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Jobs That Could Kill You: True Stories of People Risking Their Lives to Make a Buck

Jobs That Could Kill You: True Stories of People Risking Their Lives to Make a Buck

by Tom Jones
     
 

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Jobs That Could Kill You is a fascinating collection of candid and intimate conversations with forty-two men and women who describe in gripping detail how physical risk is a familiar companion in their working lives, and how they deal with it. In the oral history tradition of Studs Terkel, Jobs That Could Kill You will introduce you to:

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Overview

Jobs That Could Kill You is a fascinating collection of candid and intimate conversations with forty-two men and women who describe in gripping detail how physical risk is a familiar companion in their working lives, and how they deal with it. In the oral history tradition of Studs Terkel, Jobs That Could Kill You will introduce you to:

- Antron Brown as he launches his top fuel drag racer from zero to over 300 miles an hour in less than four seconds. 

- Justin McBride talking about the guts it takes to stay atop a raging 1,600-pound bull. 

- Jeff Gammons as he painfully remembers the terrifying screams of Hurricane Katrina drowning victims. 

- Cameron Begbie as he recalls fighting hand-to-hand against insurgents in Fallujah, Iraq. 

- Crab fisherman Matt Corriere, who describes the harrowing night when he was the sole survivor after the sinking of the fishing vessel Massacre Bay in icy Alaskan waters. 

- And dozens more!

Jobs That Could Kill You reveals who these daring people are, what they will endure for a paycheck, and how they feel about their jobs. They speak for themselves, in their own words.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781616083199
Publisher:
Skyhorse Publishing
Publication date:
07/01/2012
Pages:
416
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.20(d)

Meet the Author

Tom Jones worked for thirty years as a legislative director in the administrations of the last five California governors negotiating new laws and testifying before the state’s Senate Assembly. His first book, Working at the Ballpark, was published in 2008. He lives in Sacramento, California.

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