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The Resource Hidden America : from coal miners to cowboys, an extraordinary exploration of the unseen people who make this country work, Jeanne Marie Laskas

Hidden America : from coal miners to cowboys, an extraordinary exploration of the unseen people who make this country work, Jeanne Marie Laskas

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Hidden America : from coal miners to cowboys, an extraordinary exploration of the unseen people who make this country work
Title
Hidden America
Title remainder
from coal miners to cowboys, an extraordinary exploration of the unseen people who make this country work
Statement of responsibility
Jeanne Marie Laskas
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This book looks at the remarkable men and women whose low-profile accomplishments contribute to the running of the nation, from coal miners and oil rig workers to migrant laborers and air traffic controllers. Five hundred feet underground, the author asked a coal miner named Smitty, "Do you think it's weird that people know so little about you?" He replied, "I don't think people know too much about the way the whole damn country works." This book intends to fix that. Like John McPhee and Susan Orlean, the author dives deep into her subjects and emerges with character-driven narratives that are gripping, funny, and revelatory. In this book the stories are about the people who make our lives run every day, and yet we barely think of them. The author spent weeks in an Ohio coal mine and on an Alaskan oil rig; in a Maine migrant labor camp, a Texas beef ranch, the air traffic control tower at New York's LaGuardia Airport, a California landfill, an Arizona gun shop, the cab of a long haul truck in Iowa, and the stadium of the Cincinnati Ben-Gals cheerleaders. Cheerleaders? Yes. They, too, are hidden America, and you will be amazed by what this book tells you about them: hidden no longer
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1958-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Laskas, Jeanne Marie
Index
no index present
LC call number
HD8072.5
LC item number
.L37 2012
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Working class
  • Working class
  • Working class
  • Manual work
  • Subculture
  • Laskas, Jeanne Marie
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
Label
Hidden America : from coal miners to cowboys, an extraordinary exploration of the unseen people who make this country work, Jeanne Marie Laskas
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Publication
Note
"Published simultaneously in Canada"--Title page verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Underworld : Hopedale Mining, Cadiz, Ohio -- Hecho en America : Migrant Labor Camp, Cherryfield, Maine -- G-L-O-R-Y : Paul Brown Stadium, Cincinnati, Ohio -- Traffic : Air Traffic Control Tower, LaGuardia Airport, New York, New York -- Guns "R" us : Sprague's Sports, Yuma, Arizona -- Beef : R.A. Brown Ranch, Throckmorton, Texas -- The Rig : Pioneer Natural Resources Oil Rig, Oooguruk Island, off the Shores of Alaska's North Slope -- Sputter : I-80, Exit 284, Walcott, Iowa -- This is Paradise : Puente Hills Landfill, City of Industry, California
Control code
ocn785077612
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
318 pages
Isbn
9780399159008
Lccn
2012025457
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)785077612
Label
Hidden America : from coal miners to cowboys, an extraordinary exploration of the unseen people who make this country work, Jeanne Marie Laskas
Publication
Note
"Published simultaneously in Canada"--Title page verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Underworld : Hopedale Mining, Cadiz, Ohio -- Hecho en America : Migrant Labor Camp, Cherryfield, Maine -- G-L-O-R-Y : Paul Brown Stadium, Cincinnati, Ohio -- Traffic : Air Traffic Control Tower, LaGuardia Airport, New York, New York -- Guns "R" us : Sprague's Sports, Yuma, Arizona -- Beef : R.A. Brown Ranch, Throckmorton, Texas -- The Rig : Pioneer Natural Resources Oil Rig, Oooguruk Island, off the Shores of Alaska's North Slope -- Sputter : I-80, Exit 284, Walcott, Iowa -- This is Paradise : Puente Hills Landfill, City of Industry, California
Control code
ocn785077612
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
318 pages
Isbn
9780399159008
Lccn
2012025457
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)785077612

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