Review: 'The Devil Is Here in These Hills,' by James Green

February 11, 2015 1:10 PM

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"The Devil Is Here in These Hills" by James Green; Atlantic Monthly Press (440 pages, $28)

With faces blackened by dust and throats full of it, coal miners have long held near-mythical status as symbols of working-class toughness and determination. An eclectic array of writers and artists - from Emile Zola ("Germinal") to George Orwell ("The Road to Wigan Pier") and Vincent Van Gogh ("Min...

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