Last Man Out
The Story of the Springhill Mine DisasterDownloadable Audiobook - 2015
One evening in late October 1958, the deepest coal mine in North America "bumped"-its rock floors heaved up and smashed into rock ceilings. Most of the men on the shift perished. But nineteen men were trapped alive a mile below the earth's surface, struggling to survive without food, water, light, or fresh air. Almost a week passed without rescue. Hopes of finding life dwindled; then a miracle happened: Rescuers stumbled across a broken pipe that led to the cave of survivors. In the media circus that followed, the survivors' endurance was mythologized and twisted, and the state of Georgia's tourism ploy-inviting the survivors to recuperate on a Georgia beach-turned racist and pitted the miners against each other.
Publisher: Prince Frederick, Md. :, Recorded Books ;, 
Copyright Date: phonogram 2003
Characteristics: 1 online resource. analog, Digital recording, rda data file, rda