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Dying for Gold: The True Story of the Giant Mine Murders

Thompson, Francis; Selleck, Lee

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ISBN 10: 0002557541 / ISBN 13: 9780002557542
Published by Harpercollins Canada, Canada, 1997
Used Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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344 pages, b/w photo plates. The dust jacket has light shelf wear. The book edges have light yellow splotches. Size: Size F: 9"-10" Tall (228-254mm). Bookseller Inventory # 55461

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Title: Dying for Gold: The True Story of the Giant ...

Publisher: Harpercollins Canada, Canada

Publication Date: 1997

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good

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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