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Hidden America

From Coal Miners to Cowboys, An Extraordinary Exploration of the Unseen People Who Make This Country Work
Laskas, Jeanne Marie (Book - 2012 )
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
Hidden America


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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.
Authors: Laskas, Jeanne Marie, 1958-
Title: Hidden America
from coal miners to cowboys, an extraordinary exploration of the unseen people who make this country work
Publisher: New York :, G.P. Putnam's Sons,, c2012
Characteristics: 318 p. ;,24 cm
Notes: "Published simultaneously in Canada"--T.p. verso
Contents: Underworld : Hopedale Mining, Cadiz, Ohio
Hecho en América : 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 National 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
Summary: 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.
ISBN: 0399159002
9780399159008
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  • Lookupbooks rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I felt as if I was right there with her.

Nice that Laskas is paying attention to these unseen workers, but I found these profiles to be thin & unfocused. A Mark Bowden or a Barbara Ehrenreich could have done better.

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