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Trapped: The 1909 Cherry Mine Disaster #2019

Trapped The Cherry Mine Disaster A gripping account of the worst coal mine fire in US history the Cherry Mine Disaster that claimed the lives of men Drawing on diaries letters written accounts of survivors and testimony fr

  • Title: Trapped: The 1909 Cherry Mine Disaster
  • Author: Karen Tintori
  • ISBN: 9780743421959
  • Page: 235
  • Format: Paperback
  • Trapped: The 1909 Cherry Mine Disaster By Karen Tintori, A gripping account of the worst coal mine fire in US history the 1909 Cherry Mine Disaster that claimed the lives of 259 men Drawing on diaries, letters, written accounts of survivors and testimony from the coroner s inquestTintori s engaging prose keeps readers on the edge Publishers Weekly.Inspired by a refrain of her girlhood Your grandfather survived the CherrA gripping account of the worst coal mine fire in US history the 1909 Cherry Mine Disaster that claimed the lives of 259 men Drawing on diaries, letters, written accounts of survivors and testimony from the coroner s inquestTintori s engaging prose keeps readers on the edge Publishers Weekly.Inspired by a refrain of her girlhood Your grandfather survived the Cherry Mine disaster Karen Tintori began a search for her family s role in the harrowing tragedy of 1909 She uncovered the stories of victims, survivors, widows, orphans, townspeople, firefighters, reporters, and mine owners, and wove them together to pen Trapped, a riveting account of the tragic day that would inspire America s first worker s compensation laws and hasten much needed child labor reform.On a Saturday morning in November of 1909, four hundred and eighty men went down into the mines as they had countless times before But a fire erupted in the mineshaft that day and soon burned out of control By nightfall, than half the men would either be dead or trapped as officials sealed the mine in an attempt to contain the blaze Miraculously, twenty men would emerge one week later, but not before the Cherry Mine disaster went down in history as the worst ever coal mine fire in the US and not before all the treachery and heroism of mankind were revealed.

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    1. Upon spending a weekend at my partner s house and going through the routine of meeting her family, she showed me a display board that she had created during high school about the 1909 Cherry Mine disaster While showing me the display board, she mentioned various references she had used and mentioned that she had two copies of Trapped Illinois, one signed by Karen Tintori and one that was unsigned Being the history and disaster geek that I am Chernobyl and Military History being major points of i [...]

    2. Maybe it s that I played many years of t ball and baseball in the shadow of Cherry s slag pile Maybe it s that I had grown up hearing about the Cherry Mine Disaster without actually listening Maybe it s that the modern day Illinois Valley is so familiar, so mundane, that it tends to breed contempt for anything local But whatever the reason, I was skeptical, only picking up the book because I didn t have much else to read.But what the author did in this book was incredible I found myself being h [...]

    3. I m an absolute sucker for historical tragedies Tintori s writing style and investigative summaries continued to draw me in to the mine I couldn t resist putting the book down while during the trapped time frame in hopes of survival for all those in the 3rd vein The story is a scary reminder of how destructive mining is and was for the people employed, their families, and the environment.

    4. I give this book 4 stars because I had NO interest in mining history or stories about mines But I read this book to try something new and am SO glad I did Great book Very well researched and written This book brings life in a 1909 mining town to life Gives you a clear perspective of the way these people and places functioned A truly tragic event but one that deserves to not be forgotten I m truly happy that someone took the time to research and write about this event and the people involved I th [...]

    5. I wanted to give this book 4 stars I really enjoyed it and couldn t put it down for the first 3 4 ths of it However, because the writer pieced together the actual written history letters, inquests, etc nearly word for word into a narration of the events, it was choppy and redundant at times I am from Princeton Illinois and know that area quite well, so it was very interesting to me to read The details of the mine incident and what the miners went through was very real and detailed and I learned [...]

    6. This was one of the most interesting and compelling books I have ever read I am a history buff, so this fit right in my likes however, I was unsure if a book about a mine disaster that happened so long ago could be interesting this book enthralled me and I could not stop reading it An ancestor of the author was involved in this disaster and she made the conversations and the drama almost come alive out of the pages Very descriptive, I felt like I was there MUST READ.

    7. Karen Tintori is the author of the book Trapped The 1909 Cherry Mine Disaster I believe that Karen Tintori created this book to let readers understand the hardships that miners had to go through and how difficult it can be when working in a mine I believe she also wrote this book to let people know the struggles of a mining family and what these specific miners went through with a fire that killed many The conflict of the story begins when a fire breaks out in the mine and many miners are left t [...]

    8. In the story titled Trapped The 1909 Cherry Mine Disaster I feel the author s purpose was to tell the story of a mining disaster that her grandfather survived She gave the most accurate account of the mining story that she could by using newspapers, stories passed down from families, diaries, and official documents like legal correspondence and court transcripts This is a historical non fiction book that I really enjoyed The theme of the story made me feel the great tragedy that this town went t [...]

    9. This is a rather interesting book that recounts a mine disaster in the early years of the 20th century when unions were still trying to get legislatures to pass laws protecting workers, women and children Trapped is specifically about the mine disaster and only touches upon its effect on the country s laws One must bear in mind that numerous industrial accidents took place in a short time span The Triangle shirtwaist factory disaster in 1911 the Big Burn, a large forest fire in the west in 1910 [...]

    10. A captivating story, but the way it s written is confusing at times, and some ends left untied The author stated she wanted to present the story as a matter of fact, but I found there were many times where one person and their ordeal was favored over others Also I felt that biased opinions sometimes over shadowed some of the facts previously mentioned in the story A map of the mines would have helped, as would a key to the sketch included in the back of the book Keeping the various names and tit [...]

    11. I have read two books by this author this week She has done an excellent job taking an obscure statement from her elderly relatives referencing events in the early 1900s and researching them to the fullest extent The mining industry in the early 20th century did not have the protections that were in place in European mines, and Tintori shows not only what happened in the fire and ensuing disaster, but the results of the disaster in terms of new regulations and labor laws She treats a difficult s [...]

    12. Very interesting story, though not particularly well written I learned a lot about mine disasters, which seems relevant given the news of the week from West Virginia Good slice of Illinois history.

    13. I wondered how and why our great uncle, Elizio Casolari, died in the Cherry mine disaster and now I know Terrifying

    14. Read this one to my father in law Claustrophic for the first 200 chapters then a little dull near the end.

    15. The Cherry Mine disaster happened only about 65 miles from where I live, and I had never heard of it It occurred many decades before I was born, but I am still surprised that I grew up being unaware of this tragedy.Karen Tintori did an excellent job of digging up the details of this event A very readable and accurate book.Later, I drove through Cherry, saw the tailing pile where the mine had operated, and visited the cemetery where many of the victims were buried It was a sobering experience.

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