MAN, W.Va., September 19, 2022 (Newswire.com) - Tom Gilco, a member of the United Mine Workers of America and former worker in the coal mine industry until an injury forced him to retire, has completed his new book, "The Adventures of Leo": a powerful story of the fight for worker's rights within the coal mining industry.
"This story is very personal to me," writes Gilco. "It starts with the tales of young Leo Bryant, which by the way is the name of my great-grandson, and includes many characters in his early years. Most of the facts in this story are related to my father, who was born on August 20, 1927, just as Leo was, whose father's name was the name of my father and myself. Having read extensively on the subject of the United Mine Workers of America, of which I am a current member, having worked in the coal mines for fourteen years on various assignments, and being forced out by injuries, of which there are many in the coal mining industry, I believe I am qualified as a man who knows the facts of the mine wars.
"Many of the historical facts in this story are true, for example, the Blair Mountain Massacre in which quite a few miners were killed or injured by the coal company thugs, including Sheriff Don Chafin whose sole responsibility was to keep the union out of Logan County, West Virginia.
"I hope you read and enjoy this story as much as I enjoyed writing it."
Published by Covenant Books of Murrells Inlet, South Carolina, Tom Gilco's new book is a fascinating exploration of the historical battle for better working conditions within the coal mining industry. Leo's tale will resonate with readers as they experience the injustices faced by miners in the early twentieth century and discover the difficult obstacles overcome in this uphill fight.
Readers can purchase "The Adventures of Leo" at bookstores everywhere, or online at the Apple iTunes store, Amazon or Barnes and Noble.
Covenant books is an international Christian owned and operated publishing house based in Murrells Inlet, South Carolina. Covenant Books specializes in all genres of work which appeal to the Christian market. For additional information or media inquiries, contact Covenant Books at 843-507-8373.
Source: Covenant Books