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Book Review: Buried Treasure

You may think that a book about the growth of a coal company would be uninstructive. Think again.
Otto Scott's recently published (1989) Buried Treasure distributed by Ross House Books, P.O. Box 67 Vallecito, CA. 95251 provides many astute observations and economic insights for the reader.

Buried Treasure is the story of the formation and growth of Arch Mineral over a nineteen year period (1969-1988). Formed in a time when it was very difficult to get into the coal industry, Arch has grown to a point when it has good coal reserves, good contracts for that coal, and employs 3,000 people while providing an excellent return to its investors.