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Combining original essays, historical material, and interviews, Coal Bloom draws a stark portrait of a generation struggling through the Depression and the Great War to create an entirely new America. Coal Bloom combines the steadfast patriotism of the Greatest Generation with the pride, resourcefulness and humor unique to Appalachians. With fifty rare photographs, original illustrations, an extensive bibliography, and dozens of endnotes, Coal Bloom is a gripping, distinctly American tale of honor and self-reliance across ten tumultuous decades.
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Thurman Miller, a native of Otsego, West Virginia, served with the First Marine Division in World War II and was one of the first Marines ashore on Guadalcanal. He fought in several other historic South Pacific battles and after the war worked in the coal mining industry for over three decades.Mr. Miller is the author of the previous book War and Work and numerous short pieces. He lives in Helen, West Virginia, with his wife and partner of more than fifty years, Recie Marshall Miller.
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