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Generations of Coal Mining in Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania

By Joseph W. Leonard III

This book provides an account of a family and community spanning more than 170 years of world coal-mining history.

The mining tradition in Leonard’s family span five generations in Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania, and Leonard recalls with stunning detail the unforgiving conditions—cave-ins, explosions and choking dust—that he and his forebears endured in the mines. With this stirring account, author and former coal miner Joseph W. Leonard III provides means for understanding and fully appreciating the crucial work these brave men have done throughout the years.