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The Death of Spring

Caputo, Jr., Silvio J. [SIGNED]

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ISBN 10: 0879492015 / ISBN 13: 9780879492014
Published by Ashley Books, 1984
Condition: Good++ Soft cover
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Signed by Author Signed by Author Signed by Author No creases in spine, no slant, light edge and shelf wear, bump to top tip from back, tiny stain top edge, clean tight and unmarked copy, no age toning, 310 pages, signed on half-title page by author, set around 1900 in Colorado mines, stated first edition later printing. Bookseller Inventory # 16984

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Title: The Death of Spring

Publisher: Ashley Books

Publication Date: 1984

Binding: Trade Paperback

Book Condition:Good++

Signed: Signed by Author

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In 1913 the southern Colorado coal fields exploded into a war between the newly organized United Mine Workers of America and the Rockefeller owned Colorado Fuel and Iron. The company's history had been marked by violent deaths in mine explosions and infant mortalities from disease caused by squalid conditions in the company owned camps. The Death of Spring tells the story of Vincenzo, an Italian immigrant, who searched for the American dream only to find the harsh realities of life in the coal camps.

1900: America, the land of opportunity. For many immigrants it meant death in the struggle between workers and the company. The dreams of Vicenzo, an Italian immigrant, began dying with the death of his older brother and blended into the nightmares that were the mining camps of Southern Colorado.

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Silvio Caputo was born and raised in Trinidad, Colorado and received his B.A. degree from Adams State College where he graduated Cum Laude in 1973 with majors in History and Political Science. He received his M.A. degree in English in 1976. He has taught

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