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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. 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.
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By Andy on 06-16-13
quite a variety
This book offered a glimpse of a wide variety of occupations that are indeed dangerous. The information came across as if transcribed verbatim from an oral description into a tape recorder by the job holder. I think the descriptions would have benefited if the author was able to dig deeper.
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