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Coal In The Valley

Coal In The Valley

 

Mining families, historians, students, teachers,  industrial archaeologists and explorers — immerse yourself in the  Drumheller Valley and its coal history through photographs and stories  of its mining people, domestic coal mines and the land.This book's environmental portraits of old-time coal miners and  their families were photographed by Lawrence Chrismas over a 30-year  period and include some historical images.ISBN 0-9697023-3-7

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Coaldust Grins

Coaldust Grins

 

Coaldust Grins - Portraits of Canadian Coal  Miners honours the old-time and modern coal miners who, for most  Canadians, are a mysterious group of grimy, underground labourers. The  book dispells many of the myths around coal mining with its moving  photographs and humorous anecdotes, all collected by the miners  themselves from within their own families and communities.This 321 page book contains 280 beautifully printed photographs  from the five coal producing provinces: British Columbia, Alberta,  Saskatchewan, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and the Yukon. More than 450  individuals rom 85 communities and 50 coal mines are represented; about  half od the large black and white photographs are accompanied by  entertaining and informative biographies.ISBN: 0-9697023-1-0

Canmore Miners

Canmore Miners

 

Black-and-white portraits of the hard-working  people who chose to live and work in Canmore, a coal mining town  situated in the magnificent Rocky Mountains of Alberta.This collection of heart-warming stories and engaging  photographs provides the reader with an intimate look at life in a  single-industry town.Lawrence Chrismas, RCA, is a documentary photographer, mining  historian and geologist living in Calgary.  He is the author of several  books. Mister Chrismas has been photographing and interviewing Canadian  coal miners for more than 20 years.ISBN 0-9697023-3-7

The Grasshopper

The Grasshopper

The author, Joseph L. Lothian, brings to life a  1930's coal mining town through the vivid reminiscences of Mykola, who  began his young life in poverty and deprivation and then enters the coal  mines. Many characters touch his life, none more than his one boyhood  friend. A tortured conscience drives him to escape to a new life on  Vancouver Island where he finds both love and heartbreak. In a gripping  conclusion, he is forced to confront his past in the mine."As an historian and a chronicler of coal mining, ...I loved  this book and its hero, Kola Krush. Kola is Everyman. He is the kind of  person who inadvertently shaped Western Canadian history as he survived a  difficult childhood, worked for wages, fell in love and quietly went  about the business of living his life."
Lynne Bowen, Award Winning Author, "Boss Whistle" and others"...The Grasshopper is not simply a novel you read. It's one you  cherish. Lothian is a born storyteller and the story ...is mesmerizing.   Lothian keeps the reader enthralled.   ...the characters, Kola meets  on his life's journey ...are the true treasures of The Grasshopper.   They are all so real that they leap off the page to stay with the reader  long after Kola's story ends.  The Grasshopper deserves to be a  Canadian classic."Louis B Hobson, Journalist Calgary SUN"...very descriptive ...I felt like I was right there in the  mines and towns...  The story is at times poignant and at times intense.   I was made to feel his (Kola's) sadness and his loneliness, ...The  ending is the way I like them, a total surprise."
Joan Donaldson-Yarmey, Author, "Illegally Dead""A beautiful journey into Alberta's rich history."
Paul Brandt, Canadian Country ArtistISBN 978-0-9697023-4-4