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The nation stopped and held its collective breath as word spread of the plight of the nine Pennsylvania coal miners who where trapped underground for 77 hours. Nine miners were below when water trapped in an adjacent mine burst through the wall of the new mine they were working. As the air grew thinner and the men grew colder, they listened to the water rising around them in the honeycomb of coal veins. Sitting in a small air pocket, the men wrote farewell notes to their families and sealed them in a lunch bucket.On the surface, the rescue effort became hampered when a special drill bit snapped. The drill would lay idle for 14 hours, effectively halting the rescue, as a replacement was brought in. Hope and despondency alternated, as the determined rescue team made progress, then hit setbacks. Below ground, standing in water and chilling temperatures, the men rode the same waves of hope and despair, all in complete darkness.The successful rescue of the Nine for Nine miners lifted the spirits of an entire nation. Now everyone can hear the complete story of this harrowing accident — how these men and their families had the strength and bravery it took to survive the incredible ordeal, and of the frantic efforts to save them.

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The true story of the nine Pennsylvania coal miners, trapped underground for 77 hours in 2002, is told by the miners themselves in this dramatic, riveting first-person account of their actions and emotions, and how they made it through to their dramatic rescue.

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ISBN:
9780786890651
Subtitle:
77 Hours That Tested Our Friendship and Our Faith
Goodell, Jeff:
As Told to
Goodell, Jeff:
As Told to
Author:
Quecreek Miners
Author:
Goodell, Jeff
Publisher:
Kingswell
Subject:
Disaster Relief & Rescue Operations
Subject:
United States - 21st Century
Subject:
United States - State & Local - General
Subject:
United States - State & Local - Middle Atlantic
Subject:
General Biography
Edition Description:
Mass market paperback
Publication Date:
20030701
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 8 up to 17
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
6.75 x 4.125 in 4.16 oz
Age Level:
from 18

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