What the Coal Commission Found: an Authoritative Digest and Summary of the Facts about Coal

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THE need for a careful study of the many difficult problems presented by the coal industry led to the appointment towards the end of 1922 of the United States Coal Commission, which continued to function for eleven months, during which time it spent about 120,000l. and employed at one time more than 500 persons. The very voluminous records and findings of the Commission have been conveniently condensed in the present volume of a little more than 400 pages, in which are collected together the important portions in an eminently readable form. Its appearance at the present moment is particularly important in view of the fact that we, too, have a Coal Commission now sitting for the purpose of studying the same industry in Great Britain, and the findings of the American Commission will assuredly afford some useful guidance, though it is obvious that the problems in the two countries are in many respects widely different.

What the Coal Commission Found: an Authoritative Digest and Summary of the Facts about Coal.

By Staff Members. Edited by Edward Eyre Hunt, F. G. Tryon, and Joseph H. Willits. (Human Relations Series.) Pp. 416. (Baltimore, Md.: Williams and Wilkins Co.; London: Baillière, Tindall and Cox, 1925.) 25s. net.

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