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Lawyer’s first novel gives Mine Wars lesson (access required)

It is 1908 in Mingo County, West Virginia. Two brothers, Durwood and Bascom Matney, bury their mother; one of the mourners in attendance is a cousin from Richmond who will take the younger boy, Durwood, to live in her Monument Avenue home. Bascom, five years older, already is working in the coal mines with the boys’ ...