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Copper Empire A Novel about the Copper Country Labor Strike in 1913

Copper Empire

I am giving several historical presentations at U.P. libraries next week.  Come and learn more about the 1913 copper mining labor strike and how it led to a tragedy on Christmas Eve in Michigan’s Copper Country.  This is a 40 minute PowerPoint presentation with a book signing to follow.  I will be selling my book, Copper Empire and my grandfather’s book, Wild Empire (both historical fiction).

  • Monday, July 20th at 7pm – St. Ignace Public Library
  • Tuesday, July 21st at 6:30pm – Tahquamenon Area Public Library (Newberry)
  • Wednesday, July 22nd at 5pm – Munising Public Library
  • Thursday, July 23rd at 6:30pm – Portage Lake District Library (Houghton)
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Those of you not in the U.P. may have missed all the recent media coverage about the new documentary, “Red Metal: The Copper Country Strike of 1913.” The film has already been shown at the Calumet Theatre and the Peter White Public Library and will be broadcast nationwide on PBS on December 17th. Here in Marquette it’s on from 8-9 pm but check
your local listings. For some reason, the Detroit PBS station has decided not to show it until January. I know at least two of our members have written books about the strike and the Christmas Eve Italian Hall Disaster so you may be interested in watching it.

Tyler Tichelaar

Red Metal: The Copper Country Strike of 1913 from Jonathan B. Silvers on Vimeo.

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Book Signing

Death at the Lighthouse

Death at the Lighthouse

Death at the Lighthouse-A Grand Island Riddle” by Loren Graham  ~ JUST RELEASED ~
Call 387 3008 to reserve your copy now
Tuesday, July 30, 2013 12-2 p.m. AND Tuesday, July 30, 2013, 7:00 p.m.

  • Attend one or both events!
  •  Readings by Loren!
  • Meet the publisher, Susan Bays of Arbutus Press

Book Signing

Tuesday, July 16, 12-2 p.m.
Geology and Landscape of Michigan’s Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore and Vicinity” by William Blewett

Book Signing

Saturday, July 20, 12-2 p.m. “Copper Empire-A Novel about the Copper Country Labor Strike in 1913” By Donna Searight Simons

387-3008.
104 East Munising Avenue
http://www.fallingrockcafe.com

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Copper Empire A Novel about the Copper Country Labor Strike in 1913

Copper Empire

Copper Empire is a book of historical fiction written by Donna Searight Simons. Paul Weyburn and his fellow copper miners have tolerated dangerous working conditions for too long in Red Jacket, Michigan.  Some of their workmates are being maimed or killed thousands of feet underground. . .which one of them will be next?  Paul leads some of the miners on a labor strike to bring attention to the dangers of blasting and drilling copper for low pay.  Marie, his wife, struggles to raise their four children and maintain their boarding home during the crisis.  Will the miners remain unified as the strike continues into the brutal weather and with money scarce?  The Weyburn’s eldest daughter, Nancy, moves to Detroit for employment in order to help the family with expenses.  Will the Weyburns lose their home, and will their daughter stay permanently in Detroit?  To make matters even worse, on Christmas Eve, an unthinkable tragedy will change Michigan’s Copper Country forever.

Available at Amazon.com

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