Coal mines and mining--Fiction; Sunnyside (Utah)--Fiction; Labor movement--Fiction; Historical fiction, American
Join young Dan Cook on his journey of struggle, betrayal, and self-discovery in his fight for justice in a coal mining town in the 1920s. Set in the Book Cliffs of the American West, The Sunnyside War artfully documents a crucial time in history when the romance of the open range was being transformed into a place that longtime settlers and new immigrants alike called home. A fascinating look at the challenges and triumphs of working-class families in the early 20th Century. Of interest to far more than miners or union people, this book’s message is for anybody seeking to understand the power of the American Dream.
As an added bonus, this book contains the only complete list of more than 1,300 men killed in the Utah coal mines. (Publisher website)