|Idaho's Bunker Hill provides a much-needed account of one of the most important mining companies in the history of the American West. The author deftly weaves together strands of business, labour and environmental history to create a satisfying whole, a study that not only examines the history of Bunker Hill but also places its history in a larger context of resource extraction in the West. This is a story of a relentless chase for profit, volatile labour-management relations and the poisoning of the surrounding landscape. Readers will find especially compelling the workers' persistent struggle to protect their health and safety in the face of the company's bottom-line management practices. 284 pages. approx 10 b/w images hardback.