Miners, Millhands, and Mountaineers

Miners, Millhands, and Mountaineers

Author: Ronald D. Eller

Publisher: Univ. of Tennessee Press

ISBN: 0870493418

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 304

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"As a benchmark book should, this one will stimulate the imagination and industry of future researchers as well as wrapping up the results of the last two decades of research... Eller's greatest achievement results from his successful fusion of scholarly virtues with literary ones. The book is comprehensive, but not overlong. It is readable but not superficial. The reader who reads only one book in a lifetime on Appalachia cannot do better than to choose this one... No one will be able to ignore it except those who refuse to confront the uncomfortable truths about American society and culture that Appalachia's history conveys." -- John A. Williams, Appalachian Journal.



Author: Royal Geographical Society

Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd

ISBN: 9781409383314

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 362

View: 115

An epic guide to the most intrepid mountaineers in history Written in association with the Royal Geographical Society and The Alpine Club, Mountaineers tells the story of the pioneers who first conquered the giddy heights of our planet. Full of great tales of endurance and perseverance, more than 100 of the top mountaineers are profiled, from Hannibal to Hillary. Share in their triumphs and tragedies from the comfort of your living room as journal extracts and never-before-seen photographs and maps from the unpublished archives of the RGS and The Alpine Club help recreate history's greatest ascents. Mountaineers introduces you to a host of intriguing characters, from the Brits who insisted on hauling cases of vintage champagne up to Everest base camp in 1924, to the Italian Duke of the Abruzzi who took 10 iron bedsteads up Alaska's Malaspina glacier. Along the way you'll also find out about the important scientific discoveries that have shaped the course of human history and enjoy accounts of great bravery, fellowship and good humour in the face of adversity, all making Mountaineers a fascinating read for anyone with a spirit of adventure.

West Virginia Mountaineers

West Virginia Mountaineers

Author: Leah Kaminski

Publisher: Weigl Publishers

ISBN: 9781791101213

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 950

Did you know that the West Virginia Mountaineers touch a piece of coal before entering the locker room? This is to honor the miners of West Virginia. Learn more about this college team’s history, traditions, uniforms, team records, coaches, and legendary players in West Virginia Mountaineers, part of the Inside College Football series

Scotland's Mountains Before the Mountaineers

Scotland's Mountains Before the Mountaineers

Author: Ian R Mitchell

Publisher: Luath Press Ltd

ISBN: 9781909912441

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 224

View: 147

Winner of the Outdoor Writers Guild Award for Excellence In this new book on pre-mountaineering ascents and near ascents in the Highlands, we have at last a work which does justice to those who lived and worked, travelled and fought in the Highlands before Walter Scott. PROF. BRUCE LENMAN Marvelous account of mountaineering's prehistory... as colourful as it is thought provoking - THE SCOTSMAN This work tells the story of explorations and ascents in the Scottish Highlands in the days before mountaineering became a popular sport - when Jacobites, bandits, poachers and illicit distillers traditionally used the mountains as sanctuary.

Tales from the West Virginia Mountaineers Sideline

Tales from the West Virginia Mountaineers Sideline

Author: Don Nehlen

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781613219553

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 216

View: 951

No one knows Mountaineers football better than Don Nehlen, head coach of the Mountaineers from 1980 until 2001. Now fans of this dynamic collegiate powerhouse will relive the greatest moments in West Virginia football through the eyes of its most successful coach. When Coach Nehlen arrived in Morgantown in December 1979, he had a large task in front of him—turn a losing team into a force to be reckoned with. In Tales from the West Virginia Mountaineers Sideline, first published in 2006 and now revised, Nehlen, along with former Sports Information Director Shelly Poe, share how he made it happen. Nehlen explains his theories about coaching, the staff that supported him, and the strategies that he employed to create a stronger team. He shares stories about some of his best players like Major Harris, Barrett Green, Rich Braham, and Marc Bulger. He gives the play-by-play for some of his biggest wins and most disappointing losses. Coach Nehlen guides you through the legendary undefeated seasons of 1988 and 1993. In addition, he shares his Hall of Fame experience with you, and muses about the future of college football. Without a doubt, this insider’s look at West Virginia football is a must-have for any Mountaineers fan. Skyhorse Publishing, as well as our Sports Publishing imprint, are proud to publish a broad range of books for readers interested in sports—books about baseball, pro football, college football, pro and college basketball, hockey, or soccer, we have a book about your sport or your team. Whether you are a New York Yankees fan or hail from Red Sox nation; whether you are a die-hard Green Bay Packers or Dallas Cowboys fan; whether you root for the Kentucky Wildcats, Louisville Cardinals, UCLA Bruins, or Kansas Jayhawks; whether you route for the Boston Bruins, Toronto Maple Leafs, Montreal Canadiens, or Los Angeles Kings; we have a book for you. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to publishing books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked by other publishers and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.