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Series 3. Storming Heaven (boxes 2-4), undated

 Series — Multiple Containers

Scope and Contents

This series regards Storming Heaven (1987), a historical novel that tells the story of the coal town of Annadel, West Virginia through the eyes of its residents, culminating in the Battle of Blair Mountain. This series contains five notebooks. There are two research notebooks, the first of which is also the last notebook in Series 2. The remaining three notebooks contain draft versions of the novel. The first research notebook contains research notes, news clippings, and photocopies, most regarding labor and Charleston history, and other material. The second research notebook contains Giardina's earliest notes for Storming Heaven. The draft manuscript notebooks include the second and third notebooks of the first draft and the first notebook of a revised draft.

In the second notebook of the first draft of Storming Heaven (green notebook in box 3, folder 2) is an episode that was not included in the finished novel; it is titled "From the Diary of Lytton Davidson" and appears on pages 298-310.


  • Creation: undated

Repository Details

Part of the West Virginia and Regional History Center Repository

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P.O. Box 6069
Morgantown WV 26506-6069 US