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Review: King Coal

User Review  - Kurt Kirsch - Goodreads

A treat for the inner socialist. Great reminder that "the gap" is nothing new. Takes us back to a time when retaliation against labor was much more overt than today. We've actually come a long way. Read full review

Review: King Coal

User Review  - Wendy - Goodreads

The exposition of coal production vs miners rights pre-union era times. Read full review

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User Review  - Naomi - Goodreads

Brilliant! I loved it just as much as the jungle if not more so. Once again sinclair is relevant, captivating and on point. This makes me excited to dive into "Oil" Read full review

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User Review  - Thom Swennes - Goodreads

Slavery wasn't ended with Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation or with the Union's defeat of the Confederacy. Well into the Twentieth Century slavery prevailed throughout the United States. True, the ... Read full review

Review: King Coal

User Review  - Gregory Sotir - Goodreads

A good read. The style is social realist, and as such rather flat, but the novel tells of an important time when people actually did heroic things for others with little thought for their own gain ... Read full review

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User Review  - John Convery - Goodreads

When I bought my Kidle I set to reading a bunch of books in the public domain, with the goal of "paying for" the thing by not spending on books for a while. King Coal was free and worth every penny ... Read full review

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User Review  - Al - Goodreads

if you have ever read The Jungle; just replace "meat packing industry" with "coal mining industry" and you don't have to read this book... actually, a pretty good read. Sinclair is pretty up front about his socialism... Read full review

Review: King Coal

User Review  - Tanya Faberson - Goodreads

I really can't say how profoundly affected I was by this book. I have been interested in the history of coal camps, and the coal industry overall, for years, but never delved into it head first until ... Read full review

Review: King Coal

User Review  - Laura - Goodreads

My favorite Upton Sinclair book about the workingman's efforts to unionize. I like this one the most because it's optimistic, unlike the Jungle or Oil!, which are just plain depressing. Read full review

Review: King Coal

User Review  - Hortensia - Goodreads

I listened to the audiobook version of this, and it was good, didactic fiction. Really nicely based upon real research on the coal mining process, the problems involved in organizing a union, the ... Read full review


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