Author Tom Gilco’s new book, ‘The Adventures of Leo,’ is gripping historical fiction set during a tumultuous time in the United States coal mining industry

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The recent publication “The Adventures of Leo” by Covenant Books author Tom Gilco follows the story of Leo, a young boy born in 1927 inside a coal camp. Destined to join the mining industry, Leo rises through the ranks of his union and fights for the rights of his fellow miners despite opposition from coal industry executives.

MAN, West Virginia – September 19, 2022 – (Newswire.com)

Tom Gilco, a member of the United Mine Workers of America and a former worker in the coal mine industry until an injury forced him into retirement, has finished his new book, ‘The Adventures of Leo’ : a powerful story of the struggle for workers’ rights within the coal mining industry.

“This story is very personal to me,” writes Gilco. “It begins with the tales of young Leo Bryant, who is my great-grandson’s name by the way, and includes many characters in his early years. Most of the facts in this story relate to my father, who was born August 20, 1927, as was Leo, whose father’s name was the name of my father and I. Having read extensively on the subject from the United Mine Workers of America, of which I am currently a member, having worked in the coal mines for fourteen years on various assignments, and having been forced out by injuries, of which there are many in the coal mining industry, I believe I am qualified as a man who knows the facts of mine warfare.

“Many of the historical facts in this story are true, for example, the Blair Mountain massacre in which a number of miners were killed or injured by coal company thugs, including Sheriff Don Chafin whose sole responsibility was to keep the union out of Logan County, West Virginia.

“I hope you read and enjoy this story as much as I enjoyed writing it.”

Published by Covenant Books of Murrells Inlet, South Carolina, Tom Gilco’s new book is a fascinating exploration of the historic battle for better working conditions in the coal mining industry. Leo’s story will resonate with readers as they experience the injustices faced by miners in the early 20th century and discover the difficult obstacles overcome in this difficult fight.

Readers can purchase “The Adventures of Leo” in bookstores worldwide, or online at Apple’s iTunes store, Amazon or Barnes and Noble.

Covenant Books is a Christian-owned and operated international publishing house based in Murrells Inlet, South Carolina. Covenant Books specializes in all genres of books for the Christian market. For more information or media requests, contact Covenant Books at 843-507-8373.

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Author Tom Gilco’s new book, ‘The Adventures of Leo,’ is gripping historical fiction set during a tumultuous time in the United States coal mining industry

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