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The Story of William John Gilbert from Breaker Boy to Coal Contractor

The Story of William John Gilbert from Breaker Boy to Coal Contractor

David Gilbert Linn

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A true rags-to-riches story about a poor, fatherless boy, William John Gilbert, who begins his working life at age ten in the anthracite coal mines of Pennsylvania. Gilbert builds a successful coal mining company, only to be tragically killed at the age of 48. His wife, Julia, pregnant and with seven children, continues the company for another decade. Researched and told by their grandson, David Gilbert Linn. (104pp. illus. Masthof Press, 2017.)

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