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A well-written account of famous mining accident.
on January 15, 2015
The author did a great job of describing and explaining the many aspects of the Chilean mine collapse of 2010. His style is engaging, easy to follow, technical where it needs to be yet never over the head of the reader. I appreciated the author's illuminating comments on the (as usual) over the top, self-serving actions of the press, politicians and even some miners' family members during this crisis. The author also describes how the members of the successful drilling crew, the real saviors, were pushed aside at the end, and wound up quietly packing their equipment and leaving without receiving due credit for their efforts. A sad final comment was that many of the trapped miners did not thrive once freed. Publicity, greed, PTSD and a host of other reactions soured their lives. All in all, this is a story about human nature with all its warts and with the flashes of heroism that give us hope during disappointments and dark times.