• Coal Dust in My Blood

  • The Autobiography of a Coal Miner
  • By: Bill Johnstone
  • Narrated by: Joe Fulgham
  • Length: 6 hrs and 40 mins
  • 3.7 out of 5 stars (3 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

The men who worked British Columbia's mines have passed into history. Coal Dust in My Blood is a moving account of one coal miner's life, in plain, evocative language. But this book is much more than a personal memoir. Bill Johnstone's mining career spanned several decades and he worked in a wide variety of positions. His broad insights reveal important aspects of the history of coal mining in BC.

©2019 The Royal British Columbia Museum (P)2020 The Royal British Columbia Museum

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An essential slice of mining history, and Canadian history

It’s a great story of mining, immigration, pioneer farming in the Great Depression. If you have an interest in coal mining, underground mining in general or Canadian history, this is the book for you.

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The Narrator was Canadian with a Canadian voice it was so out of the place of the story I believe it should have been told by a person with the accent of the mining communities from where the story came from. In addition, the Narrator did not give the story justice and give no real feeling to the story.
John Crompton
I felt so bad listening to it being spoiled.