Close
Home » Business & Finance » Peter A. Galuszka » Thunder on the Mountain

March 29 , 2018

Thunder on the Mountain

Death at Massey and the Dirty Secrets Behind Big Coal
Read Ebooks - its cool!

Overview

"Scathing exposé of the coal industry."
The New York Times Book Review

On April 5, 2010, an explosion ripped through Massey Energy's Upper Big Branch Mine, killing twenty-nine coal miners. This tragedy was the deadliest mine disaster in the United States in forty years—a disaster that never should have happened. These deaths were rooted in the cynical corporate culture of Massey and its notorious former CEO Don Blankenship, and were part of an endless cycle of poverty, exploitation, and environmental abuse that has dominated the Appalachian coalfields since coal was first discovered there. And the cycle continues unabated as coal companies bury the most insidious dangers deep underground, all in search of higher profits, and hide the true costs from regulators, unions, and investors alike.

Download AZW

Read also

The Quest for Thunder Mountain

A dangerous quest to a mysterious mountain— but how will it end?When Gavin’s career comes to an abrupt end, the talented young minstrel learns that King Emmanuel has plans for him— plans that promise life and purpose. But Gavin must make a difficult quest to a mysterious mountain.The young minstrel eagerly sets off on his quest with three…

But the disaster at Upper Big Branch goes beyond the coalfields of West Virginia. It casts a global shadow, calling into bitter question why coal miners in the United States are sacrificed to erect cities on the other side of the world, why the coal wars have been allowed to rage, polarizing the country, and how the world's voracious appetite for energy is satisfied at such horrendous cost.

With Thunder on the Mountain, Peter A. Galuszka pieces together the true story of greed and negligence behind the tragedy at the Upper Big Branch Mine, and in doing so he has created a devastating portrait of an entire industry that exposes the coal-black motivations that led to the death of twenty-nine miners and fuel the ongoing war for the world's energy future.

Show more...



How to download book

Buy this book

You can buy this book now only for $25.99. This is the lowest price for this book.

Buy book

Download book free

If you want to download this book for free, please register, approve your account and get one book for free.

Register




After that you may download book «Thunder on the Mountain»:

Download MS Word:

thunder_on_the_mountain.doc

Download MobiPocket:

thunder_on_the_mountain.mbr