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Jobs That Could Kill You

True Stories of People Risking Their Lives to Make a Buck

Published by Skyhorse
Distributed by Simon & Schuster

About The Book

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.

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  • Publisher: Skyhorse (July 1, 2012)
  • Length: 416 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781616083199

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