HARD BALL PRESS is proud to have pro-duced Bob Shlasko's wonderful children's E-book, winner of the BENJAMIN FRANKLIN DIGITAL AWARDS, "honoring the best in digital publishing." Great production work by Dave. To see the award click here.
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Above all, we are activists promoting worker-writers so that we can counter the rabid, anti-working class narratives produced by the One Percenters with our own honest stories about work, family, community and social justice.
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Tim Sheard explaining how to reprint your out of print book at 2013 NWU Conference
NEWS & REVIEWS
Listen to UMW President Cecil Roberts reading AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka's praise of Kevin Corley's Sixteen Tons, CLICK HERE...
Listen to Kevin Corley talking about the coal mine wars at the AFL-CIO book discussion in Wash., DC. Click here..CLICK HERE....
Listen to Kevin Corley discussing the coal mine wars on radio station WMAY, click her for the podcat...:
Smashing review of In Hiding from Marivir Montebon's online journal OSM. "...a gripping, breath-taking story of the invisible crime of sex trafficking in New York City. Click her for full review...
Read a review of Tim Sheard's latest Lenny Moss novel, where workers fight the administration's plans to decertify the union and lay off hundreds, in LABOR NOTES. click here...
Shop steward Paul Farley crosses swords with a sadistic manager in this gripping legal thriller by postal worker Paul Felton. Read the review in LABOR NOTES, click here...
Listen to 1199 NE Nursing Home CNA's tell their stories. For more, click here...
Listen to 1199C hospital worker Mary Raysor talking about the struggles to bring the union to Philadelphia.
At Univ. of Mass. Labor Studies, Paul Felton discusses how his murder mystery "Murder Of A Post Office Manager" is valuable reading for stewards and a great resource for labor studies programs
"MURDER OF A POST OFFICE MANAGER"
"...an entertaining book which teaches its readers about postal work, the fabric of a unionized workplace, and the shop floor responsibilities of a union steward. Not only will you enjoy this book, but you’ll want your family and friends to read it, too.".
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"Kevin’s words bring to light the dreams and aspirations of the men, women and children who lived our labor history This is a part of American history that needs to be remembered." AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka.
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SIXTEEN TONS takes the reader down into the dark, dangerous coal mines of the early 1900s, as Italian immigrant Antonio Vacca and his sons encounter cave-ins and fires deep below the earth’s surface, while above ground the fiery women join their husbands to battle against gun thugs and corrupt sheriffs at Virden, Matewan and Ludlow in an epic struggle to form a union and make the mines a safer place to work. For more information, click here...
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"Corley weaves a satisfying narrative. … Strong women characters also add to the book, as does Corley’s handling of immigration and race…Historic moments and locations beyond Illinois’s borders find their places in the story, too...His writing is fresh and engaging as the saga unfolds. Sixteen Tons is an entertaining way to learn a lot about this chapter in history." Prof. David Markwell, Nashville State CC.
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