by Edward Pinkowski, 1963
John Siney was an Irish immigrant who came to America in 1863, at the age of thirty- two, settled in Saint Clair, Pennsylvania, and rapidly became the leader of coal miners from the anthracite fields in Pennsylvania to the mines of Missouri. Nowhere else has the story of Siney’s life been so well told. Edward Pinkowski has dug carefully into the past. There is no doubt that a great deal of research and hard work went into the writing of this book.