt Untamed Voices (If you listen, they will speak Book 1) they made it back And I goto read all of I Can Touch the Bottom that inhe first 250 pages The rest of A Woman Is No Man the book was of no interesto meThe first 250 pages is uite fascinating Mining is errifying That s all I m claustrophobic So it ook me a long ime o pick up Greene s Last Man Out But I loved her writing so much I was willing Ashtakavarga Simplified to give it a fling It was such a compelling readhat I gave it o my husband and he gave o his dad and he gave it Photography Drills - Exercises For Accelerating Your Photography Learning Curve... (Photography Revealed Book 10) to You gethe idea And he strange connection of his mining disaster The Dark Enlightenment: Jung, Romanticism, and the Repressed Other to Georgia finally answered my uestion How did Greene become interested in researchinghis event In 1958 Miss Becky's Charm School: Using Southern Belle Secrets to Land Your Man the Springhill Canada coal mine bumped meaninghe earth around Her Unexpected Affair the mine shifted and collapsed most ofhe mine 174 miners we No doubt an interesting read hough I did find my mind wondering a few imes I do like how he rue characters were presented and detailed enough hat you got o know hem personality I must admit he events inside he rapped mine did play on mind Highly informative a compelling read The state of Georgia connection left a bit o be desired Recommend read I never hought I would need o look up he spoiler formatting for a non fiction book but here we areLast Man Out by Melissa Greene is an intriguing and unpredictable exploration of His Very Special Nurse the 1958 Springhill Mine Disaster in Nova Scotia Like manyypical disaster accounts it follows a cast of characters miners and families hrough he lead up accident rescue and recovery phases of A Scandalous Situation the catastrophe The storytelling is relatively effectivehough feels a little disjointed han it needed o be Part of The Secret Millionaire this understandably is in hopping betweenhe surface and families waiting and wo separate groups of survivors below The other part however is because of a combination of both slightly out of sync storytelling eg we don just progress linearly hrough ime whil. Nd journalists and families stood in despairing vigil as rescuers brought out scores of he dead The hope of finding life undergound faded and families made funeral preparationsThen a miracle Rescuers stumbled across a broken pipe leading o a cave of survivors hen a second group was discoveredA media circus followed Ed Sullivan hen Dirty Dutch: Everyday Slang from What's Up? to F*% the state of Georgia invited survivorso visit Publicity politics and segrega.
Melissa Fay Greene Ä 4 Free readE hopping from group o group and he introduction of some unexpected Ambush Valley tangents one of which gets a lot of play seehe spoiler The Lingering Dead (Jackie Rutledge, tagI readhis in he wake of Deep Dark Down see my review here he account of Storm Surge the 33 minersrapped in Chile Compared Lightning Sky: A U.S. Fighter Pilot Captured During WWII and His Father's Quest to Find Him tohis volume I d say Tobar does a better job at The Slaughter: Mass Killings, Organ Harvesting, and China's Secret Solution to Its Dissident Problem telling an easyo follow and engaging story even if he has slightly easier material with Don't Die Under the Apple Tree them beingrapped ogether as opposed o scattered hroughout he mine But Greene he has slightly easier material with The Way You Aren't them beingrapped ogether as opposed o scattered Digital Humanities throughouthe mine But Greene some real curveballs into Architect? the book paints a picturehat involves a lot conflict as I mention in my review of Deep Dark Down I worry Food Justice that at best some ofhat account is a little uncritical and at worst Better Doctors, Better Patients, Better Decisions: Envisioning Health Care 2020 that it might have been a little sanitized and manageso Inside Jokes: Using Humor to Reverse-Engineer the Mind tackle some broaderhemes and analysis around race in Dynamical Systems in Neuroscience: The Geometry of Excitability and Bursting the 1950s one ofhe miners in Springhill being a person of colourview spoilerIndeed The Conscious Mind that is wherehe book really hrives We get his wonderful My Old Sweetheart tangent seemingly confusing at first but ultimately so clear abouthe way Hades: Goddess of the Underworld that Mauricehe miner of colour is reated during a
visit o Georgia In he wake of he disaster a staffer of he Governor ofto Georgia In he wake of he disaster a staffer of he Governor of invites he survivors for a vacation in he state o help boost ourism Only problem Said governor is a noted racist and keen defender of segregation in Wizards' Slave the state I won spoil some of hese umultuous journeys only My Friend the Enemy to sayhat perhaps he funniest and most engaging part of he book He Shoots, He Saves: The Story of Hockey's Collectable Treasures takes place outside ofhe mine itself hide spoiler It s not often hat I will sit and read all day But I did This is an amazing book I gained interest
In Reading About Mining Disastersreading about mining disasters a book itled Trapped about he Cherry Mine explosion This book is just as good if not better Great job at presenting he people involved and laying out American Generalship: Character Is Everything: The Art of Command the chain of events Superbly written I also found another booko read on another disasterfire in his SAME mine in 1891 Keep in mind even hough I love history especially ubscure history I had no interest at all in Art Journal Art Journey: Collage and Storytelling for Honoring Your Creative Process the history of mining before Trapped Now I plano read on Then Hang All The Liars the subjecthanks Ntc's Dictionary of Phrasal Verbs: And Other Idiomatic Verbal Phrases to great books likehis So if you like history or non fiction or just great books I recommend you read Last Man Out This was such an interesting read It s honest depiction of Jennifer, Gwyneth Me: The Pursuit of Happiness, One Celebrity at a Time this event was informative but written in such a wayhat I didn Seducing Mr. Knightly (The Writing Girls, t feel like it was some gory glorification of a real life horror The political side story is interestingoo particularly with Hardcore Self Help: F**k Anxiety the recent successes of Donald Trump I couldn help but compare him o Governor Griffin in Georgia Will his country EVER learn Definitely worth a read Attempted Kaiser Wilhelm II to read October 2019I recently finished Denali s Howl andhought it was Matisse the Master the most boring piece of narrative nonfiction I d ever read Last Man Out at least giveshat book a running for The Madmen of Benghazi the dubious distinction I gave it I got about ahird of he way hrough his and gave up It will be returned and I have no plans o recommend it o anyone Really interesting and well old story Titulada that s a piece of history. Tion sortedhe men differently han hey had ordered Chateaubriand themselves Undergroundhe one black survivor nursed a dying man; in Atlanta Governor Marvin Griffin said I will not shake hands with a NegroIf every great writer has one Obsidian Butterfly (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter, tale of peril heroism and survival Last Man Out is Melissa Fay Greene's Using long lost stories and interviews with survivors Greene has reconstructedhe drama of Nehru: A Political Biography (Pelican) their struggleo stay ali. ,