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Fire And Brimstone

Author: Michael Punke
Publisher: Hachette Books
ISBN: 1401305717
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The author of the #1 New York Times bestseller, The Revenant--basis for the award-winning motion picture starring Leonardo DiCaprio--tells the remarkable story of the worst hard-rock mining disaster in American history. The worst hard-rock mining disaster in American history began a half hour before midnight on June 8, 1917, when fire broke out in the North Butte Mining Company's Granite Mountain shaft. Sparked more than two thousand feet below ground, the fire spewed flames, smoke, and poisonous gas through a labyrinth of underground tunnels. Within an hour, more than four hundred men would be locked in a battle to survive. Within three days, one hundred and sixty-four of them would be dead. Fire and Brimstone recounts the remarkable stories of both the men below ground and their families above, focusing on two groups of miners who made the incredible decision to entomb themselves to escape the gas. While the disaster is compelling in its own right, Fire and Brimstone also tells a far broader story striking in its contemporary relevance. Butte, Montana, on the eve of the North Butte disaster, was a volatile jumble of antiwar protest, an abusive corporate master, seething labor unrest, divisive ethnic tension, and radicalism both left and right. It was a powder keg lacking only a spark, and the mine fire would ignite strikes, murder, ethnic and political witch hunts, occupation by federal troops, and ultimately a battle over presidential power.

Lost Butte Montana

Author: Richard I. Gibson
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 1614238197
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From the stately Queen Anne mansions of the West Side to the hastily constructed shanties of Cabbage Patch, Lost Butte, Montana traces the city’s history through its architectural heritage. This book includes such highlights as the Grand Opera House, once graced by entertainers and cultural icons like Charlie Chaplin, Sarah Bernhardt and Mark Twain; the infamous brothels protested by reformer Carrie Nation, wielding her hatchet and sharp tongue; and the Columbia Gardens, built by copper king William Clark as a respite from the smoke and toil of the mines and later destroyed by fire. Through the stories of these structures, lost to the march of time and urban renewal, historian Richard Gibson recalls the boom and bust of Butte, once a mining metropolis and now part of the largest National Historic Landmark District.

Last Stand

Author: Michael Punke
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 9780061914522
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THE EPIC TRUE STORY OF THE AMERICAN BUFFALO—BY MICHAEL PUNKE, THE AUTHOR OF THE REVENANT, NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE STARRING LEONARDO DICAPRIO In the last three decades of the nineteenth century, an American buffalo herd once numbering 30 million animals was reduced to twelve. It was the era of Manifest Destiny, a Gilded Age that treated the West as nothing more than a treasure chest of resources to be dug up or shot down. The buffalo in this world was a commodity, hounded by legions of swashbucklers and unemployed veterans seeking to make their fortunes. Supporting these hide hunters, even buying their ammunition, was the U.S. Army, which considered the eradication of the buffalo essential to victory in its ongoing war on Native Americans. Into that maelstrom rode young George Bird Grinnell. A scientist and a journalist, a hunter and a conservationist, Grinnell would lead the battle to save the buffalo from extinction. Fighting in the pages of magazines, in Washington's halls of power, and in the frozen valleys of Yellowstone, Grinnell and his allies sought to preserve an icon from the grinding appetite of Robber Baron America. Grinnell shared his adventures with some of the greatest and most infamous characters of the American West—from John James Audubon and Buffalo Bill to George Armstrong Custer and Theodore Roosevelt (Grinnell's friend and ally). A strikingly contemporary story, the saga of Grinnell and the buffalo was the first national battle over the environment. In Grinnell's legacy is the birth of the conservation movement as a potent political force.

Fire And Brimstone

Author: Bateman
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ISBN: 9781472201218
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When billionaire's daughter Alison Wolff disappears following a massacre at a party, nobody knows if she has been kidnapped or killed. Dan Starkey is hired to find the missing student but instead is drawn into a violent struggle between rival gangs. A drugs war is tearing the city apart and in response, a new church movement has sprung up. But when a controversial new abortion clinic is firebombed, Dan is asked to prove their involvement. In a Belfast rapidly descending back into chaos, Dan is left with an impossible choice - betray his client or risk losing his family...

The Richest Hill On Earth

Author: Richard S. Wheeler
Publisher: Forge Books
ISBN: 1429986263
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In this captivating historical novel, six-time Spur Award winner Richard S. Wheeler turns his storyteller's eye to a clash of towering ambitions in the American West, when the Copper Kings of Butte, Montana, wrestled each other for control of both the "richest hill on earth" and Montana's fledgling government. The city of Butte looks like a cancerous mélange of smoky mine boilers and rudely constructed sheds when newspaperman John Fellowes Hall arrives on a cold spring day in 1892. Butte may be ugly, but it's the place to get rich. It's also a city full of stories—perfect for a journalist looking to make a name for himself. As an employee of mining titan William Andrews Clark, Hall becomes a part of the best story of them all: the fight among the Copper Kings. Butte's three founding fathers were remarkable men with little in common other than ambition. Marcus Daly, a humble Irish immigrant, led the Anaconda Copper Mining Company. His political rival, the formidable William Andrews Clark, a brilliant but vain businessman, bought himself a United States Senate seat. And Augustus Heinze tried to steal the mines, using lawyers and bribed judges, only to be crushed by the Rockefellers. The Richest Hill on Earth captures their struggle as well as the stories of the ordinary people—the miners, their wives and children, the journalists, and even the psychics—trying to make their fortunes in the rapidly-changing West. The Richest Hill of Earth is a Kirkus Reviews Best of 2011 Historical Fiction title. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Copper Camp

Author: Writers' Program (Mont.)
Publisher: Riverbend Pub
ISBN: 9781931832045
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Stories about life in Butte during its fabulous mining heyday.

The Revenant

Author: Michael Punke
Publisher: Noura Books
ISBN: 6023850871
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1823. Sungai Grand-perbatasan antara Dakota Utara dan Selatan. Hugh Glass, penjelajah berpengalaman dan ahli melacak jejak, tak menyangka masih bisa hidup. Ketika berhadapan dengan beruang grizzly, dia terluka sangat parah. Semua orang di rombongannya menyangka hidup Glass tak akan bertahan lama. Dua orang rekan seperjalanannya diperintahkan merawat dan menunggui Glass yang sedang sekrang. Alih-alih membantu, mereka justru kabur dengan membawa semua peralatan bertahan hidup milik Glass. Pengkhiantaan itu membuat Glass bersikeras bertahan hidup demi satu tujuan: membalas dendam. Dengan tekad kuat, Glass merangkak sejauh ratusan mil di perbatasan dataran Amerika, mengejar incarannya. Inilah kisah mendebarkan mengenai pengkhianatan, keserakahan, juga perjuangan antara hidup dan mati-perjalanan luar biasa dari seorang penjelajah di dataran Amerika pada abad ke-19. [Mizan, Noura Books, Best Seller, Novel, Terjemahan, Oscar, Film, Indonesia]

47 Down

Author: O. Henry Mace
Publisher: Wiley
ISBN: 9780471446927
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Advance Praise for 47 Dow "A gripping mystery story: Will the men trapped deep underground in a mine by fire be reached by rescuers in time? And why do these mining disasters occur, and reoccur, in our nation’s history?" Gerald M. Stern, author of The Buffalo Creek Disaste "This is as much a story about journalism as it is about a mine disaster. Women reporters assigned to chronicle the human side were called ‘sob sisters’ for their ability to evoke emotion with words. O. Henry Mace pays tribute to the tenacious and creative Ruth Finney, whose storytelling skills framed the story for decades after her passing and established her as one of the early giants among women in journalism." Eleanor Clift, contributing editor, Newswee "Most disaster books are predictable and dry, but O. Henry Mace’s 47 Down, the story of the 1922 Argonaut mining tragedy, is, quite simply, one of the best disaster books to come along in years. Mace’s taut, lyrical, intelligent prose combined with his thorough research and his film director’s eye for detail and focus make 47 Down as compelling as The Perfect Storm and as memorable as Young Men and Fire. Mace takes the reader inside the Argonaut mine shaft and doesn’t let go. This is a necessary book." Denise Gess, coauthor of Firestorm at Peshtig

Mile High Mile Deep

Author: Richard Kilroy O'Malley
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780878426867
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First published by Mountain Press in 1970 and in print nearly continuously through several editions by different publishers, Mile High Mile Deep is once again available through Mountain Press. Part memoir, part novel, Richard Kilroy O'Malley's compelling coming-of-age story captures life in Butte in the 1920s, when the city was a lusty, two-fisted copper camp. Written with sensitivity and feeling, this wonderful book brings to life the Irish, Scandinavians, Slavs, Cornishmen, Syrians, Greeks, Finns, and Italians who scratched a living in the boisterous mining city. First as observers and then as participants, Dick and his friend Frank see and feel the stark power of the mines--a mile high in the blue sky of Montana, but a mile deep, too, in the sweat and gloom of the underground shafts that trapped and destroyed.