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The Long Haul: A Trucker's Tales of Life on the Road

The Long Haul: A Trucker's Tales of Life on the Road

by Finn Murphy


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“There’s nothing semi about Finn Murphy’s trucking tales of The Long Haul.”—Sloane Crosley, Vanity Fair

More than thirty years ago, Finn Murphy dropped out of college to become a long-haul trucker. Since then he’s covered more than a million miles as a mover, packing, loading, hauling people’s belongings all over America. In The Long Haul, Murphy recounts with wit, candor, and charm the America he has seen change over the decades and the poignant, funny, and often haunting stories of the people he encounters on the job.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780393355871
Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date: 06/05/2018
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 275,566
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Finn Murphy grew up in Connecticut and now lives in Colorado. He started working as a long-haul trucker in 1980. The Long Haul is his first book.

Table of Contents

Introduction xi

Part I The Truck

Chapter 1 Punching In 3

Chapter 2 Road Warriors 17

Chapter 3 Tenderfoot 39

Part II The Powerlane

Chapter 4 Hammer Down 51

Chapter 5 Seven Shippers 67

Chapter 6 The Pot of Gold 83

Part III The Big Slab

Chapter 7 Back on the Road 111

Chapter 8 Here Come the Movers 127

Chapter 9 Invisible Men 153

Chapter 10 Baby Grand 163

Chapter 11 Waiting Time 175

Chapter 12 Paradise 191

Chapter 13 The Great White Mover 199

Epilogue 223

Acknowledgments 231

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