That Bloody Cape Breton Coal — Stories of Mining Disasters in Everyday Life
by Rennie MacKenzie • photos • 176 pages
THE AUTHOR OF In the Pit: A Cape Breton Coal Miner takes us deeper into the perils of everyday life in the Cape Breton coal mines.
Rennie visited fellow coal miners and their survivors, and came away with powerful stories of injuries and deaths—the ordinary but little-known daily disasters that rarely make the headlines.
Born out of blood and coal, That Bloody Cape Breton Coal is an excellent, terrible read.
"We have often heard it said that 'coal is in their blood.' I have never accepted that idea. Much more to the point is that 'their blood is in the coal.'"—Rennie MacKenzie.