Punke presents this timely story in a strong and readable manner."Library Journal"
One of the great tales of the 19th-century West."The Salt Lake Tribune"
An absorbing story Punke, clearly at ease writing about politics, Washington and the law, uses the strike and the disaster's aftermath to reveal the circular nature of corruption in company towns. It is difficult to read these passages and not think of the Sago mine disaster in West Virginia and not wonder why in the near century since, safety for miners had still not improved significantly in the US."Los Angeles Times Book Review"
Reads with the immediacy of today's tragic headlines. Fire and Brimstone combines a driving narrative energy with the authority of detail only the most careful research can reveal."William "Gatz" Hjortsberg, author of Odd Corners and screenwriter of Legend"
Punke's recounting of the struggle of the others to survive is tense, exciting, and even inspiring. He tells an equally interesting story of the ethnic conflicts, anti-war protests, and labor warfare."Booklist