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DYING FOR GOLD: The True Story of the Giant Mine Murders

Selleck, Lee;Thompson, Francis

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ISBN 10: 0002557541 / ISBN 13: 9780002557542
Published by Harper,Collins, Toronto,, 1997
Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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cloth, gilt spine, xxi, 344 p. illustrated, 1 pp bibliography, index, small 4 line ink inscription on front free endpaper, signed by Lee Selleck on title page. a clean, bright copy .d.j NOT clipped. Size: 8 Vo., Bookseller Inventory # 1123573

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Title: DYING FOR GOLD: The True Story of the Giant ...

Publisher: Harper,Collins, Toronto,

Publication Date: 1997

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good

Signed: Signed by Author

Edition: First Edition.

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On September 18, 1992, nine men died in the labyrinthine drifts of Yellowknife's Giant gold mine, after four months of a painful labor dispute. Six of the dead were Giant employees; three were "replacement workers." All were husbands, fathers, sons, lovers, friends, firefighters, draegermen. Their deaths brought squadrons of police, investigators and the eye of the national media to Yellowknife. Roger Warren, a longtime Giant employee, was convicted on nine counts of second-degree murder. A multi-million dollar civil suit is ongoing.

Those were the headlines reported in the nightly news, but as Yellowknife journalists Lee Selleck and Francis Thompson note, the real story of the Giant Mine tragedy was, up until now, untold.

Utterly compelling and controversial, Dying for Gold is a masterful work of investigative journalism.

About the Author:

Lee Selleck is a reporter/editor with CBC North Television in the North West Territories. He covered the Giant Mine story for Canadian Press. In nine years as editor of The Press Independent in Yellowknife, he earned a reputation for penetrating investigative reporting and won numerous awards.

Francis Thompson, a reporter/editor/ translator, received his master's degree in journalism from Carleton University. He immediately moved to Yellowknife to work as a reporter for Northern News Services, where he covered politics, business and labor. He resigned the position in 1993 to work full-time on Dying for Gold. Francis Thompson now lives in Montreal with his wife, where he edits a monthly newsletter in the health sector.

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