Risky Living

Risky Living

Interviews With the Brave Men and Women Who Work the World's Most Dangerous Jobs

eBook - 2009
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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 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.

Publisher: New York : Skyhorse Pub., c2009.
ISBN: 1602397694
9781602397699
Characteristics: 1 online resource : ill.
Additional Contributors: OverDrive

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