BOOK REVIEW

            OUR STORY - 77 HOURS THAT TESTED
OUR FRIENDSHIP AND OUR FAITH - QUECREEK MINERS

This is the story of nine Pennsylvania coal miners who were trapped in a mine last July.  The book begins by giving some history of the Quecreek Mine and also goes into detail about the many types of tools and how they are used to get coal from the mine.  The book also gives detailed descriptions about each of the miners and the roles they played in their work.  The story gets very tense when water breaks through from an adjacent mine.  The rescue efforts were held up due to problems with a drill bit that broke.  The water was rising and the miners started to make plans for their death such as leaving notes for their family members and tying themselves together.


The nation prayed for days for these miners to be rescued alive.  We all know how the nation handled it but we could not imagine what was going on in the minds of these miners until you read this book.  You will learn how the men and their families had the strength to make it through this devastating accident.  This book is very well written and helps you to understand why men, such as these nine, work the mines for a living.  The descriptions in the book are very vivid and there are several pictures of the rescue.  The nice thing about this book is, even though it started with a tragic event, it ended in a wonderful way.  It makes you realize that life
is very precious!   This book is well worth reading!


Do Not repost without permission from the author,  Nancy Eaton


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