"History isn't usually very kind to those defeated in conflict and that was certainly the case with the miners and their leaders in the 84/85 strike. "
The vast bulk of books written about the strike are sympathetic to Scargill. There are perhaps three written from the other perspective, 'The Strike' by Roy Ottey (who was actually on the NUM executive and resigned in disgust at Scargill), 'The Enemies Within" by Ian Macgregor and 'The Downing Street Years'. And ...that's it.
The Enemies Within: Story of the Miners' Strike
The Downing Street Years
Otherwise the media portrays the miners as the poor victims of the government and conveniently ignores the fire-bombing and beatings that working miners had to endure. They do not take into account Scargill's twisting of his own unions rules and his avoidance of a national ballot. The fact that Scargill was financed by the Soviets and Libya (almost) escapes view.
History has been amazingly kind up to now to the miners. Perhaps in 100 years it will be less so.