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Books are listed in order of year of publication - newest titles are at the top. There are 20 books in this booklist

  • Cover image of book You Can
    You Can't Kill The Spirit! The Untold Story of the Women Who Set Up Camp to Stop Pit Closures - by Sheffield Women Against Pit Closures

    £12.00   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781999702625 | ISBN 10: 199970262x

    In January 1993, seven pit camps were established to fight against pit closures announced in 1992 by Michael Heseltine, the President of the Board and Trade. One such Pit Camp, at Houghton Main in the Dearne Valley, was set up by local women and the ... more

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  • Cover image of book Reform, Revolution And Direct Action Amongst British Miners: The Struggle for the Charter in 1919 by Martyn Ives
    Reform, Revolution And Direct Action Amongst British Miners: The Struggle for the Charter in 1919 - by Martyn Ives

    £24.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781608468195 | ISBN 10: 1608468194

    In this riveting monograph, Ives offers a new perspective on one of the most volatile periods in British labor history.   While other historians have skated over the labor unrest of 1919, focusing instead on the general strike of 1926, Martyn ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Litten Path by James Clarke
    The Litten Path - by James Clarke

    £9.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781784631468 | ISBN 10: 1784631469

    March, 1984. Britain’s miners face political opposition. Soon, the State will confront them, violent forces will be unleashed and the country will change forever.  The Newmans have enough on their plate without a strike to contend with. Art ... more

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  • Cover image of book Pride: The Unlikely Story of the True Heroes of the Miner
    Pride: The Unlikely Story of the True Heroes of the Miner's Strike - by Tim Tate

    £8.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9781786062918 | ISBN 10: 1786062917

    They did so in the midst of the 1984 miners' strike - the most bitter and divisive dispute for more than half a century, and in one of the most turbulent periods in modern British history.   In the 1980s Margaret Thatcher's hardcore social an ... more

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  • Cover image of book Striking Murder by A. J. Wright
    Striking Murder - by A. J. Wright

    £7.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9780749019440 | ISBN 10: 0749019441

    Longlisted for the CWA Endeavour Historical Dagger   1893. Wigan is in the grip of a devastating national miners’ strike and a harsh winter. Arthur Morris, a wealthy colliery owner whose intransigence on miners’ pay is the main cause of the st ... more

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  • Cover image of book Pit Props: Music, International Solidarity and the 1984-85 Miners Strike by Granville Williams (Editor)
    Pit Props: Music, International Solidarity and the 1984-85 Miners Strike - by Granville Williams (Editor)

    £9.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781898240082 | ISBN 10: 1898240086

    Pit Props marks the end of an era in coal mining in the UK and highlights how the incredible year-long struggle by the miners in defence of jobs and communities still resonates today. One section focuses on the vital creative links between music, pol ... more

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  • Cover image of book At the Coalface: The Memoir of a Pit Nurse by Joan Hart
    At the Coalface: The Memoir of a Pit Nurse - by Joan Hart

    £7.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9780007596164 | ISBN 10: 0007596162

    Joan Hart always knew what she wanted to do with her life. Born in South Yorkshire in 1932, she started her nursing training when she was 16, the youngest age girls could do so at the time. She continued working after she married and her work took he ... more

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  • Cover image of book From a Rock to a Hard Place: Memories of the 1984/85 Miner
    From a Rock to a Hard Place: Memories of the 1984/85 Miner's Strike - by Beverley Trounce

    £12.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9780750962018 | ISBN 10: 0750962011

    By the end of the notorious 1984/85 miners’ strike many wanted to forget their painful experiences. Thirty years on people are ready to look back and talk about what happened in England during this defining moment of industrial action.  Beverley ... more

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  • Cover image of book Images of the Past: The Miners
    Images of the Past: The Miners' Strike - by Mark Harvey, Martin Jenkinson and Mark Metcalf

    £14.99   paperback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9781783463664 | ISBN 10: 178346366x

    In addition to being the most bitter industrial dispute the coalminers' strike of 1984/5 was the longest national strike in British history. For a year over 100,000 members of the National Union of Mineworkers, their families and supporters, in hundr ... more

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  • Cover image of book Look Back in Anger: The Miners
    Look Back in Anger: The Miners' Strike in Nottinghamshire 30 Years On - by Harry Paterson

    £9.99   paperback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9781907869952 | ISBN 10: 1907869956

    The scars left by the 1984/85 "Great Strike for Jobs" are still raw in Nottinghamshire, thirty years later. There, the majority of the National Union of Mineworkers did not support their union, working throughout the strike, later forming the breakaw ... more

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  • Cover image of book GB84 by David Peace
    GB84 - by David Peace

    £8.99   paperback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9780571314874 | ISBN 10: 0571314872

    Great Britain. 1984. The miners' strike. It is the closest Britain has come to civil war in fifty years, setting the government against the people.   David Peace's sweeping, bloody and dramatic fictional portrait of the year that left an indel ... more

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  • Cover image of book Until Our Blood is Dry by Kit Habianic
    Until Our Blood is Dry - by Kit Habianic

    £9.99   paperback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9781909844537 | ISBN 10: 1909844535

    Up ahead, Helen saw the police line harden into a barricade of bodies and shields. Resin batons thudded on Perspex shields; slow, thuggish, brutal. Goosebumps studded her arms and legs. Her pace slowed to the truncheons’ beat. Mary halted a yard from ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Enemy Within: The Secret War Against the Miners by Seumas Milne
    The Enemy Within: The Secret War Against the Miners - by Seumas Milne

    £12.99   paperback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9781781683422 | ISBN 10: 1781683425

    Margaret Thatcher branded the leaders of the 1984–85 miners' strike "the enemy within."   In this classic account, Seumas Milne reveals the astonishing lengths to which her government and its intelligence machine were prepared to go to destro ... more

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  • Cover image of book At the Coalface: My Life as a Miner
    At the Coalface: My Life as a Miner's Wife - by Catherine Paton Black

    £9.99   paperback   (2012) - ISBN 13: 9780755363254 | ISBN 10: 0755363256

    A gritty and nostalgic memoir from a Scottish miner's wife.   Growing up in a mining family, Cath's husband Doug promised his father he wouldn't follow in his dangerous footsteps. But after struggling with terrible poverty in 1970s Scotlan ... more

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  • Cover image of book The 1984/85 Miners Strike in Nottinghamshire:
    The 1984/85 Miners Strike in Nottinghamshire: 'If Spirit Alone Won Battles': The Diary of John Lowe - by Jonathan Symcox

    £12.99   paperback   (2011) - ISBN 13: 9781845631444 | ISBN 10: 1845631447

    John Lowe was at the forefront of the fight for jobs during the twelve months of the miners’ strike from 1984-5 as the elected chairman of Clipstone Colliery’s strike committee in the largely working county of Nottinghamshire. The dirty war fought by ... more

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  • Cover image of book Strike for a Kingdom by Menna Gallie
    Strike for a Kingdom - by Menna Gallie

    £8.99   paperback   (2011) - ISBN 13: 9781906784201 | ISBN 10: 1906784205

    First published in 1959, and set in the fictional valleys town of Cilhendre at the time of the 1926 miners' strike.   August arrives and the village Carnival is going ahead. In the heightened carnival atmosphere, more sinister undertones ... more

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  • Cover image of book When Miners March by William C. Blizzard
    When Miners March - by William C. Blizzard

    £19.99   paperback   (2010) - ISBN 13: 9781604863000 | ISBN 10: 1604863005

    In the first half of the 20th century, strikes and Union battles, murders and frame-ups were common in every industrial center in the U.S. But none of these episodes compared in scope to the West Virginia Mine Wars.   The uprisings of coal mi ... more

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  • Cover image of book Called Up, Sent Down: The Bevin Boys
    Called Up, Sent Down: The Bevin Boys' War - by Tom Hickman

    £9.99   paperback   (2010) - ISBN 13: 9780752457499 | ISBN 10: 0752457497

    At the outbreak of the Second World War the government short-sightedly allowed thousands of miners to enlist in the armed services. By 1943 the war effort was in danger of grinding to a halt because of a lack of coal. In answer Ernest Bevin, the Mini ... more

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  • Cover image of book Ghost Dancers: The Miners
    Ghost Dancers: The Miners' Last Generation - by David John Douglass

    £12.95   paperback   (2010) - ISBN 13: 9781873976401 | ISBN 10: 1873976402

    Ghost Dancers is the final volume in Dave Douglass’s mining trilogy Stardust and Coaldust, published to coincide with the 25th anniversary of the end of the miners strike.   A first-person, insiders view of, probably, the last generation of ... more

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  • Cover image of book Marching to the Fault Line: The Miners
    Marching to the Fault Line: The Miners' Strike and the Battle for Industrial Britain - by Francis Beckett and David Hencke

    £12.99   paperback   (2009) - ISBN 13: 9781849010252 | ISBN 10: 1849010250

    A controversial new investigation in the 1984 Miners strike and how it changed Modern Britain.  The Miners’ strike was a dividing line in Modern British history. Before 1984, Britain was an industrial nation, reborn from the ashes of the Second ... more

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