The Day the Earth Caved In

The Day the Earth Caved In

This is an extraordinary book.” — Sean Wilentz, author of The Rise of American Democracy “Quigley’s tale is a real-life epic of brutally indifferent government, greedy corporations and the unlikely heroes who fight for their basic ...

Author: Joan Quigley

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781588366153

Category: Social Science

Page: 272

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The Day the Earth Caved In is an unprecedented and riveting account of the nation’s worst mine fire, beginning on Valentine’s Day, 1981, when twelve-year-old Todd Domboski plunged through the earth in his grandmother’s backyard in Centralia, Pennsylvania. In astonishing detail, award-winning journalist Joan Quigley, the granddaughter of Centralia miners, ushers readers into the dramatic world of the underground blaze——from the media circus and back-room deal-making spawned in the wake of Todd’s sudden disappearance, to the inner lives of every day Centralians who fought a government that wouldn’t listen. Drawing on interviews with key participants and exclusive new research, Quigley paints unforgettable portraits of Centralia and its residents, from Tom Larkin, the short-order cook and ex-hippie who rallied the activists, to Helen Womer, a bank teller who galvanized the opposition, denying the fire’s existence even as toxic fumes invaded her home. Here, too, we see the failures of major political and government figures, from Centralia’s congressman, “Dapper” Dan Flood, a former actor who later resigned in the wake of corruption allegations, to James Watt, a former lawyer-lobbyist for the mining industry, who became President Reagan’s controversial interior secretary. Like Jonathan Harr’s A Civil Action, The Day the Earth Caved In is a seminal investigation of individual rights, corporate privilege, and governmental indifference to the powerless. Exposing facts in prose that reads like fiction, Quigley shows us what happens to a small community when disaster strikes, and what it means to call someplace home. Praise for The Day the Earth Caved In: "Her scene-by-scene narrative reads like fiction but inspires outrage in the muckraking tradition of Lincoln Steffens and Rachel Carson.” —The New York Times "[A]s a piece of explanatory journalism, The Day The Earth Caved In shines." —Washington Post Book World “It is quite a story.” —The Wall Street Journal “First rate research and journalism combing to tell a sad, often infuriating tale.” — Kirkus Reviews (starred) “ Quigley’s riveting account of the nation’s most devastating mine fire will change the way you think about so-called natural disasters, and the emotions we attach to the places we call home. This is an extraordinary book.” — Sean Wilentz, author of The Rise of American Democracy “Quigley’s tale is a real-life epic of brutally indifferent government, greedy corporations and the unlikely heroes who fight for their basic human rights. It's all here; made in America. You'll feel enraged to know the truth of what happened in our mountains and proud of your fellow Americans who took on Goliath." — John Passacantando, Executive Director, Greenpeace USA “If you can imagine a book that combines the gritty dignity of How Green Was My Valley with the muckraking of Silent Spring, then you have some sense of this deeply affecting work.” — Samuel G. Freedman, author of Upon This Rock “Joan Quigley, the granddaughter of coal miners, has combined meticulous reporting and personal passion to bring us this important book — one that illuminates an underground blaze that many corporate and government officials sought to smother and conceal.” — Gay Talese, author of A Writer’s Life From the Hardcover edition.
Categories: Social Science

Undermined in Coal Country

Undermined in Coal Country

33. Aeschylus, Prometheus Bound, 119. 34. Bulfinch, Golden Age, 21–22. 35.
Byron, “Prometheus,” 796. References to the poem are cited from this edition by
line number. 36. “On Memorial . . . Centralia”: Quigley, Day the Earth Caved In,
xix; ...

Author: Bill Conlogue

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 9781421423197

Category: History

Page: 240

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Deep mining ended decades ago in Pennsylvania’s Lackawanna Valley. The barons who made their fortunes have moved on. Low wages and high unemployment haunt the area, and the people left behind wonder whether to stay or seek their fortunes elsewhere. Bill Conlogue explores how two overlapping coal country landscapes—Scranton, Pennsylvania, and Marywood University—have coped with the devastating aftermath of mining. Examining the far-reaching environmental effects of mining, this beautifully written book asks bigger questions about what it means to influence a landscape to this extent—and then to live in it. In prose rivaling that of Annie Dillard and John McPhee, Conlogue argues that, if we are serious about solving environmental problems, if we are serious about knowing where we are and what happens there, we need to attend closely to all places—that is, to attend to the world in a cold, dark, and disorienting universe. Unearthing new ways of thinking about place, pedagogy, and the environment, this meditative text reveals that place is inherently unstable.
Categories: History

Princeton Alumni Weekly

Princeton Alumni Weekly

... and was senior chairman until 2000 . The Day the Earth Caved In : An
American Mining Tragedy – JOAN QUIGLEY '86 ( Random House ) . The author
re - creates a disasTHE ter that began in 1962 DAY when a fire at the town dump
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Caved In

Caved In

This old earth is being reserved for fire on the day of judgment when the earth
and everything in it will be laid bare (2 Pet. 3:7–11). That old fat serpent, the Devil
, will be cast into the lake of burning sulfur and the smoke of the torment will rise ...

Author: Polly Gwinn

Publisher: WestBow Press

ISBN: 9781512717594

Category: Religion

Page: 148

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It would take more than two people to drag me into a cave, cistern, pit, or anything enclosed underground. This is not a challenge but rather a caution. Never having been inside a cave, this is all speculation, but I believe caves to be dark, damp, hazardous, and snaky. There are many caves mentioned in the Bible, along with tombs, cisterns, clefts, strongholds, and various places to hide or be imprisoned. I have extracted a few of these from the Word of God for your enjoyment and enlightenment and have put a different twist on a few. I have not changed the Scripture but have simply used another view of “caved in.” We can be caved in by actual caves, tombs, graves, or any other enclosed structures. Another kind of caved in is emotional, meaning that you have been mentally crushed by hurt, insults, or rejection, or a physical cave-in, like skidding on black ice or perhaps having major surgery. Self-inflicted wounds like what Adam and Eve experienced can cause devastating cave-ins. We are not expected to bring ourselves out of caves like graves or tombs, but we can and should call on God to bring us out of emotional, physical, and spiritual caves just as easily as He brought Lazarus out of his tomb after he had been dead for four days. This book is filled with diverse caves and cave-ins. Because of the numerous short stories, there is no index, nor is the book divided into chapters. So just jump in anywhere, settle in for some easy, Scripture-included reading, and look for your cave and a way out. Allow the “touch of the Master’s hand.”
Categories: Religion

Pennsylvania Heritage

Pennsylvania Heritage

the challenges of Protestant orthodoxy , THE DAY THE EARTH CAVED IN :
These Just In ... unregulated liberalism , transcenden AN AMERICAN MINING
TRAGEDY , talism , and the never - ending quest to by Joan Quigley , published
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Radio Times

Radio Times

MICHAEL BARTON 8.0 ESCAPE A new series of plays , each of which tells the
story of an escape The Day The Earth Caved in by NEIL KINGSLEY A group of
pot holers choose an easy ' hole to initiate new comer to the sport . Danger
comes ...

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Life

Life

And even now I don't exactly know what William Van Suttart and his father were
doing poking about that hole in Hague Street the day the earth caved in and
buried — but no , that's not fair . To give Mr. Chamberlain's plot away would be a
rank ...

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Great Lakes and Midwest Catalog

Great Lakes and Midwest Catalog

Author: Partners Book Distributing

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ISBN: UOM:39015071443116

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The Book of Music and Nature

The Book of Music and Nature

One day you'd see a building standing upright and the next day it was entirely
collapsed , the earth caved in around it , the music turning into a hiss from out of
the rubble . In Chinatown they called the shops along the water the Weeping ...

Author: David Rothenberg

Publisher: Wesleyan University Press

ISBN: 0819564087

Category: Music

Page: 260

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A provocative book and CD explore the relationship of music and the natural world.
Categories: Music

Teaching Biological Evolution in Higher Education

Teaching Biological Evolution in Higher Education

Therefore , the gap accounts for the old age of the earth and fossils , yet
advocates still retain a belief in a recent supernatural creation of Adam and Eve
and all current life on earth . Another camp of progressives adhere to a day - age
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Author: Brian J. Alters

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning

ISBN: 0763728896

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 136

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An important new book by the author of the bestselling text Defending Evolution: A Guide to the Creation/Evolution Controversy, Teaching Biological Evolution in Higher Education examines the controversial issues surrounding this central concept of life science; explores students' common scientific misconceptions; describes approaches for teaching topics and principles of evolution, and offers strategies for handling the various problems some students have with the idea of evolution due to religious influences. This book is an indispensable resource for all instructors who teach aspects of biological evolution in their college courses.
Categories: Business & Economics

The Northwestern Reporter

The Northwestern Reporter

Winston , 31 Fed . injured was greater than is usually incident 528 , it appears
that a day and a night gang to the ... unable to understand the English language ,
and caved in upon the plaintiff , seems to be was injured while wheeling earth in
a ...

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Categories: Law reports, digests, etc

The Day the Devils Dropped In

The Day the Devils Dropped In

I got back into my slit trench to shake the earth off my blankets and straighten
myself up and I heard these mortars, just the last few seconds before they arrived,
and I dropped in the slit trench, flat down. It seemed a hell of a long time but it
must ...

Author: Neil Barber

Publisher: Pen and Sword

ISBN: 9781783037056

Category: History

Page: 224

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This WWII history presents a vivid chronicle of the British Army’s 9th Parachute Battalion and their operations in Normandy based on survivor interviews. The first hours and days following the Allied invasion of Normandy were perhaps the most crucial moment of the Second World War. The Day The Devils Dropped In examines the pivotal role played by the 9th Battalion of the Parachute Regiment in the first week of the landings. These brave British soldiers were tasked with neutralizing the mighty Merville Battery, and capturing Le Plein and the Chateau St. Côme on the Breville Ridge. Failure by to achieve any of these objectives could have meant disaster for Operation Overlord—and catastrophe for the Allied war effort. In his quest to uncover what transpired in the early days of the landings, historian Neil Barber tracked down and interviewed surviving participants in the operation. In The Day the Devils Dropped In, he presents the full story, largely in the very words of those who lived through the experience. Enhanced by wartime photographs throughout, this revealing chronicle is a fine tribute to those whose contribution must never be forgotten.
Categories: History

The Technograph

The Technograph

The capacity of this cableway varied from 150 to 175 loads in ten hours during
the day , and from 125 to 150 loads at night . This output was considerably less ...
Much time was lost in renioving the earth which thus caved in . Nevertheless , by
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Category: Engineering

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The Exchange Artist

The Exchange Artist

day, less than half the wage commanded by a master carpenter or a skilled
mason.62 Clearing the land is their first task. ... hard way, when “the earth caved
in upon him, and so injured him in the limbs as to confine him to his house 14
weeks.

Author: Jane Kamensky

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101202777

Category: History

Page: 464

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The riveting story of the country's first banking scandal in the first decades of the American republic This enthralling historical narrative of the birth of speculative capitalism in America opens in the 1790s when financial pioneer-turned-confidence-man Andrew Dexter, Jr. created a pyramid scheme founded on real estate speculation and the greed of banks, who freely printed the paper money he needed to finance the then tallest building in the United States-the Exchange Coffee House, a 153-room, seven-story colossus in downtown Boston. The story of Dexter's rise and eventual collapse offered an object lesson to the rising young nation, and presents striking parallels to the subprime mortgage meltdown and looming economic collapse of today.
Categories: History

The Richest Hill on Earth

The Richest Hill on Earth

She had a new tract they had sent her, this one calling for a general strike, a big
strike everywhere, in every county and every state, until the capitalists caved in
and treated working people better. Labor would flex its muscle. The rest of the
tract ...

Author: Richard S. Wheeler

Publisher: Forge Books

ISBN: 9781429986267

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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In this captivating historical novel, six-time Spur Award winner Richard S. Wheeler turns his storyteller's eye to a clash of towering ambitions in the American West, when the Copper Kings of Butte, Montana, wrestled each other for control of both the "richest hill on earth" and Montana's fledgling government. The city of Butte looks like a cancerous mélange of smoky mine boilers and rudely constructed sheds when newspaperman John Fellowes Hall arrives on a cold spring day in 1892. Butte may be ugly, but it's the place to get rich. It's also a city full of stories—perfect for a journalist looking to make a name for himself. As an employee of mining titan William Andrews Clark, Hall becomes a part of the best story of them all: the fight among the Copper Kings. Butte's three founding fathers were remarkable men with little in common other than ambition. Marcus Daly, a humble Irish immigrant, led the Anaconda Copper Mining Company. His political rival, the formidable William Andrews Clark, a brilliant but vain businessman, bought himself a United States Senate seat. And Augustus Heinze tried to steal the mines, using lawyers and bribed judges, only to be crushed by the Rockefellers. The Richest Hill on Earth captures their struggle as well as the stories of the ordinary people—the miners, their wives and children, the journalists, and even the psychics—trying to make their fortunes in the rapidly-changing West. The Richest Hill of Earth is a Kirkus Reviews Best of 2011 Historical Fiction title. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
Categories: Fiction

The Camp fires of the Everglades

The Camp fires of the Everglades

It was the hour for meditation , and the mind , composed by the fatigues of the day
, the glowing light , and the soft ... I was stooping to gather a strange flower on the
bank of the river , when the earth caved in with me , and let me down with a ...

Author: Charles Edward Whitehead

Publisher:

ISBN: IND:32000000873606

Category: Everglades (Fla.)

Page: 298

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Categories: Everglades (Fla.)

Revolution and Revolutionaries

Revolution and Revolutionaries

It was Sunday, a visitors' day and the final day of the world soccer championship.
Digging was ... The noise above me was louder than ever, and I even thought I
could hear footsteps, when suddenly the earth caved in over my head. I threw ...

Author: Daniel Castro

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN: 9781461643104

Category: History

Page: 236

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Few publications cover the full span of the history of revolutionary movements in Latin America. In Revolution and Revolutionaries, editor Daniel Castro examines all aspects of guerrilla warfare-from revolutionary programs to the repressive tactics used by various governments to rid themselves of the threats presented by revolutionary movements. In addition to illustrating specific cases of guerrilla struggles, Revolution and Revolutionaries also analyzes the political and social conditions that made the outbreak of revolutionary movements throughout the region unavoidable. Finally, Castro examines the remaining guerrilla movements still active in Latin America as the century comes to a close. Revolution and Revolutionaries revives the debate about the viability of revolutionary violence in Latin America, and will interest those studying Latin American history and sociology, and political science.
Categories: History

Reports of Cases Heard and Determined in the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court of the State of New York

Reports of Cases Heard and Determined in the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court of the State of New York

On the day he was hurt he went to work near One Hundred and Forty - first street
at a place where the trench had already been dug to a considerable ... thus
engaged the earth caved in and the stone fell upon him and seriously injured him
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Author: New York (State). Supreme Court. Appellate Division

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ISBN: HARVARD:32044078650082

Category: Law reports, digests, etc

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The Last Brother

The Last Brother

Everything the wind had brought down which we could not use we burned
behind the house at the end of the day. ... cyclone, there used to be refreshing
shade, sometimes the earth had caved in upon itself, the very image of us human
beings, ...

Author: Nathacha Appanah

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781849167888

Category: Fiction

Page: 208

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In the remote forests of Mauritius, young Raj is almost oblivious of the Second World War raging beyond his tiny exotic island. With only his mother for company while his father works as a prison guard, solitary ever since his brothers died years ago, Raj thinks only of making friends. One day, the far-away world comes to Mauritius, and Raj meets David, a Jew exiled from his home in Europe and imprisoned in the camp where Raj's father works. David becomes the friend that he has always longed for, a brother to replace those he has lost. Raj knows that he must help David to escape. As they flee through sub-tropical landscapes and devastating storms, the boys battle hunger and malaria - and forge a friendship only death can destroy. The Last Brother is a powerful, poetic novel that sheds new light on a little-explored aspect of 20th-century history.
Categories: Fiction