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Download Last Man Out: The Story of the Springhill Mine Disaster Audiobook (Unabridged)

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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (99 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Melissa Faye Greene Narrator: Henry Strozier Publisher: Recorded Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Melissa Faye Greene stunningly unfolds the story of the Springhill, Nova Scotia, mine disaster, a drama that seems especially hard-hitting in light of more recent mine collapses. In 1958, gases were propelled three levels upward, trapping men against the ceiling and burying them. One hundred men had entered the dangerously built mine Number Two; 75 never saw the light of day again. Two groups of men did survive, although their struggle was immense and almost unbelievable. They were forced to wait days until rescue, coming close to death. Meanwhile, the rescuers had to endure the painstaking ordeal of reaching the men without creating more problems, and the families had to expect the worst and hope for the best.

Greene not only tells the tales of the 19 men who survived, but also recalls the memories of those who were never found. Last Man Out is a powerful story of heroism, terror, pain, and survival.

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Karen | 11/16/2013

    " A bit depressing to read about death and deprivation but evoked a time period and the link to Georgia was pretty interesting with the segregation aspect of it. The end was kind of unsatisfying but it is a true story, so author didn't have much choice "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Tim Painter | 11/3/2013

    " This is the incredible survival story of the miners in Springhill. Very sad and yet inspiring with the survival of those who did make it out. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Diana | 9/16/2012

    " My grandfather was a coal miner all of his life and this book gave me an in sight to what he went through in the mines. Good book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Brian | 3/23/2012

    " All her books are great. This could have been a standard disaster-survival tome. Instead it turns out to be about race relations. Don't want to give it away, read it, you won't regret your decision. "

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