Jobs That Could Kill You
True Stories of People Risking Their Lives to Make A BuckeBook - 2012
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 Youwill 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.
Publisher: New York : Skyhorse Pub., ©2012
Characteristics: 1 online resource (ix, 398 pages) : illustrations