Tom Bethell

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Tom Bethell is research director of the United Mine Workers. He is the author of a book, The Hurricane Creek Massacre (Harper & Row, 1972), an investigation into the causes of the Finley Coal Company mine explosion that killed 38 Kentucky miners in 1970; edited Coal Patrol, a newsletter, until he joined the UMWA in 1973; and has been a contributor to The Mountain Eagle in Whitesburg, Kentucky, since 1963. (1976)

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