Scott Martelle is a writer for the Los Angeles Times. A native of Maine who grew up in rural western New York, he lives with his wife and their two sons in Irvine, California.
"Blood Passion is the definitive account of a major landmark
in the American struggle for social justice. And the way Scott
Martelle tells the story is splendid proof that history can both be
written as vividly as a novel and also be documented with
scrupulous care."--Adam Hochschild "author of Bury the Chains and
King Leopold's Ghost "
"Blood Passion is a fine contribution to the history and spatiality of conflict in the mining industry."