Jobs That Could Kill You : True Stories of People Risking Their Lives to Make a Buck, Paperback / softback Book

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


"42 Jobs That Could Kill You" is a fascinating collection of candid and intimate conversations with 42 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.

Following in the oral history tradition of "Studs Terkel", "42 Jobs That Could Kill You", you will meet: 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 beast; 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. "42 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.


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 416 pages, 42 illustrations
  • Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing
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  • Category: Sociology: work & labour
  • ISBN: 9781616083199

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