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Bob Brunner's A Reporter's Recollections

By: Bob Brunner

Price: $14.95

Publisher: Paperback, 124 pages:

Seller Id: 28


Bob Brunner spent more than two decades at WSAZ from 1968 to 1990. His book is part tell-all, part memoir as he looks back over his years as a reporter, new director and anchor. His recollections are full of personal stories about political heavy weights office. Wonderful photographs document his long career in the media world rubbing elbows with such names as Tom Brokaw, Oprah Winfrey, John Chancellor and Dan Rather and several Presidents. Review: By Mannix ... View more info

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Rebel In The Red Jeep: Ken Hechler's Life in West Virginia Politics

By: Carter Taylor Seaton

Price: $32.95

Publisher: Paperback, 428 pages:

Seller Id: 30


The Rebel in the Red Jeep follows the personal and professional experiences of Ken Hechler, the West Virginia politician and activist who died in 2016 at the age of 102. This biography recounts a century of accomplishments, from Hechler’s introduction of innovative teaching methods at major universities, to his work as a speechwriter and researcher for President Harry Truman, and finally to his time representing West Virginia in the United States House of ... View more info

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Last Great Senator

By: David Corbin

Price: $24.95

Publisher: Paperback, 365 pages:

Seller Id: 24


No person has been so significantly involved in so much history and yet received so little historical attention as Senator Robert C. Byrd, the longest-serving U.S. senator in history. The Last Great Senator examines his complex and fascinating relationships with eleven presidents of the United States. Senator Byrd cast more votes than any other U.S. Senator in history, held a host of other Senate records, and had a powerful influence on every presidential administ... View more info

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Buffalo Creek Disaster: How the Survivors of One of the Worst Disasters in Coal-Mining History Brought Suit Against the Coal Company- And Won

By: Gerald Stern

Price: $14.95

Publisher: Paperback, 282 pages:

Seller Id: 9


One Saturday morning in February 1972, an impoundment dam owned by the Pittston Coal Company burst, sending a 130 million gallon, 25-foot tidal wave of water, sludge, and debris crashing into southern West Virginia's Buffalo Creek hollow. It was one of the deadliest floods in U.S. history: 125 people were killed instantly, more than 1000 were injured, and over 4000 were suddenly homeless. Instead of accepting the small settlements offered by the coal company's insurance ... View more info

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Price of Justice: A True Story of Greed and Corruption

By: Laurence Leamer

Price: $18.95

Publisher: Paperback, 433 pages:

Seller Id: 75


A nonfiction legal thriller that traces the fourteen-year struggle of two lawyers to bring the most powerful coal baron in American history, Don Blankenship, to justice Don Blankenship, head of Massey Energy since the early 1990s, ran an industry that provides nearly half of America’s electric power. But wealth and influence weren’t enough for Blankenship and his company, as they set about destroying corporate and personal rivals, challenging the Constitution, purch... View more info

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Matewan Before The Massacre: Politics, Coal, and the Roots of Conflict in a West Virginia Mining Community

By: Rebecca J. Bailey

Price: $28.95

Publisher: Paperback, 292 pages:

Seller Id: 76


May 19, 1920 gunshots rang through the streets of Matewan, West Virginia, in an event soon known as the "Matewan Massacre." Most historians of West Virginia and Appalachia see this event as the beginning of a long series of events known as the second mine wars. But was it instead the culmination of an even longer series of events that unfolded in Mingo County, dating back at least to the Civil War? The conflicts in Mingo County that crystallized around the massacre... View more info

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Child Of The Appalachian Coalfields

By: Robert C. Byrd

Price: $19.95

Publisher: Paperback, 817 pages:

Seller Id: 26


Written before his death and newly released in paperback, this autobiography follows Senator Byrd’s experiences from his boyhood in the early 1920s to his election in 2000, which won him an unprecedented eighth term in the U. S. Senate. Along the way, Senator Byrd offers commentary on national and international events that occurred throughout his long life in public service. Senator Byrd’s journey from the hard-scrabble coalfields to the marbled halls of Congress has... View more info