"There is a history big and small here, heroism and heartbreak, and humanity in all its diversity. Coal Black Heart
is an epic tale and a compelling one — John DeMont's prose grabs you by the shirt collar and keeps you turning the pages."
— D'Arcy Jenish, author of Epic Wanderer: David Thompson and the Opening of the West
"John DeMont has written a fascinating global history....Coal Black Heart
delivers the goods."
— Atlantic Books Today
"A moving work of memoir, archival research and fireside storytelling."
— Canadian GeographicFrom the Hardcover edition.
About the Author
John DeMont is the best-selling and award-winning author of Citizens Irving: The Irvings of New Brunswick
and The Last Best Place: Lost in the Heart of Nova Scotia
. He has written for many publications, including the Financial Times
, Canadian Geographic
, The Walrus
, and Maclean’s
, where he was Atlantic bureau chief for ten years.From the Hardcover edition.