February 8, 2022
With the demand for cobalt in today’s society, Charlie Angus’ book Cobalt: Cradle of the Demon Metals Birth of a Mining Town writes about the history and its impact of cobalt mining from its first discovery in Cobalt, Ontario to current day.
This book covers a lot without seeming heavy handed. It offers a social history of frontier life, an economic lesson in the rise and fall of a boomtown, and commentary on indigenous relations and the impact of mining on the environment. Angus writes a very readable non-fiction.
This book packs quite the punch in the vein of Charlotte Gray’s Gold Diggers and Murdered Midas.